DEAFINITELY THEATRE ANNOUNCES SECOND ROUND OF BURSARIES FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING THEATRE FREELANCERS

Deafinitely Theatre is excited to announce another round of bursaries to support deaf or hard of hearing freelance theatre practitioners and performers during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. 

We will award another six bursaries of £1000 to support freelancers who are at any stage of their career to develop their practice throughout summer 2021. We will also provide recipients with networking and keeping-in-touch sessions to monitor their personal development.

Artistic Director Paula Garfield said, “As our industry begins to emerge from lockdown, I am so pleased that, thanks to a second Arts Council Cultural Recovery Fund grant, Deafinitely Theatre can offer a further six bursaries to support deaf freelance theatre practitioners to develop their practice as we build back to live performance. We are very excited to share the brilliant work of the first round of Bursary recipients on our website throughout May and can’t wait to see the work that our future recipients are able to develop with this funding.”

Supported by the Arts Council Culture Recovery Fund, the bursaries are open to deaf and hard of hearing theatre practitioners and performers aged 18 and over that are at any stage of their career. Applicants must be self-employed, not in full-time education, live in the United Kingdom and have a UK bank account.

Applications are now open, to apply please complete a written application or submit a BSL video to [email protected] by midday on Monday 31 May 2021.