Opportunities

Dancefest [Professional Development]

Therapeutic Movement Workshops

Sunday 27 September 2015, 10am - 3pm at University of Worcester, Sheila Scott Building, Turnpike Close, St John's, Worcester, WR2 6AB. Useful tools and ideas for dance practitioners and teachers to use when choreographing and dancing with children with profound disabilities. Focusing on bodies and props, this therapeutic day of dance is led by dance movement psychotherapist Laura Glendenning and dance practitioner Cat Weager, and will include a visit to Worcester Snoezelen. Cost - £25. Visit www.dancefest.co.uk to book.

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Exim Dance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Employment & Volunteering Opportunities

Exim Dance offers employment opportunities for people who are disabled including roles as composers, dancers and teachers. Exim are always looking to work with new dancers so please get in touch.

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Independent Dance [Professional Development]

Independent Dance offers professional development opportunities for artists and emerging artists including artist who are disabled. Please contact the organisation for current information on these opportunities.

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Independent Dance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Independent Dance employs artists as required including artists who are disabled. Their building is fully wheelchair accessible. Please see their website for details of any current opportunities.

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Mind the Gap [Training Course]

Mind the Gap's Academy

Mind the Gap's Academy runs a range of training courses for adults with a learning disability who want to learn about theatre and different types of performance. As part of their training, students work on professional shows and projects in order to get experience in the subjects they are interested in. This includes acting, dance, technical and media skills and front of house work. Courses are open to people aged 18 and over. All students up to the age of 25 work towards an Arts Award qualification accredited by Arts Council England and Trinity College, London. Being part of the Academy also helps people grow in confidence and get better at communicating and team working. Students can also get support and training for other practical skills such as using computers and travelling independently. The best way to find out more is by coming to a Mind the Gap for a taster session and see if our courses are for you. Come in and spend half a day with this year's students. You will meet the course tutors, get to know the building and try out the kind of work you will be doing if you join a course. To arrange a taster session contact Charli or call 01274 487390. Visit our website for course start dates, application forms and fees: www.mind-the-gap.org.uk/academy.

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Exim Dance [Professional Development]

Professional Development

Exim offer an Open Company Class at Plymouth University on Friday mornings from 8.30am - 10am for disabled and non-disabled dancers aged 16 plus years. During the summer, daily open class sessions run some weeks in the mornings. Please see Exim's website for more information.

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Attenborough Arts Centre [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Employment & Volunteering Opportunities

Attenborough Arts Centre invites anyone in the community to engage with the arts. Our current arts programme pilots new approaches to performance and creative learning, supporting local and national artists to take risks and try new ideas, especially those with emerging careers and disabled artists. We encourage partnerships to develop artists cross-over and collaboration with different art forms. We are looking to develop further work, aiming to foster debate with artists, students, academics and wider audiences. Our new exhibitions programme focuses on art that is relevant, engaging and accessible, critical and progressive. Our exhibitions will have a social motivation exploring the changing role of contemporary art, its local and global relevance; supporting practical, aesthetic, and poetic new approaches to our society, our environment and our place within the two. Please see our website for further information about current and upcoming employment and volunteering opportunities for disabled artists.

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Taking Flight Theatre Company [Professional Development]

Taking Flight Theatre Company

Taking Flight often run courses on various topics including puppetry, facilitator training, Shakespeare, audition technique. These courses are aimed at disabled, D/deaf, sensory impaired and non disabled participants and foster an inclusive learning environment. Please contact us to be added to our training mailing list.

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Taking Flight Theatre Company [Training Course]

Taking Flight Theatre Company

Taking Flight often run courses on various topics including puppetry, facilitator training, Shakespeare, audition technique. These courses are aimed at disabled, D/deaf, sensory impaired and non disabled participants and foster an inclusive learning environment. Please contact the Company to be added to their training mailing list.

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Magpie Dance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

High Fliers

High Fliers is a professional training and performance company for gifted and talented dancers with learning disabilities. Dancers benefit from a free professional training day each week during term time, including ballet and contemporary dance technique, Pilates, fitness training, creative practice and performance skills, all led by industry professionals. Performance opportunities are paid, in line with equity rates, making High Fliers one of the first offerings of its kind.

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The Roundhouse [Training Course]

Young Creatives

The Roundhouse Young Creatives offers young people the chance to take part in holiday projects, master classes, one-off workshops, on-going training and performance projects, and studio access. Participants are offered unparalleled opportunities to work with amazing professional artists and tutors and with other young people in an inspiring space with high-quality facilities. Opportunities across Music, Broadcast and New Media and Performing Arts. Music - As well as providing young artists and producers with low-to-no cost access to studios, instruments and equipment, we offer performance and recording opportunities including holding our own annual showcase of youth music Roundhouse Rising, and running our own record label. 2. Broadcast & New Media - We run ground-breaking projects in TV and film production and our in-house radio station Roundhouse Radio broadcasts 25 regular shows. Opportunities range from one-off taster sessions in presenting through to year-long traineeships. 3. Performing Arts-In addition to long-term and regular courses and classes, we offer workshops and master classes in drama, contemporary circus and performance poetry/spoken word. Every year we also produce a full-scale professional production that involves young people at every level. Please find more information at: http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/young-creatives. Contact: Emily.Kerr@roundhouse.org.uk

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Unlimited [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Unlimited

Offers commissions for professional disabled artists and companies. There will be two open calls for submissions throughout the course of the three year programme as well as Research & Development Awards. Support is offered to companies and artists interested in applying. Please see the website for further details and information on how to apply.

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Funky Llama [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Funky Llama

Funky Llama Club Night Crew offers opportunities to train and work in a number of roles at Funky Llama Club Nights. These include roles in front of house, stage management, marketing, design, DJs and VJs, performers and 'Party People'. For more information see www.plymouth.gov.uk/fl_theatre_royal_crew_trifold.pdf or contact becky.chapman@theatreroyal.com or telephone 01752 230378. You can download an application form from the website.

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Funky Llama [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Funky Llama

The Funky Llama Festival offers opportunities for national, regional and local artists to showcase their work in dance, puppetry, music, theatre and comedy acts. No fees can be paid but expenses for performers outside the area can be covered. Contact the organisation for details of the next call out for performers for the Festival and also for opportunities at Funky Llama Club Nights.

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Shetland Arts [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Shetland Arts for details of any training courses accessible to young people who are disabled.

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Arts Care Gofal Celf [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Arts Care Gofal Celf for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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Dance House [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Dance House for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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Dance Base [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Dance Base for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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Citymoves Dance Agency [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Citymoves Dance Agency for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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DU Dance [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact DU Dance for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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Dance Action Zone Leeds (Dazl) [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Dazl for details of training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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TAN Dance [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact TAN Dance for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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Rubicon Dance [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Rubicon Dance for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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Powys Dance [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Powys Dance for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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Dawns i Bawb [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Dawns i Bawb Dance for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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NEW Dance [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact NEW Dance for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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Yorkshire Dance [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Yorkshire Dance for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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DanceXchange [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact DanceXchange Dance for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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Dancefest [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Dancefest for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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Swindon Dance [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Swindon Dance for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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Take Art [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Take Art for details of any training courses which are accessible by disabled young people.

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Plymouth Dance [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Plymouth Dance for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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Pavilion Dance South West [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Pavilion Dance South West for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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Dance in Devon [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Dance in Devon for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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Bath Dance [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Bath Dance for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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Activate Performing Arts [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Activate for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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South East Dance [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact South East Dance for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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MDI [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact MDI for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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Ludus Dance [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Ludus Dance for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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Dance Manchester [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Dance Manchester for details of any training courses which are accessible by disabled young people.

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Dance Cumbria [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Dance Cumbria for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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North West Dance [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact North West Dance for details of any training courses which are accessible by disabled young people.

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Cheshire Dance [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Cheshire Dance for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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TIN Arts [Training Course]

GeTIN2Arts

GeTIN2Arts is an exhilarating programme of dance, drama and music tailored to the abilities of people with learning disability. The course covers a wide range of musical and theatrical delights - from acting, singing and dancing to designing and building sets, learning stage craft, script writing and choosing props and costumes. The course runs annually from September to July (36 weeks per year), every Wednesday, from 9:30am until 3:30pm. You will be given the chance to perform to family and friends throughout the year, as well as the opportunity to perform in a professional theatre as part of our annual arts and disability performance event, Best Foot Forward. The course is for anybody aged 18 and above. All activity is adapted to meet the needs of the individual, and the programme is designed to meet both the social and developmental needs of those who attend. The course is fee based. Most people can afford this through Direct Payments. This means that a person attending may have to pay for their place on the course. There are only 15 places available on each course to ensure all participants receive the support and attention they need. The programme is led by two trained artists with extensive experience in working with people with learning disability and there is also a dedicated, fully-trained carer present at the sessions. If you are interested in GeTIN2Arts, please call 0191 384 0728 or email info@tinarts.co.uk. Free taster sessions are also available.

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TIN Arts [Training Course]

GETIN2Dance

TIN Arts have delivered this engaging, stimulating contemporary dance programme to people with learning disabilities in the North East since 1999. Trained artists carefully plan creative dance activities which challenge and celebrate the unique talents of those taking part. You will be given the chance to perform to family and friends throughout the year, as well as the opportunity to perform in a professional theatre as part of our annual arts and disability performance event, Best Foot Forward. The course takes place every Tuesday from 9.30am to 3.30pm from September to July each year (36 weeks) and is for anybody aged 18 and above. The programme is designed to meet both the social and developmental needs of those who attend. The course is fee based. Most people can afford this through Direct Payments. This means that a person attending may have to pay for their place on the course. There are only 15 places available on each course to ensure all participants receive the support and attention they need. The programme is led by two trained artists with extensive experience in working with people with learning disability and a dedicated, fully-trained carer is also present at the sessions. If you are interested in GeTIN2Dance, please call 0191 384 0728 or email info@tinarts.co.uk. Free taster sessions are also available.

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TIN Arts [Training Course]

GeTIN2Academy

GeTIN2Academy is a mixed arts course which has been especially designed to support the transition from school to community activity for young adults with a learning disability. It aims to help young people with a learning disability discover and nurture their own performance talent. This means you will have the chance to try dance, drama and music and learn skills such as stage craft, production roles, script writing, designing sets, making props and developing floor plans. There is something for everyone on this interesting, dynamic course. Professionally trained and experienced artists carefully plan creative dance activities which challenge and celebrate the unique talents of those taking part. You will be given the chance to perform to family and friends throughout the year, as well as the opportunity to perform in a professional theatre as part of our annual arts and disability performance event, Best Foot Forward. The course is designed to support people aged 18 and over. All activity is adapted to meet the needs of the individual, and the programme is designed to meet both the social and developmental needs of those who attend. The course runs from 9.30am to 3.30pm every Friday from September to July. The course is fee based. Most people can afford this through Direct Payments. This means that a person attending may have to pay for their place on the course. There are only 15 places available on each course to ensure all participants receive the support and attention they need. The programme is led by two trained artists with extensive experience in working with people with learning disability. There is also a dedicated, fully-trained carer present at the sessions. If you are interested in GeTIN2Academy, please call 0191 384 0728 or email info@tinarts.co.uk. Free taster sessions are also available."

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Dance City [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Dance City for details of any training courses which are accessible by disabled young people.

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The Place [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact The Place for details of any training courses which are accessible to disabled young people.

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Sadler's Wells (Learning) [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Sadler's Wells (Learning) for details of any training courses which are accessible by disabled young people.

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Greenwich Dance [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Greenwich Dance for details of any training courses which are accessible by disabled young people.

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East London Dance [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact East London Dance for details of any training courses which are accessible by disabled young people.

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deda [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact deda for details of any training courses which are accessible by disabled young people.

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Dance4 [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Dance4 for details of any training courses which are accessible by disabled young people.

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artsNK [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact artsNK for details of any training courses which are accessible by disabled young people.

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DanceEast [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Dance East for details of any training courses which are accessible by disabled young people.

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DanceDigital [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact DanceDigital for details of any training courses which are accessible by disabled young people.

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Arts Care Gofal Celf [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Arts Care Gofal Celf for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Shetland Arts [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Shetland Arts for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Dance House [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Dance House for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Dance Base [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Dance Base for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Citymoves Dance Agency [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Citymoves Dance Agency for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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DU Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact DU Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Dance Action Zone Leeds (Dazl) [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Dazl for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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TAN Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact TAN Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Rubicon Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Rubicon Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Powys Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Powys Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Dawns i Bawb [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Dawns i Bawb Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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NEW Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact NEW Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Yorkshire Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Yorkshire Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Swindon Dance [Training Course]

Training opportunities

Please contact Swindon Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Plymouth Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Plymouth Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Take Art [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Take Art for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Pavilion Dance South West [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Pavilion Dance South West for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Dance in Devon [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Dance in Devon for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Bath Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Bath Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Activate Performing Arts [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Activate for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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South East Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact South East Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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MDI [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact MDI for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Ludus Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Ludus Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Dance Manchester [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Dance Manchester for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Dance Cumbria [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Dance Cumbria for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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North West Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact North West Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Cheshire Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Cheshire Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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TIN Arts [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Flex Dance Company

Flex Dance Company is comprised of nine artists with a learning disability who come together to create, devise and perform new contemporary dance work. Flex Dance Company aims to develop original work which embraces strong dynamics, technical achievement and a strong bond between the viewer and the dancer. All new works are a joint collaborative process between dancer, choreographer and viewer and strive to present all work with the highest production values. By devising and presenting movement of the highest standard, all performers demonstrate an honest integrity blessed with creativity and rich in expression. Over the past three years Flex have performed regularly in the North East as part of shared platforms within both the disability and non-disability arts sector. If you would like more information about Flex Dance Company, please contact TIN Arts.

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Dance City [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Dance City for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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The Place [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact The Place for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Sadler's Wells (Learning) [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Sadler's Wells (Learning) for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Greenwich Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Greenwich Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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East London Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact East London Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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deda [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact deda for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Dance4 [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Dance4 for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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artsNK [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact artsNK for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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DanceEast [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Dance East for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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DanceEast [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Dance East for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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DanceDigital [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact DanceDigital for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Coreo Cymru [Professional Development]

Please contact the organisation direct to find out about current and upcoming professional development opportunities for dance artists who are disabled in Wales.

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Arts Care Gofal Celf [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Arts Care Gofal Celf for details of any current and upcoming professional development opportunities accessible to artists who are disabled.

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Shetland Arts [Professional Development]

Please contact Sheltand Arts for details of any current or upcoming professional development opportunities for artists who are disabled.

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Dance House [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Dance House for details of their current programme.

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Dance Base [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Dance Base for details of their current programme.

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Citymoves Dance Agency [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Citymoves Dance Agency for details of their current programme.

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DU Dance [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact DU Dance for details of their current programme.

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Dance Action Zone Leeds (Dazl) [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Dazl for details of their current programme.

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TAN Dance [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact TAN Dance for details of their current programme.

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Rubicon Dance [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Rubicon Dance for details of their current programme.

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Powys Dance [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Powys Dance for details of their current programme.

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Dawns i Bawb [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Dawns i Bawb for details of their current programme.

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NEW Dance [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact NEW Dance for details of their current programme.

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Yorkshire Dance [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Yorkshire Dance for details of their current programme.

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DanceXchange [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact DanceXchange Dance for details of their current programme.

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Dancefest [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact dancefest for details of their current programme.

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Swindon Dance [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Swindon Dance for details of their current programme.

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Take Art [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Take Art for details of their current programme.

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Plymouth Dance [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Plymouth Dance for details of their current programme.

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Pavilion Dance South West [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Pavilion Dance South West for details of their current programme.

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Dance in Devon [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Dance in Devon for details of their current programme.

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Bath Dance [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Bath Dance for details of their current programme.

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Activate Performing Arts [Professional Development]

Arts

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Activate for details of their current programme.

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South East Dance [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact South East Dance for details of their current programme.

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MDI [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact MDI for details of their current programme.

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Ludus Dance [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Ludus Dance for details of their current programme.

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Dance Manchester [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Dance Manchester for details of their current programme.

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Dance Cumbria [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Dance Cumbria for details of their current programme.

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North West Dance [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact North West Dance for details of their current programme.

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Cheshire Dance [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Cheshire Dance for details of their current programme.

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Dance City [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Dance City for details of their current programme.

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The Place [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Peter Laycock, Project Officer, for information about professional development opportunities - 020 7121 1036 or peter.laycock@theplace.org.uk.

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Sadler's Wells (Learning) [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Sadler's Wells (Learning) for details of their current programme.

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Greenwich Dance [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Greenwich Dance for details of their current programme.

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East London Dance [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact East London Dance for details of their current programme.

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deda [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact deda for details of their current programme.

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Dance4 [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Dance4 for details of their current programme.

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artsNK [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact artsNK for details of their current programme.

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DanceEast [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact Dance East for details of their current programme.

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DanceDigital [Professional Development]

Dance development agencies and organisations run professional development workshops and sessions for professional and emerging dance artists and choreographers. Please contact DanceDigital for details of their current programme.

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Sadler's Wells (Learning) [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Sadler's Wells (Learning) for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Dance House [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Dance House for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Dance Base [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Dance Base for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Citymoves Dance Agency [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Citymoves Dance Agency for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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DU Dance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact DU Dance for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Dance Action Zone Leeds (Dazl) [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Dazl for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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TAN Dance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact TAN Dance for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Rubicon Dance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Rubicon Dance for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Powys Dance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Powys Dance for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Dawns i Bawb [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Dawns i Bawb for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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NEW Dance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact NEW Dance for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Yorkshire Dance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Yorkshire Dance for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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DanceXchange [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact DanceXchange for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Dancefest [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Dancefest for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Swindon Dance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Swindon Dance for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Take Art [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Take Art for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Plymouth Dance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Plymouth Dance for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Pavilion Dance South West [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

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Please contact Pavilion Dance South West for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Dance in Devon [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Dance in Devon for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Bath Dance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Bath Dance for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Activate Performing Arts [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Activate for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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South East Dance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact South East Dance for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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MDI [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact MDI for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Ludus Dance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Ludus Dance for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Dance Manchester [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Dance Manchester for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Dance Cumbria [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Dance Cumbria for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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North West Dance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact North West Dance for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Cheshire Dance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Cheshire Dance for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Dance City [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Dance City for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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The Place [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact The Place for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Greenwich Dance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Greenwich Dance for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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East London Dance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact East London Dance for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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deda [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact deda for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Dance4 [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Dance4 for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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artsNK [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact artsNK for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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DanceEast [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Dance East for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Arts Care Gofal Celf [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Arts Care Gofal Celf for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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Shetland Arts [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact Shetland Arts for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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DanceDigital [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Please contact DanceDigital for details of any employment or other professional opportunities for disabled artists.

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DaDaFest [Training Course]

Young DaDa

Young DaDa encourages and empowers disabled and deaf young people aged 12-25 years through creativity. Creative projects and training have included visual arts, performance, creative writing and film-making with Young DaDa. The programme offers talented young people specific opportunities to showcase their work as well as leadership development. Please contact the organisation for further information.

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Corali [Training Course]

Kick Up - Arts Award

Kick Up is an opportunity for young people to gain an Arts Award qualification. The course is being run for a second time during the Easter holidays 2014 with following up sessions weekly during the summer term. Please contact admin@corali.org.uk or see the website (www.corali.org.uk) for details of any future Kick Up courses.

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Corali [Training Course]

Support Artist Training Course

Corali is running a training course in how to become a support artist in a workshop.? It is a placement-based course to help learn how to co-facilitate a dance workshop. Students will engage in practical exploration of facilitation techniques and will investigate the use of arts as a tool for learning, social engagement and creative expression. Within the course students will be encouraged to develop their personal workshop leading style and be able to support during a workshop environment. The course runs from May until September with evening sessions on a Thursday, 1:1 support session and an evaluation and feedback session. The course includes taking part in a 6 week placement. The cost of the course is £55. Entry to the course is by application form and interview. If you are interested in applying, please contact www.corali.org.uk

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Celebrity Pig Theatre Company [Training Course]

Training course in development

The Company are developing training that will develop the life skills of people who are learning disabled. Please contact the organisation for further details.

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everyBODY dance [Training Course]

Aerial Training & Team Building for Every Body

Bespoke training opportunities for groups who wish to increase their knowledge, confidence and physical skills in an inclusive context.

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GDance [Training Course]

Various Training Course opportunities

GDance run trainings and intensives aimed at developing the skills of young disabled dancers and choreographers. These include the Inclusive Arts Leadership training course which runs for 10 weeks from June 2015 and combines weekend training sessions with placements and on-line learning. Please contact the organisation for details of current opportunities.

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Solar Bear [Training Course]

Theatre Apprenticeships

In 2013, Solar Bear launched an apprenticeship scheme in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire Scotland. The apprenticeship scheme is funded through Creative Scotland's Talent Hub fund and commenced in April 2013, running for 16 months. Three apprentices were selected from the body of students enrolled in the Deaf Theatre Skills course run by Solar Bear in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire Scotland designed to offer formal routes into the profession for deaf actors. The apprenticeship scheme will help lay the foundations for the UK's first BA Acting degree for deaf students that will commence in 2015 at the RCS. The scheme will look at the development of entrepreneurial skills including innovative and creative thinking, communication skills and the ability to take risks and work towards preparing the Scottish theatre sector for working with d/Deaf practitioners through placements and work experience with theatre venues and producing companies. Please contact gerry@solarbear.org.uk for further information.

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Solar Bear [Training Course]

BA Performance delivered in BSL and English

In 2013, Solar Bear launched an apprenticeship scheme in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire Scotland. The apprenticeship scheme is funded through Creative Scotland's Talent Hub fund and commenced in April 2013, running for 16 months. Three apprentices were selected from the body of students enrolled in the Deaf Theatre Skills course run by Solar Bear in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire Scotland designed to offer formal routes into the profession for deaf actors. The apprenticeship scheme will help lay the foundations for the UK's first BA Acting degree for deaf students that will commence in 2015 at the RCS. The scheme will look at the development of entrepreneurial skills including innovative and creative thinking, communication skills and the ability to take risks and work towards preparing the Scottish theatre sector for working with d/Deaf practitioners through placements and work experience with theatre venues and producing companies. Please contact gerry@solarbear.org.uk for further information.

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Solar Bear [Training Course]

Deaf Theatre Skills

In 2013, Solar Bear launched an apprenticeship scheme in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire Scotland. The apprenticeship scheme is funded through Creative Scotland's Talent Hub fund and commenced in April 2013, running for 16 months. Three apprentices were selected from the body of students enrolled in the Deaf Theatre Skills course run by Solar Bear in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire Scotland designed to offer formal routes into the profession for deaf actors. The apprenticeship scheme will help lay the foundations for the UK's first BA Acting degree for deaf students that will commence in 2015 at the RCS. The scheme will look at the development of entrepreneurial skills including innovative and creative thinking, communication skills and the ability to take risks and work towards preparing the Scottish theatre sector for working with d/Deaf practitioners through placements and work experience with theatre venues and producing companies. Please contact gerry@solarbear.org.uk for further information.

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Out of the Darkness Theatre Company [Training Course]

ODTC Training Programme

Out of the Darkness Theatre Company offer training programmes for individuals with disabilities in performance, multi-arts, media and technical theatre alongside performance opportunities. Please contact the organisation for further details. The organisation has offered SVQ awards in sound, lighting and stage management and providing new SVQ awards is a part of the organisation's future training plans.

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Out of the Darkness Theatre Company [Training Course]

NC Acting & Theatre Performance

The NC Acting & Theatre Performance course was launched at Moray College UHI in partnership with Out of the Darkness Theatre Company in the 2012-13 academic year and has been a great success already, with many former students progressing to HNC and degree level courses at other universities. The NC course is delivered by experienced theatre professionals and supported by a range of visiting directors and producers who bring with them a wealth of knowledge gained in acting and drama in Scotland and beyond, and provides a great springboard for those who wish to consider further study in acting and drama, or employment in the theatre or related industries. Creativity, self-awareness, communication and teamwork are just some of the skills developed in a realistic setting. In the first intake, four individuals with autism successfully graduated from the course and have gone onto further training. If you have a disability and are interested in accessing this course, please contact Leigh-Anne Hepburn, Development Officer, on 07870 581132 or la@odtheatre.org.uk.

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Beaumont College [Training Course]

Creative Arts Programme - Dance

The course is designed to allow the development of individual expression through the medium of dance. It promotes proactive, physical engagement in multi-sensory contexts. With the support of the physiotherapy and occupational therapy teams, learners are encouraged to extend their movement potential and mobility through the use of transformational movement equipment. Learners are facilitated to develop specific skills that include non-verbal communication, expression through movement, relationship to others, appreciation, trust and sensitivity. Learners are encouraged to initiate their own ideas and respond to the work of others to create solo, duet and group work. Choreography and directing skills are elements within the dance provision for all learners. Learners have the opportunity to work in partnership with their peers from the local community in inclusive workshops and residencies with visiting dance companies. At the end of each project work is shared with college audiences and in community venues.

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Beaumont College [Training Course]

Creative Arts Programme - Music

The three-year music course is designed to enable learners to find their own musical "voice" as a powerful vehicle for self-expression. Through exploration of a wide range of very individual verbal and non-verbal vocal and sound making work, instrument playing and music technology, learners' musical interests and skills are nurtured and expanded. Each project provides an opportunity for practical, experimental music making. Learners are supported to develop solo work in addition to ensemble work. The staff team have a high level of experience in enabling access to music making for those with a wide range of learning difficulties and make extensive use of the latest 'cutting edge' music technology equipment is order to provide access and challenge at all programme levels. There are inclusive opportunities to work in creative partnerships with community and educational groups from the local area. Learners are encouraged to perform to in-house and external audiences. The music department have a very well established link with The University of Lancashire and subsequently hold a 'music week' at college every year that provides an inclusive opportunity to work collaboratively. The department also runs its own record company 'Beaumont College Records' and this provides ultimate challenge for learners with the confidence and ambition to contribute to recordings that are then marketed through our college website.

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Beaumont College [Training Course]

Creative Arts Programme - Performance

The Performance course provides learners with the opportunity to participate in projects that explore the concepts of space, time, audience and action. Over the three years learners are enabled to develop their own ways of connecting with an audience using personal forms of communication together with a range of performance disciplines. Within the broad themes of autobiography, text and issue-based work, learners explore, develop, rehearse and perform devised work, developing their roles in a team, as well as widening access to the performance experience for learners with complex needs. The project outcomes range from in-house performances through to touring work to regional venues and events. There are opportunities to work in partnership with guest companies and mainstream peers to produce work. Over the years Beaumont learners have used the subject of performance to create work that challenges mindsets and 'This Theatre Company' provides opportunity for ambitious learners to work alongside an external consultant in the external venue of The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster in order to produce a piece or work for tour.

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Plymouth University [Training Course]

BA (Hons) Dance Theatre

Dance Theatre with Plymouth University is informed by the research, scholarship, training and creative practice of the teaching team. As students progress through their degree there are opportunities to collaborate artistically with BA Theatre and Performance students, Media and Music students to generate innovative and exciting performance work. The course offers a number of specialisms and opportunities including Student Performances, a focus on practical dance scholarship, giving value to the skills and knowledge gained in studio practice, Improvisation in Performance, Dance Theatre and Physical Theatre (training and choreography), Integrated Dance Practice, Dance on Screen, Video & Editing Skills and Community Dance Practice. The course also offers extra-curricular training opportunities through master classes, residencies, scheduled weekly classes and performance platforms and work based learning opportunities. There is a vibrant performance and research culture hosting artists and researchers of international standing. For more information about the course including entry requirements and fees, please contact Ruth Way, Head of Performing Arts by email R.Way@plymouth.ac.uk. If you are a disabled student and would like to discuss the course and your access needs, please contact Adam Benjamin by email adam.benjamin@plymouth.ac.uk.

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City College Plymouth [Training Course]

BTEC Level 2 Performance Makers

This one year course is aimed at young disabled people aged 16-24 and is offered in partnership with Attik Dance. You will develop your practice as an individual and as a member of a performance ensemble. You will be involved right from the start in an in-depth experience of the performing arts, developing your skills in dance, physical theatre and performance making. The units you study on the course will all lead to performances - some of these will be large scale public performances. The course combines specialist performer training with focused development in a range of independent living skills, social skills and self confidence and works towards functional skills in English, Maths and Computing. You will need to have previous experience and a passion for the arts and be 16 years or over to apply for the course. The course will be open to mixed levels and each learner will be assessed as required. Contact the College for details of the application process and for info on courses fees for over 18's. The course is based at the Goschen Centre in Plymouth which is fully accessible.

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Hijinx Theatre [Training Course]

Hijinx Academy

Hijinx Academy is a unique performance skills training course for learning disabled adults from Cardiff and the surrounding area. Students on the Academy study a variety of skills including clowning, comedia dell'Arte, forum theatre techniques and more. The Academy is designed to prepare you for employment as a performer by creating an environment which is as close as possible to a professional rehearsal. Students are expected to work hard and expectations are high in terms of their engagement with the programme. With hard work and dedication Academy students have the potential to go on to perform in our professional touring productions, projects leading up to Unity Festival, Hijinx Pods, Hijinx Residencies, forum theatre projects and all aspects of the creative work which Hijinx produces. The Academy runs on Mondays and Tuesdays each week in Cardiff for 50 weeks of the year. It is open to students aged 18 years and over who live in Cardiff, Newport and surrounding areas. To apply, please contact dan.mcgowan@hijinx.org.uk to arrange a taster. Payment for the course takes place via the student's social services provision.

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Dark Horse [Training Course]

F2 Foundation Acting Course

This is a two year formal course requiring attendance on three days each week. The course open is to individuals over the age of 18 years with learning disabilities. A high degree of commitment is required and students pay tuition fees. Graduates of Dark Horse's two year foundation acting course, affiliated to Drama UK Drama School, the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, have worked in regional and national touring theatre, on television and in film. Acting students develop skills in voice, movement, acting technique; acting for radio and camera, dialects and singing and the course is delivered by theatre tutors and directors to industry standards. Progress is continually assessed via the Company's Actors Scheme competency based system. It is anticipated that residencies at affiliated drama school ALRA (The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts) and performance opportunities will be included in the syllabus. Entry to the course is via interview, audition workshop and trial. For further information please contact Lynda Hornsby at Dark Horse Theatre on 01484 484441 or email lynda@darkhorsetheatre.com.

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Drake Music [Training Course]

Introduction to Music

Introduction To Music is a new, accessible music course created by Drake Music in partnership with apt awards (formerly known as OCNSWR - Open College Network South West Region). The course can be accredited at Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2 and is designed to be fully inclusive, enabling disabled and non-disabled students to work together. Please note Drake Music do not deliver the course, for info on centres which offer the course, contact dmed@drakemusic.org. Introduction To Music combines practical performing and composing activities with learning and assessment resources for Clicker software, which is physically accessible to almost any student. The course comprises four units that can either be taken individually as stand-alone units, or linked together to form a complete course. The units are Music Skills for Performance, Creating Soundtracks for Films, Writing Music Down, Composing Music using Chance Methods.

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Corali [Training Course]

Dance & Performance Workshop

A ten week course taking place summer term 2014 offered by Morley College in conjunction with Corali Dance Company. The course is aimed at adults with moderate learning disabilities and some experience of dance. Participants work with Corali Dance Company to create dance work for performance. Sessions take place every Wednesday from 2pm-4pm. For more info see www.corali.org.uk

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Extant [Training Course]

Train the Trainer

This course is for blind and partially sighted people who wish to develop expertise in visual impairment awareness and Equality Training for the arts sector. For more information or to register interest in becoming an Associate Extant Trainer, please email sue@extant.org.uk.

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Act One Arts Base [Training Course]

Trainee Programme

Offers a Trainee Programme for individuals interested in becoming performers and arts leaders. Training activities are run over three stages during the year with ten training days in each stage. Activities include: - professional dance and performance training, - arts leadership training towards becoming a support worker and leader for other people - theatre trips to learn about professional performance and different dance styles - progress meeting to support you to achieve the goals you set for the trainee programme The course is open to people aged 18 years and over and entry is by audition. Course fees are £1,044 for the one year programme.

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Graeae Theatre Company [Training Course]

Graeae Training Programmes

Over the years, Graeae has run a number of more intensive training programmes for disabled actors and performers including Missing Piece and Against the Tide. Contact Graeae for details of any current and upcoming courses.

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Orpheus [Training Course]

Learning Programme

The Orpheus Centre offers placements for full time students and day students. Performing arts, independence skills, functional skills and employment skills are all aimed to equip learners with the skills and opportunities to lead fulfilling and independent lives when they leave Orpheus. Qualifications offered include Trinity Guildhall Arts Awards, as well as City and Guilds Awards. Please see the website or contact the organisation for further information on how to apply.

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Coventry University [Training Course]

BA(Hons) Dance

This course has always had an inclusive ethos and strong links with Hereward College, the national college for students with disabilities. Following the first wheelchair user joining the course in 2002 and an in-depth research project Body Realities: strategies for inclusion in dance in HE, a set of actions to help the course be more accessible to a wide range of disabled students was implemented. These included a re-evaluation of the purpose, delivery and assessment of dance technique development within the curriculum, guidelines for studio-based class work and guidance to support the relationship between the Learning Support Assistant (LSA) and the disabled student. Staff continue to be heavily involved in research around dance and disability. The course encourages creativity, exploration and a professional approach to contemporary dance. Students have the opportunity to develop their own artistic practice through study of dance technique, performance, choreography and contextual studies. They also have the option to specialise in teaching and community practice. The core course content includes the following subject areas: - Contemporary dance technique; - Choreography and improvisation including contact improvisation, site-specific performance, dance and film and collaborative processes; - Performance skills with regular performance opportunities in a range of settings and the chance to work in companies during second year with visiting professional choreographers; - Dance history and analysis with an emphasis on post 1960s dance and the option to explore politics and cultural policy in relation to dance. With an emphasis on studio-based learning, the course is delivered through a mixture of practical classes, workshops, rehearsals, lectures, seminars and small group tutorials.

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Centres for Advanced Training (CATs) [Training Course]

National Dance Centres for Advanced Training (CATs) deliver accessible, non-residential, professional training programmes for young people aged 10 to 18 years who demonstrate exceptional potential in dance. Centres are pioneers in prevocational training and research, promoting best practice and providing exceptional and innovative tuition to young people, regardless of their personal circumstances. National Dance CATs are supported through the Government's Music and Dance Scheme and operate from host organisations recognised for their excellence and commitment to the arts and vocational training. Successful applicants are able to access centres across England to receive highly specialist dance training in their locality while continuing to live at home and benefiting from a broad and balanced education. Experts from the professional dance industry nurture and encourage CAT students through a broad range of dance activities; designed to maximise their learning and enable them to excel technically and artistically. The training is individually specified through bespoke training plans helping pupils take ownership of their own learning and realise their personal potential and creativity. The Centres maintain close links with influential dance companies and artists, creating opportunities for children to work with and build relations with future employers, and to gain an inspiring yet realistic insight into the profession. Regular one-on-one tutorials and mentoring offer valuable careers advice and help equip students with the skills to successfully audition for elite vocational dance schools at 11, 16 or 18 years. See the website for details of the CAT training venues across England and for contact information. Please contact CATs individually to discuss provision available for talented young disabled dancers.

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Music Services & Music Education Hubs [Training Course]

Various

Please contact your local Music Service or Music Education Hub (in England) for details of current training opportunities for talented disabled young people. You can find contact details for your local Music Service or Music Education Hub here http://www.musicmark.org.uk/about-our-members/music-services-directory.

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Drake Music Scotland [Training Course]

MusicSPACE

MusicSPACE is a year-round programme of music sessions held in Drake Music Scotland's fully equipped and accessible studio. Tuition includes one-to-one and group instrumental tuition, one-to-one and group song-writing and composition tuition and recording studio training. For further information, please contact the organisation.

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Music Alive [Training Course]

Music Alive Sessions

Music Alive offers a number of weekly sessions for disabled adults including group music sessions, one-to-one sessions and drum circles. Please see the website or contact the organisation for further information.

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Zinc Arts [Training Course]

Advanced Drama - Creative Plus Programme

Zinc Arts offers the weekly Advanced Drama class as part of its Creative Plus Programme. Creative Plus offers adults with disabilities the opportunity to learn a range of artistic techniques as well as the fundamental skills needed for self-development and independence. Other courses offered include DanceIT, Film-making and Introduction to Drama and participants may enrol for more than one course. All courses take place at Zinc Arts, in their fully accessible building which has been designed around the needs of disabled people. The cost of the Advanced Drama course is £450 per term. To book a place on the course, please contact Zinc Arts on 01277 365626 or email info@zincarts.org.uk.

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Twisting Ducks Theatre Company [Training Course]

The Band Academy

The Band Academy is an opportunity for adults with learning disabilities to set up and run their own band. Participants will work with other artists to make and record new music, develop singing and song-writing skills, learn how to play instruments and develop music production skills. The band will perform at events across the north-east as well as running and promoting a regular gig night in Newcastle. The Academy runs for 42 weeks per year and costs £39 per day. If you are interested in joining the Academy, please contact the Company.

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Twisting Ducks Theatre Company [Training Course]

The Theatre Academy

The Theatre Academy is an opportunity for adults with learning disabilities to set up and run their own theatre company. Alongside working as part of a team to develop new theatre performances and developing skills as an actor, participants will learn about stagecraft, lighting and sound and will perform their work across the north-east. The Academy runs for 42 weeks per year and costs £39 per day. If you are interested in joining the Academy, please contact the Company.

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Attik [Training Course]

BTEC Level 2 Performance Makers

This one year course is aimed at those with disabilities and is offered in partnership with City College Plymouth. You will develop your practice as an individual and as a member of a performance ensemble. You will be involved right from the start in an in-depth experience of the performing arts, developing your skills in dance, physical theatre and performance making. The units you study on the course will all lead to performances - some of these will be large scale public performances. The course is co-run by the Skills for Life department at the college and includes a life skills programme as well as the following core and optional units: - working in the performing arts industry - professional development in the performing arts industry - performing arts production process. - developing physical theatre for performance optional) - devising theatre (optional) You will need to have previous experience and a passion for the arts and be 16 years or over to apply for the course. Contact the College for details of the application process and for info on courses fees for over 18's. The course is based at the Goschen Centre in Plymouth which is fully accessible.

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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland [Training Course]

Deaf Theatre Skills

This short-course programme, delivered in partnership with the theatre company, Solar Bear, offers deaf students the opportunity to work on acting and performance skills. It aims to develop techniques and expertise in storytelling through a theatrical language that incorporates British Sign Language, spoken word and visual language. This unique training opportunity is laying the foundations for a BA Acting Degree Course for deaf people due to begin in September 2015 at the Royal Conservatoire Scotland. Places on the short-course programme are awarded through an audition process. For further information contact gerry@solarbear.org.uk or the Conservatoire.

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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland [Training Course]

BA Acting degree course for d/Deaf actors

This groundbreaking degree course in Acting for those with hearing difficulties is due to be launched in September 2015 in partnership with theatre company, Solar Bear. Please contact gerry@solarbear.org.uk or the Conservatoire for further information.

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Lawnmowers Theatre Company [Training Course]

Various Training Programmes

Lawnmowers have provided training programmes for young adults in different aspects of theatre including The School for Fools project which looked at the use of Commedia dell Arte with learning disabled people. Contact the Company for details of current training opportunities.

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Hereward College [Training Course]

BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts

Contact the College for further information on the course, details of Open Days and how to apply.

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Hereward College [Training Course]

BTEC Level 2 Performing Arts

Contact the College for further information on the course, details of Open Days and how to apply.

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Hereward College [Training Course]

BTEC Level 1 Performing Arts

Contact the College for further information on the course, details of Open Days and how to apply.

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National Star College [Training Course]

BTEC Level 2 Performing Arts

Students have the opportunity to take part in workshops, theatre visits and performances in the community. Your core programme will include functional skills, and the College will also link you up with employers and community groups so you can gain valuable hands-on experience. For further information on this course, please contact ptarling@natstar.ac.uk.

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National Star College [Training Course]

BTEC Level 1 Performing Arts

Students have the opportunity to take part in workshops, theatre visits and performances in the community. Your core programme will include functional skills, and the College will also link you up with employers and community groups so you can gain valuable hands-on experience. For further information on this course, please contact ptarling@natstar.ac.uk.

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Morley College [Training Course]

Dance & Performance

A one year course which enables students to experience dance and explore movement and performance skills. To find out more about the course or enrol, please contact Sara Mansfield, Learning Disablity Co-ordinator, by telephone 0207 450 1846 or email sara.mansfield@morleycollege.ac.uk.

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Morley College [Training Course]

Music

Have fun learning music in a friendly group. Students make up pieces using voice and percussion, sing and play solo and in a group, and develop their listening skills, confidence and decision-making. To find out more about the course or enrol, please contact Sara Mansfield, Learning Disablity Co-ordinator, by telephone 0207 450 1846 or email sara.mansfield@morleycollege.ac.uk.

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Morley College [Training Course]

Acting Skills

A one year course offering a creative and supportive environment where students can enjoy developing acting and other performance skills. A range of improvisatory and interactive games and exercises are used on the course to develop confidence and trust. To find out more about the course or enrol, please contact Sara Mansfield, Learning Disablity Co-ordinator, by telephone 0207 450 1846 or email sara.mansfield@morleycollege.ac.uk.

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Morley College [Training Course]

Let's Sing

A one year course for people with learning disabilities which helps students to learn through singing. Students develop musical skills both working in a group and solo. Enjoy singing and get better at decision making in a relaxed environment. To find out more about the course or enrol, please contact Sara Mansfield, Learning Disablity Co-ordinator, by telephone 0207 450 1846 or email sara.mansfield@morleycollege.ac.uk.

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Access All Areas [Training Course]

Train Me Up

Train me up is an accredited training strand in theatre related skills. Working with partners, The Skills Collective, courses are designed, written and taught by professional tutors in a variety of skills with the aim of leading to future employment. Train me up courses lead to an Open College Network (OCN) qualification and involve written work alongside learning a practical skill.

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Birds of Paradise Theatre Company [Training Course]

Looking For Talent (L4T)

L4T is a large scale outreach and research project designed to find disabled individuals who could be the professional actors and theatre makers of tomorrow. We will find partner groups and venues through which we will deliver educational workshops building towards an intensive Autumn programme in 2015. The intended overall outcome of the L4T is to identify a pool of highly talented disabled people from around Scotland who are ready to develop their skills and experience and become readily employable performance and theatre artists whilst at the same time further developing deaf and disabled audiences for theatre and performance works. For further information or to express an interest in taking part in L4T please email l4t@birdsofparadisetheatre.co.uk or phone Birds of Paradise Theatre on 0141 552 1725.

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Mind the Gap [Training Course]

Making Theatre Training Course

Making Theatre is a training course for adults with a learning disability who want to learn new skills. It runs between September and July each year and students can gain a qualification. There is a 4-day per week Full Time programme, and 1-day per week Part Time programme. The programme is open to individuals with a learning disability aged 19 or over. Recruitment takes place in April and is by application. Contact Mind the Gap for an application form or sign up for the newsletter. Students of Making Theatre work on professional shows and projects in order to gain experience and learn a wide range of skills. This includes acting, dance, back-stage and media skills. Making Theatre also helps students grow in confidence and improve communication and team working skills. It also offers support and training for other practical skills such as using computers and travelling independently. Students who are aged up to 25 work towards an Arts Award qualification over the yearlong course.

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Full Circle Arts [Training Course]

Young Artists Development Programme

The Young Artists Development Programme was an inclusive twelve month intensive development opportunity for those wishing to move towards a career in the arts and creative sectors, run in 2011 and 2012. Contact the organisation for details of any current initiatives.

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Heart n Soul [Training Course]

Various Training Schemes

Heart n Soul have run a number of training schemes over the years for people with learning disabilities. These have included event production and film-making and digital media. Heart n Soul work with individuals to find them real roles in the cultural industry. Contact Heart n Soul for details of current training on offer.

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Access All Areas [Training Course]

Performance Making Diploma for Learning Disabled Adults

Access all Areas recently launched the One Year Performance Making Diploma for adults with learning disabilities in partnership with the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. The One Year Performance Making Diploma is a one year, part-time, day-time, evening and weekend course which runs from January to July and which develops performance making skills in devised theatre. Commencing in January 2014, the course enables students the opportunity to study physical and devised theatre practices whilst drawing upon contemporary methodology.  Students will learn to create their own devised pieces as well as author their own work through solo performances. The course culminates in a final 3 week devising project and a public performance in one of Central's fully equipped performance studios. Entry to the course is by application and interview/workshop and application forms can be downloaded from the Access All Areas website www.access-all-areas-uk.org. 15 places are offered each year with each place heavily subsidised by the Leverhulme Trust. The One Year Performance Making Diploma will enable students the opportunity to study physical and devised theatre practices whilst drawing upon contemporary methodology.  Students will learn to create their own devised pieces as well as author their own work through solo performances. The course will culminate with a final 3 week devising project and a public performance in one of Central's fully equipped performance studios.

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Royal Central School of Speech & Drama [Training Course]

Performance Making Diploma for Learning Disabled Adults

The One Year Performance Making Diploma is a one year, part-time, day-time, evening and weekend course which runs from January to July and which develops performance making skills in devised theatre. It is run in partnership with disability arts organisation Access All Areas. Commencing in January 2014, the course enables students the opportunity to study physical and devised theatre practices whilst drawing upon contemporary methodology.  Students will learn to create their own devised pieces as well as author their own work through solo performances. The course culminates in a final 3 week devising project and a public performance in one of Central's fully equipped performance studios. Entry to the course is by application and interview/workshop and application forms can be downloaded from the Access All Areas website www.access-all-areas-uk.org. 15 places are offered each year with each place heavily subsidised by the Leverhulme Trust. All enquiries should be directed to Access All Areas by telephoning 020 76136445 or email info@access-all-areas-uk.org.

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Open Arts [Semi Professional Opportunity]

The Open Arts Monday Players meet weekly to develop their acting and performance skills. The group often works towards large and small scale performances. There are limited places available in the group, please contact eileenopenarts@gmail.com for more information about the group and how to join.

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Open Arts [Semi Professional Opportunity]

The Luminous Soul Dance Project is a group of disabled dancers who meet weekly to develop their skills and creativity in contemporary dance. The group have made a name for themselves through their performances at festivals and showcases in Northern Ireland and London. The Luminous Soul team has worked with many expert choreographers and tutors from around the UK and Northern Ireland. These include the award-winning Candoco Dance Company, Blue Eyed Soul Dance Company, and the world class performers and choreographers, Claire Cunningham, Caroline Bowditch and Marc Brew. The project has been a huge success and some of our Luminous Soul dancers have given performances as professional disabled dancers - a first for Northern Ireland! Please contact the organisation for details of how to join the weekly classes.

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Open Arts [Semi Professional Opportunity]

The Open Arts Community Choir (or Festival Choir as it is sometimes known) is an auditioned group of singers who tackle more challenging music and compete in choral festivals. The choir featured in the BBC One series 'Last Choir Standing'. If you are interested in auditioning for the choir, please phone Beverley Whyte (Music Director) on 028 9024 0765 or email bev@openartsni.org.

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Stage Beyond Theatre Company [Semi Professional Opportunity]

The Company works with professional writers, directors and artists to create productions staged in a range of venues, from the Millennium Forum to the streets of Derry and local schools. The Company offers its members theatre training in many art forms, including; dance, voice, physical theatre, music, set design, stage management, lighting directing, facilitation skills and script writing. These take the form of master classes with practitioners from throughout the UK. Recent collaborators have included Mind the Gap Theatre Company, Echo Echo Dance Company, Replay Theatre Company and Oscar-nominated Dave Duggan. Please contact the Company for further information about its work and how to join.

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National Star College [Semi Professional Opportunity]

This in-house integrated dance company offers developmental and CPD opportunities for disabled and non-disabled dancers and choreographers. Please contact the organisation for further information about joining the company and also accessing its short courses.

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Theatr Ffynnon [Semi Professional Opportunity]

The Company runs a number of workshops throughout south and mid Wales which run on a weekly basis. Please contact info@theatrffynnon for details of joining the group. The diversity of work the Company undertakes is consistently devised and led by the membership (which currently stands at 100) and the communities the Company works within, to establish themes or issues pertinent to the individuals and communities represented. The Company provides a number of projects, including theatre productions across Mid, South and West Wales. These projects are a window to the work of Theatr Ffynnon and play an integral part in raising the profile of the Company's work. They also challenge people's perception of disability and mental health. They give a voice and a platform for our members to develop confidence, independence and life skills, but above all to stimulate and challenge themselves and realise their full potential.

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Mess Up the Mess [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Mess Up the Mess Theatre Company provides opportunities for diverse young people, including young people who are disabled, to create, rehearse and perform work in a range of venues in Wales. Through their Strangers 2 , members are collaborating with youth theatre groups in Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.

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Drake Music Scotland [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Liveheart is a band with four regular members who meet in our studio on Tuesday mornings to rehearse and record their music. To find out more about opportunities like this with Drake Music Scotland, please contact the organisation.

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Attik [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Attik 360 Creative at the Devonport Guildhall

This is a dance session for people with and without disabilities with some dance experience. The class also works towards performances and projects. Contact Attik for details of how to join.

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Movers Theatre Company [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Movers Theatre Company provides opportunities for people with a learning disability who have some experience of drama and performance. The Company was formed following requests from the participants in the regular weekly sessions to do more advanced performance work. Movers are managed by a steering group with representation from the performers as well as Speakeasy. Movers have performed at high profile events such as the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics 2009, as well as at events attended by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Minister for Sport Gerry Sutcliffe, and Lord Richard Attenborough. The group meets at Attenborough Arts Centre and perform in a variety of spaces from Day Centres to Theatres as well as developing a workshop programme for the region. If you are interested in joining Movers, please contact the organisation for information.

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Random Line Performance Company [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Random Line is a professional arts based organisation producing very high quality work at a national level. People can become involved within this work at several levels: as participants in workshops/events, as participants in projects, as members of an audience or as a core member of the company. Core members are the artists at the heart of the company. To become a core member people must demonstrate a high level of interest, commitment, enthusiasm and have support to enable them to take a full part in a busy programme. Random Line supports people through all stages of this process - starting as participants in projects/workshops and developing into a core member, taking full responsibility for performances and projects. We have seen individuals transform and develop a personal confidence that would be hard to attain through any other process. For more detail please see the case studies on the website at http://www.randomline.co.uk/html/the_company.html. The artistic work of Random Line is developed in collaboration with Artistic Director, Andrew Williams a multi media artist.

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Indepen-dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

The Performance Company consists of members who have invited to participate based on their talent. Besides the regular classes, the Company has weekly extra sessions focusing on technique and movement. As well as an annual performance, the Company is also invited to take part in a variety of festivals and conference events such as the City of Culture event in Derry 2013. Indepen-dance has previously performed in Italy, Germany and Spain. Contact the organisation for further information on the Company including details of how to join.

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Freewheelers Theatre Company [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Freewheelers comprise a regular company of 18 core performers, with varying degrees of disability. Original productions using film and technology are created to give our performers their full voice, working with professional musicians, writer and technicians to achieve work of the highest quality. Productions are toured to professional venues locally including Farnham Malting, South Hill Park (Bracknell) and The Albany (Deptford). The Company welcome enquiries from keen actors interesting in joining the Company.

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Found Reality Choreographic Theatre [Semi Professional Opportunity]

The Company offers opportunities to untrained disabled people and disabled students on some productions. These include theatre and performance skills training. Contact the Company for details of upcoming opportunities.

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Act Too [Semi Professional Opportunity]

ReWired DJs are a collective of London based DJs with learning disabilities which offer workshops to people with learning disabilities who are inspired by the thought of playing to a packed house. Workshops take place weekly and cover all aspects of Djing from mastering the equipment to filling the floor.

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Carousel [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Carousel produces Oksa Bright, an international digital and film festival dedicated to showcasing work from people with learning disabilities. The festival is open to work from talented disabled film-makers, whether professional or amateur.

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Act Too [Semi Professional Opportunity]

The Baked Bean Dance Company offers members a chance to work with qualified teachers and professional choreographers. It meets twice weekly and is open to new members.

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Heart n Soul [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Heart n Soul provide support to a portfolio of emerging disabled artists including skills development, opportunities to work with professional artists and performance opportunities.

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Amici Dance Theatre Company [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Amici's weekly group of 40+ disabled and non-disabled dancers meet weekly with additional rehearsals scheduled when productions are in development. Productions are large scale and staged in professional venues and Amici has a substantial repertoire of work which is performed throughout the UK. The Company is currently at full capacity and is therefore unfortunately unable to take new members. However, each term Amici hold an open workshop lead by Wolfgang Stange at the Lyric Hammersmith and these are a unique opportunity to experience the Amici "magic". Further details are available on the website.

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Access All Areas [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Black Cab Theatre Company is a core ensemble of actors with a learning disability that aim to take their exciting theatre practice to a wider audience. The Company has recently been developing site specific performances and developing the actor's skills to really engage new audiences with the work. The aim is for the ensemble of actors to get a real wage for their work and to reach even more audiences in London and beyond.

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DIY Theatre Company [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Devising new work is an important part of what DIY does. Productions are always based on members' experiences, ideas and imaginations and use theatre, music, video and design to tell their stories. Performances take place in Manchester and beyond, touring to schools, professional theatres and community venues. If you are interested in joining DIY Theatre Company, please contact the Company for further information.

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Carousel [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Carousel offers a number of training and performance opportunities for disabled people. These include: - Blue Camel Club: Provides opportunities for bands, musicians, dancers, DJs, VJs to perform. - Shut Up and Listen: Live music and radio made by artists with a learning disability. - Carousel Choir: A choir of learning disabled young adults who perform at professional venues including Glyndebourne Opera House and Brighton's Corn Exchange.

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FRONTLINEdance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Breakthrou' aDvANCE has been created for those wanting to take the next step and further their dance skills. The group are working on our choreographic skills at present, but also work on workshop leading and assisting, and dance technique. The group meet weekly.

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everyBODY dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Aerial dance and inclusive practice - please contact the organisation for details of any opportunities for semi-professional artists.

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Musical Arc [Semi Professional Opportunity]

The members of Musical Arc are broad ranging in age, culture and background. As a group the aim is to welcome all abilities and to cater for impairments with instruments that suit each individual. Training is provided for members to develop both musically and personally, with many improvements seen in social interaction, confidence and professional approach. The group currently comprises singers, story tellers, percussionists and pitched instrument players, and is open to new sounds as well as the ability to occasionally change which instruments members play. The group undertakes professional public performances in mainstream venues. If you are interested in joining Musical Arc, please contact the organisation for further information.

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Seven Stars Theatre Company [Semi Professional Opportunity]

The Stars work together as a company four days a week, building their performance skills as actors, social skills as people and creativity as artists - as well as 'having a lot of fun'. They aim to take their creative work and culture to wider audiences and to broaden their touring circuit. Seven Stars perform in traditional theatre venues such as Caedmon Hall, Custom's House, Theatre Royal and Alnwick Playhouse as well as community venues. The Stars have begun to tour internationally having transnational links with Denmark, Lithuania, France, Belgium & Malta. Their work has been showcased at local, national and international festivals and includes comedy, comedia dell arte, drama, devising and adaptations of popular stories and tales. Seven Stars meet four days each week 10am - 3pm to train, research, devise and rehearse. If an event requires, they are also called at other times. Not all members of the group come along everyday, unless working on a specific piece. A spin off group The Satellites work on a Thursday and look specifically at non verbal theatre forms. Revenue from shows and commissions is paid into the Company funds and is used to cover production expenses, travel and professional fees. The Stars welcome new members and taster days can be arranged. For details see our website or call 01670 351962 or email admin@headwayarts.co.uk.

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Magpie Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Magpie Dance's Adult Group comprises 15 learning disabled dancers, some of whom have been with the Group since it started, others who have progressed through the Youth Group and adult community classes. The Group focusses on performance and choreographic techniques, working with in-house and guest artists, teachers and choreographers. Dancers are also involved in outreach and education residencies. Six members have created their own choreographic work through the ground-breaking Mentoring Programme, which sees disabled choreographers mentored to create work for non-disabled dancers.

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Hijinx Theatre [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Odyssey is an inclusive community group for adults with and without learning disabilities who share a passion for performance. The group's 25 core members continue to meet weekly to work on performance skills, leading towards an annual Christmas production that takes place in the Weston Studio at Wales Millennium Centre. Odyssey is a training ground for actors with learning disabilities. Three members have gone on to perform professionally in Hijinx Theatre tours. Numerous others have progressed to paid employment as actors in our Forum Theatre pieces and workshop assistants on Outreach projects. Odyssey members also gain the opportunity to work with national and international artists to create performances for the Unity Festival and Hijinx Pods. If you are interested in joining Odyssey, please download the form on the Company's website www.hijinx.org.uk/odyssey. Please note there is currently a waiting list for places.

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Get Changed Theatre Company [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Get Changed Theatre Company offers participants opportunities to develop their skills and experience working across a range of art forms including visual arts, theatre, dance, music and film. 2015 is the year of festivals for Get Changed and the group hopes to perform at Exeter Respect, D'Arts and Funky Lama festivals in June and July. If funding is realised, the participants also hope to perform at Holifield in Cornwall in August. The theme of this year's work is Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Please contact the organisation for details of how to join.

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Drake Music [Professional Development]

Drake Music run projects for adults which provide training and performance opportunities. One example of this work is The Prospectors, a band of musicians with cerebral palsy which meet once a week in Stockport. The group jams out exciting new versions of pop, funk and soul classics. The band recently played leading Manchester venue, Band on the Wall, where they debuted some of their self-penned material. Contact the regional teams for more info on this and similar opportunities: North West England: NWinfo@drakemusic.org South West England: SWinfo@drakemusic.org London: LONinfo@drakemusic.org

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DaDaFest [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Youth Disability Arts Touring Network: A project currently in development is establishing a national conversation with young disabled and d/Deaf people interested in the arts, whether performing, appreciating or behind-the-scenes. The project will look to make some of these ideas happen, empowering the young people to join up nationally to strengthen their skills and the future of the sector. Contact DaDaFest for further information.

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Blue Apple Theatre [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Blue Apple Dance Core is an auditioned group for those who wish to take their dancing to the next level. Sessions are aimed at those with dance/movement experience and aim to develop dance technique and performance skills. The group creates dance for touring performances and for shows and events.

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Candoco Dance Company [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Candoco delivers performance projects and summer schools for young people alongside mentoring and development support. A number of young people taking part in these opportunities have emerged as young leaders and have taken up professional engagements with dance organisations across London. Contact Candoco for information on current opportunities.

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Fan Dance Theatre Company [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Fan Dance Theatre Company are a Brighton based company of performers with and without disabilities who make feature length shows and deliver integrated creative workshops. Performances have taken place at a range of venues including the Blue Camel Club (Brighton), Phoenix Community Centre (Brighton), Chailey Heritage School, (Lewes), Salvation Army (Brighton), Brighton Fringe Festival and the Blue Starfish club (Worthing). Unfortunately, the Company is currently unable to take on any more performers.

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Blue Apple Theatre [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Apple Core is Blue Apple's award winning performance skills training programme. Open to a small group of auditioned, learning disabled members who have talent and ambition, but who are unable to access drama school, the group receives training, conducts workshops and tours dance and drama performances and commissioned, issue-based plays.

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Celebrity Pig Theatre Company [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Celebrity Pig Theatre Company offers devising, performing and training opportunities to actors with learning disabilities. Please contact the Company for further information on how to join.

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Streetwise Community Circus Workshops [Professional Development]

The Streetwise Samba Band have been beating their drums for 15 years and have had several line up changes over that time as old members go on to pastures new. Building on the success of this, SCCW are launching a new Samba Programme for individuals living with disabilities which commenced in February 2014. This new project aims to combine the skills of the Samba band with the skills and experience of SCCW's disability team making this art for accessible to individuals who would not have the opportunity . This is a pilot project to assess potential for future development throughout Northern Ireland.

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Streetwise Community Circus Workshops [Professional Development]

Streetwise Community Circus Workshops (SCCW) has a highly trained and experienced staff who include tutors with over 10 years experience working with people of all ages with disabilities. Workshops are tailored to the specific needs of the group with the full range of circus skills offered. These have proved very successful and SCCW currently runs projects in partnership with Belfast Trust Health Promotion, Northern Trust, National Autistic Society, and Belfast Activity Centre. Workshops can be organised as one off workshops or a programme of workshops leading up to an event or public showcase. Please contact the organisation for further information.

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Foot in Hand [Professional Development]

Room for Manoeuvre is a five day intensive (usually run during summer holidays) for experienced disabled and non-disabled dancers/artists wishing to create choreography in a supportive lab atmosphere. It offers dancers from diverse backgrounds a unique networking opportunity. Please contact Foot in Hand for details of upcoming opportunities.

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Indepen-dance [Professional Development]

Indepen-dance provides quarterly training events relating to Inclusive dance practice. These course are facilitated by specialists in their field from across the UK and Europe. Indepen-dance delivers courses on a regular basis to other inclusive dance companies within the UK, Europe and Americas, the most recent course took place in Paraguay 2013.

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IdeasTap [Professional Development]

IdeasTap provides professional development through the IdeasTap Spa programme of workshops, seminars, Q&As and CV Clinics. Opportunities to network with other young artists and the IdeasMag which provides practical advice for young artists, can also be accessed via the website.

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Touchdown Dance [Professional Development]

Touchdown Dance deliver training sessions in the core methods and processes the Company works with. These are open to people with and without disabilities. The Company also run training sessions in leadership skills for learning disabled performers/artists.

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Drake Music Scotland [Professional Development]

Drake Music Scotland offers training and mentoring programmes for musicians keen to work in the field and CPD is provided for those joining their pool of Associate Musicians. Training and CPD opportunities are also tailored to the needs of teachers, including Soundbeam and music technology training built into Switch ON to Music projects, resources and ongoing support after projects have taken place, short courses and in-service training for instrumental instructors.

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Drake Music Scotland [Professional Development]

As part of the musicSPACE programme, Drake Music Scotland provides artistic and technical support for musicians with disabilities alongside recording studio facilities, projects and training. Contact the organisation for further information.

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Foot in Hand [Professional Development]

Professional development is an important part of Foot in Hand's work and the Company has a strong track record in mentoring, training and working with artists from a wide range of backgrounds, including disabled artists. Please contact the organisation for details of any current or upcoming opportunities.

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Touchdown Dance [Professional Development]

The Company has worked nationally and internationally providing specialist training for professionals in dance and dance film work for people with visual impairments. Please contact the organisation for details of any current or upcoming opportunities.

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Lawnmowers Theatre Company [Professional Development]

The Lawnmowers Actors have provided theatre, comedy and music workshops alongside forum and legislative theatre training. Please contact the organisation for details of current opportunities.

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Limelight Music [Professional Development]

Limelight offers mentoring and professional development opportunities for emerging and established disabled musicians, as well as offering platforms for their music. Please contact the organisation for further information of current or upcoming opportunities.

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Indepen-dance [Professional Development]

Indepen-dance offers training opportunities throughout the year for carers, social work staff, dance practitioners and community dancers. The organisation also offer work experience and student placements for those interested in finding out about Indepen-dance and its work with its dancers, the community and professional dance sector.

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Green Candle Dance Company [Professional Development]

Green Candle run a varied programme of workshops and training programmes for artists and practitioners with and without disabilities. This includes running Inset and Professional Development courses on leading dance with Older People and Early Years for participants with or without disabilities.

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Act Too [Professional Development]

Baked Bean Pro is an agency open to all members of Baked Bean Theatre and Dance groups which places disabled performers in film and television roles.

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Amici Dance Theatre Company [Professional Development]

Amici have produced a Resource Pack and DVD, called 'The Magic of Amici', targeted mainly at Arts Practitioners who would like to learn more about the company and their working practices and as a guide to running workshops "the Amici way".

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Hands On web resource (managed by DaDaFest) [Professional Development]

The Hands On web resource provides opportunities for d/Deaf people working in the arts and cultural sectors to share ideas and opportunities, offer support and network. Sign up to the resource at http://be-hands-on.ning.com.

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Arts & Disability Forum [Professional Development]

Offer peer education, workshops and training sessions for disabled artists. The GUIA EU project connects disabled artists in Northern Ireland connect with disabled artists in Croatia, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Rumania and Turkey. Please contact the organisation for details of current and upcoming opportunities.

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Birds of Paradise Theatre Company [Professional Development]

Offer a range of projects and initiatives aimed at emerging and established theatre practitioners and companies. These have included Access All Areas, an open space style event for theatre practitioners interested in making their work as accessible as possible and Agent for Change, a programme which promotes dialogue, discussion and includes artistic master classes. Contact Birds of Paradise for details of current opportunities.

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Mind the Gap [Professional Development]

Mind the Gap runs workshops for emerging and established artists and practitioners. Contact Mind the Gap for details of current and upcoming workshops. Mind the Gap also offers 'Come-and-See' Days for disabled and non-disabled theatre groups and special schools throughout the year. These give participants a chance to find out more about Mind the Gap, see actors at work and take part in a session. Days can be arranged on a date to suit the group (where possible). We welcome placements, interns and volunteers.

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Wicked Fish Theatre Company [Professional Development]

Offer training projects and workshops in arts, community and education venues. Contact Wicked Fish for further details.

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DIY Theatre Company [Professional Development]

Developing Different Voices: DIY is working in partnership with Curious Minds, the bridge organisation for the North West to support this project which offers networking and professional development to teachers and practitioners working in special schools and SEN settings. DIY Theatre Company is a Training and Support Agency for Arts Award and offers a specialist training programme for professionals aiming to offer Arts Award to young people with learning disabilities.

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Carousel [Professional Development]

Provides support systems and networks for disabled artists alongside training events and workshops. Please contact the organisation for details of current and upcoming opportunities.

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Arcadea [Professional Development]

Arcadea runs Artist Forums for professional and aspiring professional artists. Please contact the organisation for details of current and upcoming opportunities.

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Vital Xposure [Professional Development]

The Company offers a trainee placement with building based and touring experience as well as tailor-made training courses to suit the individual. Vital Xposure also offers mentoring, matching trainees with appropriate paid mentors who are highly skilled within the creative industries. Please contact the Company for further details of these opportunities.

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Celf o Gwmpas [Professional Development]

Celf has been running an Arts Council of Wales funded Training and Mentoring Programme aimed at artists with learning disabilities and mental health issues since 2009. Using Celf's gallery and studio resources, the programme provides professional development opportunities for artists including mentoring, exhibition and touring opportunities and residency and exchange opportunities in the UK and in Europe. Please contact the organisation for further information.

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Celf o Gwmpas [Professional Development]

Creative Steps is an initiative launched by Arts Council Wales (ACW) to get a wider range of high quality artistic work created and presented in Wales, by a wider range of people. Through the programme, ACW are supporting Celf o Gwmpas to develop and deliver an exchange programme for disabled artists between Scotland, England and Wales, building partnerships with other organisations that have a reputation for high quality work. The initial planning and research will include partner organisation visits and symposia to inform the development of a full 3 year programme. As well as fully involving the disabled artists in the research, the project will enable them to work with Celf and a consultant to establish their own Artists Forum to take the project forward. Please contact the organisation for further information.

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flip [Professional Development]

flip Artists

flip Artists - supported by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, flip is assisting nine disabled artists in Scotland to develop their artistic practice. See http://artists.flip.org.uk

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Musical Arc [Professional Development]

The organisation employs some artists on a self-employed basis according to professional circumstances. For further information on membership and development opportunities, please contact the organisation.

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FRONTLINEdance [Professional Development]

The Company provides opportunities for emerging dance artists to shadow workshops, which has often led to the role of assistant workshop leader and workshop leaders. A mixture of professional opportunities, paid, unpaid and a mix of both come out of it.

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GDance [Professional Development]

The GDance Fellowship Scheme GDance's Fellowship Scheme is designed to enable a range of Dance Leaders, Producers and Artists to achieve their potential through meeting a tailored, agreed set of personal aims. The benefits, dependent on the aims of each Fellow, can include: - mentoring from a professional choreographer, Dance Leader or producer / manager - a contribution to travel and/or training costs to attend courses, performances and conferences - free places on GDance courses - opportunities to shadow, and benefit from observations with, experienced dance practitioners - assisting at GDance events and / or in the office or studio - self-reflection, evaluation and reporting on learning GDance also work closely with the University of Gloucester to host at least one placement student per year. For more information on Fellowships and placements, please contact the organisation.

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GDance [Professional Development]

GDance offers a range of training and professional development opportunities for disabled and non-disabled artists and practitioners. Examples of recent opportunities include: - Lead In: An introduction to dance leadership and teaching dance. - Integrated ChoreoLAB delivered in partnership with Pavilion Dance South West and South East Dance, a development and choreographic opportunity for artists working in integrated dance. Wherever possible, GDance seeks to include professional development opportunities (for disabled artists and others, eg. Apprentice dancers, stewardship development) in professional production projects. For details of current opportunities, please contact the organisation.

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Solar Bear [Training Course]

Solar Bear provide d/Deaf awareness training to arts venues and organisations across Scotland. Solar Bear believe that training for venue staff is vital if we are to encourage d/Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people to take part in all that theatre has to offer, whether on stage or off. One of the main barriers that audiences face is access to information and providing transparent and clear information is the first step to setting clear expectations about the experience people are likely to have at a venue. If you are a venue or organisation that is interested in engaging more with your deaf audience and would like to discuss how Solar Bear can tailor a package to meet your needs please get in touch with karen@solarbear.org.uk for further information.

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No Limits Theatre [Professional Development]

No Limits offer advanced workshops to performing arts students as well as training for teachers. Please contact the organisation for further details.

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Magpie Dance [Professional Development]

Magpie offer training to teachers in schools, dance practitioners and workers in social care settings. Training includes the following: - Dance: Inclusive bespoke dance practice training for professionals - Health: Training in working to improve non-verbal communication methods - Education - INSET & CPD: Training for teachers from primary, secondary, mainstream and special schools - The Inclusive Dance Practice Training (IDPT) Scheme: An in-depth intensive programme delivered in partnership with Canterbury Christchurch University as an accredited part of the degree course for students on the performance degree course. Previous clients include Trinity Laban, Greenwich Dance, Royal Academy of Dancing, Dance Resource Belfast, Youth Dance England, Oxleas NHS Health Trust.

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Hijinx Theatre [Training Course]

The Hijinx Residencies are an opportunity to learn from some of the most well respected theatre companies working in the UK today. Sharing their expertise over week-long workshops, companies such as Complicite, Frantic Assembly, Cardboard Citizens and Ockham's Razor will help you develop performance skills including clowning, contact improvisation, devising and aerial work. Courses start from just £150 for a week and are aimed at learning disabled and non-disabled practitioners. There is a group on the National Theatre Wales website where you can find out more about the workshops - see http://community.nationaltheatrewales.org/group/the-hijinx-residencies for more info. Contact dan.mcgowan@hijinx.org.uk for details of how to apply and an application form.

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Foundation for Community Dance [Professional Development]

The Foundation produces and collaborates on networking event, training days and workshops for disabled dance artists and practitioners. The Foundation for Community Dance Summer School takes place every year and features courses for dance artists and practitioners across a range of areas including working with disabled and inclusive groups. See the website for details of current opportunities and the summer school. The website also features a dedicated area 'Dance, Deaf and Disabled People, which contains details of courses and conferences and information sources for disabled dance artists and practitioners.

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everyBODY dance [Professional Development]

Contact the organisation for details of any current professional development opportunities with the Company.

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everyBODY dance [Professional Development]

Contact the organisation for details of any current professional development opportunities with the Company.

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Graeae Theatre Company [Professional Development]

Graeae has worked in partnership with Circus Space to run training in trapeze, hoops, silks, rope, aerial work and tightrope walking. Please contact Graeae for details of planned or future circus opportunities.

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Corali [Training Course]

Offers a weekly class for dancers with learning disabilities with some experience to try out ideas, explore choreography, with one-off performance opportunities. There is currently a waiting list for this class - email andrea@corali.org.uk if you are interested in going on the waiting list. Corali also run one-off projects and workshops to share practice and develop artists' skills, contact Corali for info on current and upcoming opportunities.

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Turtle Key Arts [Professional Development]

Turtle Key Arts produces and manages performance arts projects and companies. They usually produce projects from conception through to delivery but are also able to supply a more specific element of a project, such as consultancy, fund raising, marketing and production management. Please contact the organisation for further information.

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Extant [Professional Development]

Extant's broad training programme takes the participant on a creative learning journey. Extant works: - to develop skills and opportunities for visually impaired artists and - to guide arts venues and services to become more accessible to blind and partially sighted audiences, performers and employees. Extant training workshops have included; writing for radio and the stage, improving performance skills in acting, dance, magic and clown work, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais and voice workshops. All Extant training is created in collaboration with steering groups made up of visually impaired people. Check the website or contact the team for more information on upcoming opportunities.

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Attenborough Arts Centre [Professional Development]

Attenborough Arts Centre invites anyone in the community to engage with the arts. Our current arts programme pilots new approaches to performance and creative learning, supporting local and national artists to take risks and try new ideas, especially those with emerging careers and disabled artists. We encourage partnerships to develop artists cross-over and collaboration with different art forms. We are looking to develop further work, aiming to foster debate with artists, students, academics and wider audiences. Our new exhibitions programme focuses on art that is relevant, engaging and accessible, critical and progressive. Our exhibitions will have a social motivation exploring the changing role of contemporary art, its local and global relevance; supporting practical, aesthetic, and poetic new approaches to our society, our environment and our place within the two. Please see website for further information about current and upcoming opportunities.

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Drake Music [Professional Development]

Through the Artistic Development programme, Drake Music aims to support disabled musicians to develop their work and careers so that they can play a major part in the wider landscape of the arts and culture. This is done in many ways: including running regional projects such as Connect and Collaborate London; Laboratory days; and Jam & Scratch days, where musicians can play together and test out new work on an audience. Projects are also being developed across different platforms, collaborating with artists and companies from other disciplines - such as writers, visual artists, filmmakers and dancers - creating live performances, online experiences and films/videos. See the website and contact the team for details of current workshops, projects and events.

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Deafinitely Theatre [Professional Development]

In 2013 Deafinitely Theatre launched the HUB, to bring d/Deaf actors and theatre practitioners together to participate in workshops, tuition and all aspects of theatre. Workshops so far...History of Theatre led by Andrew Muir and Mark Sands to give an overview of the development and styles of drama from Greek to the modern day. Deaf Theatre History workshop led by Simon Floodgate from University of Reading looking at the development and history of deaf theatre. Improvising and Devising led by Steve Harper from "Told By An Idiot" and introducing various games, exercises and even stage combat training. Space, Time, Rhythm & Body - Theatre Before The Word led by Omar Elerian from Bush Theatre giving plenty of tips for either scripted or devised work. Bachir Sachir from International Visual Theatre (Paris) delivered multi-disciplinary strands of acting especially rhythm and timing. The HUB is developing actors profiles and skills through its programme to encourage more participation in mainstream theatres. Contact Deafinitely Theatre for details of upcoming workshops and events.

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DaDaFest [Professional Development]

DaDaFest hosts a number of projects, initiatives and workshops outside the festival which focus on Disability and d/Deaf Arts. Contact DaDaFest for details of current projects. DaDa Fest also publishes the Hands On web resource which provides opportunities for d/Deaf people working in the arts and cultural sectors to share ideas and opportunities, offer support and network. Sign up at: http://be-hands-on.ning.com.

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Shape Arts [Professional Development]

The Signposting Guide: An on-line resource offering handy tips and hints for disabled people on a range of subjects from applying for a job to diversifying your audiences and presenting your artwork.

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Link Up Arts [Professional Development]

Café Lua runs every second Wednesday of the month (excluding August) at Salisbury Arts Centre - a social get together for artists with disabilities and an informal open space for inspiration and discussion. As well as networking and discussion, every month there is a focus on a particular topic or issue, with occasional workshops and visits to exhibitions or performances in other venues. Link Up Arts produces a regular newsletter for disabled artists and those interested in disability arts. The newsletter is also an opportunity for artists to showcase work. Link Up Arts is keen to explore a range of events to engage disabled artists.

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Disability Arts Cymru [Professional Development]

- Publishes training opportunities from across Wales in its 'What's On' publication and on its website. - Runs a number of projects which provides skills development across a range of artforms for disabled artists. - Offers an Advisory & Support Scheme for disabled artists to help identify training needs and opportunities.

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Graeae Theatre Company [Professional Development]

Graeae continues its aim to develop professionally trained disabled artists who will enrich the artistic industry in the UK, reflecting the full diversity of the population. Get in touch with Graeae to find out more about its current and upcoming training programmes.

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Stopgap Dance Company [Professional Development]

Dancer Training: Stopgap provides bespoke training for dancers which promotes collaboration between disabled and non-disabled dance artists. Teacher Training Programme: Stopgap runs annual one day teacher training workshops for Trinity Laban's Professional Development Programme and at the Royal Academy of Dance as well as workshops at Farnham Maltings. Training sessions can be organised for dance teachers, community dance artists and students on request.

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Orpheus [Professional Development]

Orpheus is an independent specialist college that offers a life-changing programme of independence skills to young disabled adults who are motivated by the performing arts. Please visit their website or contact the organisation for further information on current opportunities and how to apply.

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Candoco Dance Company [Professional Development]

- Candoco delivers tailored training for artists through its Teacher Training Intensives, International Labs, Dancer Development Days and Choreographic Hothouses. - Candoco also offers bespoke mentoring and consultancy programmes for artists and institutions and maintains a growing network of Candoco Artists who act as ambassadors of inclusive dance.  - Candoco strives to educate and engage artists, practitioners and the general public in discussion and debate about dance through its In Dialogue events. Please contact the organisation for details of specific current and upcoming opportunities.

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Vital Xposure [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

The Company offers a placement for a Trainee Producer each year. This year Vital Xposure is working in conjunction with ITC and The New Wolsey Theatre to offer the placement. It is a paid opportunity and a one-off training fee of £10,000.00 plus all travel expenses relating to the training is payable to the placement holder. Please contact the Company for details of how to apply for the placement.

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Magpie Dance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Learning disabled dancers from the Inclusive Dance Practice Training Scheme (see Professional Development opportunities at Magpie for further information) have gone on to paid work with Magpie Dance as Assistant Facilitators.

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Shape Arts [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

The dedicated Shape Artists website www.shapeartists.org.uk is a new, specialised digital resource aiming to provide focused space for disabled artists to showcase their work, to promote their own events, and to blog about their practice. It includes artist profiles as well as a place to upload images, sound files, video and the written word. This site is available to disabled artists from any creative discipline and is free to use.

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Shape Arts [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Unlimited Shape is a national delivery partner alongside Artsadmin on the Unlimited programme (for more information see www.weareunlimited.org.uk for further information). Unlimited, the three year UK commissioning programme for disabled artists supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Creative Scotland.

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Celebrity Pig Theatre Company [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

The Company have worked with professional actors of both stage and screen. They have also taken part in BBC documentaries, training DVDs and screen tests for ITV productions.

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Diverse City [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Extraordinary Bodies is the UK's only professional integrated circus company, and a partnership between Cirque Bijou and Diverse City. The Company make circus for every body. The Company's first show, Weighting, premiered on 22nd September 2013 - a commission by Exeter City Council as the finale to new outdoor arts festival Unexpected 2013. Set on a flying staircase, with a live band and specially created music, Weighting features 9 extraordinary artists who dance, sing and fly high above the audience. A 100-strong choir of local singers (including a signing choir) joined the company for the finale of this first show in a participation project that will be replicated when the show tours in 2014. The bold show explores themes of transformation, risk-taking, equilibrium and the ties that bind people. The creative team includes Billy Alwen and Claire Hodgson as artistic directors, Dom Coyote as Musical Director and Composer, Will Datson as designer and Katie Broome as costume designer. Contact Diverse City or Cirque Bijou for further information on the Company and any upcoming opportunities.

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GDance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

GDance seeks to bring inspiring inclusive productions and performance to large, mainstream audiences. GDance actively seeks to involve choreographers and collaborative artists facing disabling barriers in creation of new work to support their career development. - Currently, GDance is doing this through: - Coordination of activities and performance for outdoor events - Production of site-specific (and site generic outdoor) work - Short film production Contact Producer Helen Crocker (helen@gdance.co.uk) / 01452-550 431 to discuss how you could partner with us or get involved.

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Solar Bear [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Solar Bear produces theatre productions featuring d/Deaf, disabled and non-disabled actors. For details of current and upcoming opportunities, please contact the organisation.

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Out of the Darkness Theatre Company [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Out of the Darkness Theatre Company perform unique and inclusive theatre and have toured locally, nationally and internationally, performing high-quality pieces involving professional and Out of the Darkness Theatre Company actors working on an equal basis. The company has also worked with a variety of organisations, groups and schools across the UK to help them bring their stories to the stage and share them with audiences and communities in an exciting and engaging way. Please contact the organisation for details of current and upcoming opportunities to work with the Company.

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Signdance Collective International [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Signdance Collective International works with talented d/Deaf, disabled and non-disabled artists from across the Globe and across a range of artistic disciplines. Please contact the Company for details of current opportunities.

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Roaring Girl Productions [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

The Company collaborates with talented professional disabled and non-disabled artists from a wide range of artforms. Contact the Company for details of current opportunities with the Company.

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No Limits Theatre [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

No Limits employ disabled and non-disabled performers on their performances and projects. Contact the organisation for details of current and upcoming opportunities.

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Lung Ha's Theatre Company [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Lung Ha's Theatre Company currently has over 20 learning disabled actors in the Company and training and developing their actors is an integral part of the Company's work. If you are interested in joining the Company, you will need to be 18 years or over with a learning disability and attend an audition. Please contact the Company for details of upcoming auditions.

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Krazy Kat Theatre Company [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

The Company works with deaf and deaf-aware artists and practitioners to create productions which tour to professional venues and schools. Contact the Company for details of any current or upcoming opportunities.

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Jigsaw Theatre Company [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Jigsaw Theatre Company works with disabled actors to produce professional productions which tour to theatres and schools. Contact the Company for details of any current or upcoming opportunities.

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Hijinx Theatre [Training Course]

Hijinx produce a wide range of inclusive theatre productions featuring actors with and without learning disabilities. These include Hijinx Pods which are small, portable, interactive performances, and Forum Theatre productions. Contact the Company for details of any current and upcoming auditions and opportunities. The Company also produce the Unity Festival which showcases professional and community programmes of theatre, dance, music, family shows and comedy. If you are an artist or performing company that works in inclusive, disability or learning disabled arts, please contact dan.mcgowan@hijinx.org.ukfor more information about opportunities at Unity 2015.

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Dark Horse [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Dark Horse works with talented learning disabled actors in its professional productions. Contact the Company for details of any upcoming auditions or opportunities with the Company. Members of the Company are also drawn from the F2 Foundation Acting Course run by Dark Horse.

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FRONTLINEdance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

The Company tour work choreographed by Artistic Director, Rachael Lines and invited guest choreographers, often working with musicians and artists, making intriguing and enigmatic work. FRONTLINEdance perform in a wide variety of settings such as adult day centres, galleries, outdoor events, schools and church halls as well as well known dance venues and theatres; ensuring those who would not normally access it can, and as many people as possible see our work.

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Extant [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Extant works with a wide range of visually impaired performers on projects and performances and also produces work by visually impaired artists. Contact the organisation for details of current opportunities.

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everyBODY dance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

everyBODY Dance works with disabled and non-disabled artists on projects, performances and productions. Please contact the Company for details of any current opportunities for professional artists with the Company.

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everyBODY dance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

everyBODY Dance works with disabled and non-disabled artists on projects, performances and productions. Please contact the Company for details of any current opportunities for professional artists with the Company.

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Act One Arts Base [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Arc Dance creates and delivers unique performance and workshop opportunities that reflect the quality and inclusive ethos of ActOne's artistic vision. Suzie Birchwood, founder of Act One Arts Base, is both the Choreographer and a performer with the Company. Arc Dance produce inclusive performances that act as a tool to showcase that excellence can be achieved through dance created in an inclusive environment. Tying into the Education and Community Partnerships area of Act One Arts Base's work, Arc Dance are the first point of contact that many people will have with the team and they are integral to all areas of the Company's audience development work. The Company hold auditions for new Company members as and when vacancies arise.

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Fittings Multimedia Arts [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Fittings work with a wide range of disabled artists and performers, please contact the organisation for details of any upcoming auditions or opportunities.

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Drake Music [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

There are a large number of ways in which professional disabled musicians can engage with Drake Music, including professional commissions, artist in residence, educational and project work. Contact the organisation or see the website for more information. Drake Music is always on the look out for more disabled musicians who have ideas for collaboration or development.

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Deafinitely Theatre [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Deafinitely Theatre employ d/Deaf and hearing actors with British Sign Language skills for productions. Auditions usually take place twice a year and BSL Level 3 skills are preferred. The new Literary Department at Deafinitely Theatre accepts scripts from all writers both d/Deaf and hearing. The remit for plays considered by the company is a simple one; A good story that is accessible to all, highly imaginative and lends itself to the visual interpretation of storytelling that is the trademark of Deafinitely Theatre's work. Further information is available on the Deafinitely Theatre website.

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DaDaFest [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

DaDaFest is a festival which takes place every two years and which brings artists from across the globe to Liverpool to showcase and celebrate the best in Disability and d/Deaf Arts. The next festival takes place November '14 - January '15. The organisation works with a number of partners to deliver the festival and issues an open call-out for submissions prior to each festival. Contact DaDaFest or check the website for further details.

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Corali [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Corali devise and tour original performance work made by a core group of permanent company members (who have a learning disability) and artistic collaborators. Corali is best known for its site-specific performances and for its partnerships with high profile venues such as Tate Modern and South Bank Centre.

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Shape Arts [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Shape offers commissions and other professional opportunities for disabled artists, both paid and unpaid.

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Graeae Theatre Company [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Graeae employ trained d/Deaf and disabled actors, performers, artists and also offer writing commissions. Please contact the Company for details of any current opportunities.

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Vital Xposure [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Vital Xposure collaborates with a wide range of professional disabled artists all on a fee paying basis. We have Ethical Manager status, recognized by ITC and always pay our cast and crew via ITC /Equity contracts.

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Stopgap Dance Company [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Stopgap works with trained disabled and non-disabled dancers, including dancers who with learning, sensory and physical disabilities. Please contact the organisation for details of any current opportunities.

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Unlimited [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Unlimited

Offers commissions for professional disabled artists and companies. There will be two open calls for submissions throughout the course of the three year programme as well as Research & Development Awards. Support is offered to companies and artists interested in applying. Please see the website for further details and information on how to apply.

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Candoco Dance Company [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Candoco employs trained dancers and movement artists with and without disabilities. Please contact the organisation for details of current and upcoming opportunities.

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DASH [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Offers one-off commissions for disabled artists alongside opportunities to work on projects. Please contact the organisation for details of current and upcoming opportunities.

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The British Paraorchestra [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

The British Paraorchestra is looking to recruit more gifted musicians to the ensemble. They are looking for individuals who are: - over 16 years and living in the UK - a prolific/highly able musician (or have been in their recent past) - committed to working as part of an ensemble - All instruments are welcome! If interested, please email a short film /You Tube Clip of a recent audition/ or simply you playing your instrument to info@paraorchestra.com. Please also send a few lines about why you are passionate about joining the British Paraorchestra. The audition process is on a rolling basis, so unfortunately the Company is unable to respond to each application individually.

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Mess Up the Mess [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

The Company provides opportunities for newly graduated theatre practitioners to work with the group. Please contact the Company for more information.

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IdeasTap [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

IdeasTap provides funding through their Ideas Fund for young artists and commissions and funds through its Creative Briefs strand, as well as job listings. Please see the website for further information.

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Drake Music Scotland [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Audability is a professional band of four musicians supported by Drake Music Scotland, composing and performing their own brand of rock music with songs that have tinges of Latin, Funk and Scottish traditional folk thrown in. Performing their own songs regularly at gigs, concert and festivals across Scotland, Audability have also recently unveiled the video for 'Carry Them Along' which is the first track from their soon to be released album 'Let It Begin'. To find out more about Audability and employment opportunities with Drake Music Scotland, please contact the organisation.

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Carousel [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Carousel produces Oksa Bright, an international digital and film festival dedicated to showcasing work from people with learning disabilities. The festival is open to work from talented disabled film-makers, whether professional or amateur.

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Zinc Arts [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Enhance is a new programme led by Zinc Arts to support d/Deaf and Disabled artists working in Performing or Live Arts to create the best work possible, supporting a strong Paralympics legacy and investing in inclusive practice and skills within the sector. Zinc Arts has new, highly accessible residential accommodation and creative spaces and aims to become a national centre of excellence for inclusive arts and cultural wellbeing. The work created through the Enhance Commissions will be performance-related work that is affordable, tourable to arts or non-arts venues or unusual spaces, whilst engaging with Zinc Arts' diverse communities. Enhance offered four commissions to disabled artists/companies. The deadline has now passed for applications, but contact Zinc Arts for details of any future opportunities.

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Marc Brew Company [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Marc Brew Company works with professionally trained disabled and non-disabled artists. Please contact the Company for details of any current or upcoming opportunities.

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Foot in Hand [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Foot in Hand productions are generally a response to the needs or gaps in current provision. The Company strive to keep them portable, accessible, and relevant. The majority of productions are designed to scale down to accommodate schools or small venues or work as full productions in traditional theatre spaces. Some productions combine disabled and non-disabled professional dancers in inclusive/integrated works. Contact the organisation for details of any current or upcoming opportunities with the Company.

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Cirque Bijou [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Extraordinary Bodies is the UK's only professional integrated circus company, and a partnership between Cirque Bijou and Diverse City. The Company make circus for every body. The Company's first show, Weighting, premiered on 22nd September 2013 and features nine extraordinary artists who dance, sing and fly high above the audience. A 100-strong choir of local singers (including a signing choir) joined the company for the finale of this first show in a participation project that will be replicated when the show tours in 2014. Contact Diverse City or Cirque Bijou for further information on the Company and any upcoming opportunities.

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Touchdown Dance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

The Dance Company evolved from the long-term perspective of providing opportunities for workshop participants to work towards performance. The first production in the North West in 2000 involved three community dancers and three professionals. The current company involves three visually impaired and three sighted dancers, and all are working at a professional standard in performance. A longer period for development and touring takes place to enable the work to develop at its own pace. The Company works with choreographers/directors such as Ray Chung, Angus Balbernie, Julyen Hamilton, Lisa Nelson and Katy Dymoke. Please contact the Company for details of any upcoming opportunities.

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Lawnmowers Theatre Company [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

The Lawnmowers Actors group is a company of professional learning disabled actors who devise and tour work combining comedy and information to support the rights of people with learning disabilities. Please contact the organisation for details of any current opportunities with the group.

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Taking Flight Theatre Company [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

The Company works with professional disabled and non-disabled actors on productions and projects. Taking Flight has ITC Ethical Manager status. Details of current opportunities are available on the Company's website.

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Limelight Music [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Limelight collaborates with professional disabled musicians. Please contact the organisation for details of any current or upcoming opportunities. Limelight runs LEAP, a three year programme funded by the Scottish Government Equalities Department, which aims to create pathways to employment for people with impairments within the performing arts.

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Indepen-dance [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Indepen-dance 4 is a new inclusive dance quartet creating inspirational and challenging dance. Chosen for their beautiful performance skills, Indepen-dance4 has been working together with Indepen-dance over the past few years to develop this small, tight inclusive group, achieving a high performance standard, with vibrant characters and engaging story-lines. The dancers worked with choreographers from Stop Gap to create their first work for performance, Goldfish. This was toured alongside two other works to professional venues across Scotland. Please contact the organisation for details of any current opportunities with the Company.

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Green Candle Dance Company [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Green Candle works with disabled artists and practitioners on projects. Their project 'Listening Eyes' saw two d/Deaf and two hearing performers tour a show to young d/Deaf children. Contact the Company for details of current projects and opportunities.

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Freewheelers Theatre Company [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

The Company works on productions with a range of professional artists - contact the Company for details of any current or upcoming opportunities.

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Found Reality Choreographic Theatre [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

The Company works with a wide range of collaborators, performers and artists. Contact the Company for details of any upcoming opportunities.

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Wicked Fish Theatre Company [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Wicked Fish offers opportunities for professional disabled actors and performers. Please contact the organisation for further details of any current or upcoming opportunities.

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Full Circle Arts [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Develops partnership schemes to extend employment opportunities for disabled artists. Offers one-off commissions to disabled artists and opportunities to work on projects. Please contact the organisation for details of current and upcoming opportunities.

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Face Front Inclusive Theatre [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Face Front is committed to employing a diverse team of people that will help shape and develop inclusive theatre. In order to do this the Company requires people of all backgrounds, ages, sexes, cultures and talents to join. For audition details, please see website.

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Act Too [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

The Baked Bean Theatre Company is a professional group of actors with learning disabilities which creates vibrant and exciting theatre. It meets twice weekly and offers the chance for talented actors to develop their skills and work with professional writers and directors. Work is performed in London and focusses on issues which affect the group.

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Heart n Soul [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Heart n Soul provide support to a portfolio of disabled artists, nurturing and developing their careers and promoting their work via digital channels, Heart n Soul events and tours. They also run a number of projects employing disabled artists.

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Arts & Disability Forum [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Arts & Disability Forum (ADF) produces Bounce, an eight day festival of visual arts, animation, writing, music, performance and theatre which showcases the work of top local and international disabled artists. Further details are available on the website.

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Access All Areas [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Triple A Agency is a specialist actors agency for talented actors with learning disabilities. Members have successfully fulfilled many professional contracts in TV, radio and theatre. The goal is to enable more disabled actors to gain real paid work as performers in theatre, TV, film and radio. The Agency aims to challenge public perceptions of what people are perceived to be able to achieve whilst providing a platform for excellent real acting work.

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Birds of Paradise Theatre Company [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company employs disabled and non-disabled actors and performers. Please contact the organisation for details of current and upcoming opportunities.

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Mind the Gap [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Mind the Gap employs learning disabled and non-disabled actors.

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Anjali Dance Company [Organisations Employing Disabled Artists]

Anjali employs trained learning disabled contemporary dancers. Please contact the organisation for details of current opportunities.

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