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Unlimited International Open Awards

R Hollis

Unlimited International Open Awards

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Are you a disabled artist based in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, or Wales?

Would you like to form an international collaboration?

Do you work in drama, dance, music, visual arts, literature, and combined arts, fashion, architecture, and/or film?

In partnership with British Council, Unlimited are delighted to offer five awards for collaboration between UK-based and international disabled artists.

These awards are open in name and open in nature to unlock and unleash your ideas.

The International Open Awards are open to:

  • professional disabled artists and/or a disabled-led companies
  • based in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, or Wales
  • aged 18+
  • not in full-time education

The commissions for this work must facilitate a meaningful collaboration with a disabled artist/collective based in one of the following Official Development Assistance (ODA) countries:  Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Turkey, Ukraine*, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.

*British Council have temporarily suspended activities in Ukraine for the safety and well-being of all. You can still collaborate with a Ukrainian artist working outside of Ukraine. They reserve the right to suspend activities in any of the countries listed above if a national safety concern arises.


Application deadline: Noon, Monday 2nd October

Event dates:

Stage 1: Expression of interest
Application portal opens Thursday 31 August 2023, 10am
Deadline for EOI applications Monday 2 October 2023, midday
Shortlisted artists announced Tuesday 28 November 2023

Stage 2: Full applications
Application portal reopens to shortlisted artists Monday 4 December 2023, midday
Deadline for full applications Monday 5 February 2024, midday
Awarded artists announced March 2024

All commissions begin June 2024
All commissions completed by September 2025

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