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Extended Call for Up-Stream Showcase is Announced A South East Disabled and Deaf Artist Showcase 2011

Tuesday 3rd August, 2010

a salmon jumping upstream

Dada South has announced today a further call to South East Artists and Creatives to express their interest in being considered for a programme of high profile showcase opportunities to take place in the summer of 2011, presented by Dada-South. Up-Stream will represent the best of the work of Deaf and disabled artists and creatives from across the South East region.

The Up-Stream Showcase will present the best, innovative or new work of artists and creatives from across the creative art forms of visual art, the performing arts of music, dance and theatre, alongside literature, poetry and combined media. It will provide an opportunity for the work of disabled and Deaf artists to reach new audiences and engage in thriving cultural events and programmes.

Up-Stream is part of Accentuate, a transformational programme of 15 projects, inspired by the Paralympic Movement, which seeks to change perceptions and offer opportunities to showcase the talents of deaf and disabled people.

The artists and creatives that are selected to take part in the Up-Stream Showcase programme, will each receive a project fee of £2,500. Up-Steam will provide the materials and equipment required to develop and present their work at the showcase, a professional development programme, access and interpretation, technical production and event management, travel and other expenses.

The Up-Stream Showcase presentations will be attended by regional, national and international promoters, curators, programmers, producers from venues, festivals and galleries from across the UK and abroad, who programme work in a diversity of locations including indoor spaces and venues, outdoor spaces, and in other forms such as digital and other media.

The deadline for Expressions of Interest from South East artists and creatives in taking part in the Up- Stream Showcase is 6.00 pm on Friday 3rd September 2010 For further information please look at www.dada-south.org.uk