Graeae BEYOND, for Deaf & Disabled Artists in Midlands & North, Graeae

  • East Midlands, West Midlands and North of England
  • theatre
  • Richard Matthews


Are you a Deaf or Disabled artist that wants to be part of the changing landscape of theatre in England? 

Are you a passionate artist who wants to create live performance, develop an idea, find new collaborations, be seen & heard, but cannot get beyond barriers to developing or continuing your practice? 

BEYOND is designed to transform the careers of Deaf and Disabled artists, supporting new connections to artistic development opportunities, advice, training, mentoring and creative spaces within a national network of theatres.

These are testing times for creatives everywhere, but in this changed cultural landscape BEYOND is looking to the future.

We are developing greater access to regional opportunities across England ensuring Deaf and Disabled artists are at the forefront of new and emerging work. We recognise the immense value of our intersectionality across our communities which includes Black, Asian, ethnic minority and LGBTQIA+ artists.

Delivered in collaboration with a thriving network of partner theatres in the North, North East, North West and East Midlands, BEYOND gives breathing space for artistic ambition and to discover creative potential.

We’ve teamed up with leading venues; Octagon Theatre in Bolton, Curve in Leicester, Nottingham Playhouse, Cast in Doncaster, Hull Truck Theatre, Shakespeare North in Prescot, Live Theatre and Northern Stage in Newcastle. Together we are creating a national network of artistic support and development for Deaf and Disabled artists.

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