Opportunities Board

A Bit Of A Do Festival Commissions 2022
Drunken Chorus

Opportunity closes: 25th Jan 2022
Type: Open Call
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed

Website: drunkenchorus.co.uk
Instagram: @drunkenchorus

Applications are now open to receive one of 3 commissions for disabled artists to present new work at ‘A Bit Of A Do’ Festival in 2022


A Bit Of A Do is a festival of theatre, dance and cabaret by disabled and non-disabled artists, produced by Drunken Chorus. Information and line-ups for previous festivals can be found here. The festival will take place in Croydon, South London.

For the 2022 instalment of A Bit Of A Do we will support 3 disabled artists / companies to create performances to premiere at the festival.


Each commission / support package will be bespoke to the artist / company, and may include:

  • Up to 3 mentoring sessions with an established artist;

  • Up to 1 week of rehearsal space at a London venue;

  • A bursary of up to £1,000 towards the project;

  • Advice from the Drunken Chorus team;

  • Support to build connections / networks and to find touring opportunities.


Artists are invited to submit their proposals by 12 midday on Tuesday 25th January 2022. We are looking for proposals for work that is:

  • At least 30 minutes in length, and no longer than around 1 hour;

  • Flexible, and not technically complicated, so as to work in a festival context;

  • In the early stages of development;

  • Contemporary performance: dance, theatre or cabaret;

  • Created by disabled artists and/or disabled-led companies


We are particularly keen to hear from:

  • Artists creating work that is contemporary, experimental or outside the mainstream

  • Artists who are exploring exciting new ways to reach audiences who cannot attend arts venues in person

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing artists / companies

  • Visually Impaired artists / companies

  • Artists / companies from groups who are under-represented in the arts, including people from working class backgrounds and ethnic minorities.

How To Apply

To apply please complete the online application form.

You can find the link to the form and download a document with the application questions on our webpage here:

https://www.drunkenchorus.co.uk/news/commission-open-call