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New Queers on the Block - open call

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Are you an LGBTIQ+ artist (or group of artists) currently underrepresented in the arts?

Do you face barriers to making the kind of work you want to make?

Do you want to work on your artistic practice without the pressure to make a show?

Are you interested in engaging with LGBTIQ+ communities around England?

Then New Queers on the Block encourages you to apply to the next phase of our artist and community development programme.

New Queers on the Block is a queer-led project with an intersectional approach and particularly encourages applications from LGBTIQ+ artists (or groups of artists) with other protected characteristics some of which are outlined in the application form.

To read this call out in large print, please click here. To hear an audio recording of this call out please use the soundcloud player on the front page of the NQOTB website here.


New Queers on the Block is led by Marlborough Productions and is an LGBTIQ+ artist and community development programme, embedding artists in the communities of Blackpool, Bradford, Brighton, Folkestone and Hastings since 2018.

Previously the programme has commissioned artists within live art, performance art, experimental theatre, dance, cabaret, and visual art, whilst establishing strong relationships with underrepresented communities across the network, working directly with local residents, ambassadors, producers, venues and local LGBTIQ+ support groups, spaces and programmes.

As well as a commission of £12,500, the selected artists will also receive:

- Expenses, travel and accommodation provided within the New Queers on the Block network

- Access support for deaf, disabled and/or neurodiverse artists and/or artists with caring responsibilities

- Residency space across the New Queers on the Block network

- Production and marketing support

- Disability Awareness Training and Consultation

- Access to mentoring with previous artists from the New Queers on the Block programme

- Opportunities to engage with local communities across the New Queers on the Block network

- Opportunities for public sharings across the New Queers on the Block network and online

- Support and resources to document their time on the project

Interested in applying?

Follow this link to find out more.

Closing date Thursday 4th November 2021.

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