Artist taking the Lead | Unlimited | Legacy Trust UK
Unlimited is a major project of the Cultural Olympiad and will celebrate disability, arts, culture and sport on an unprecedented scale.
The programme has four pillars:
- Unlimited Commissions: a £1.5million commission fund to support the production of quality work by disabled and Deaf artists, and disabled and Deaf led arts organisations
- Unlimited Talent: bespoke training and mentoring programme for successful applicants to support the realisation of their commission.
Training will be specifically created for the needs of each artist or partnership
- Unlimited Presents: Work created through Unlimited Commissions will have the opportunity to be showcased in London and across the UK up to and including games time
- Unlimited International: This will support collaboration between artists in the UK and other countries, and showcase new work around the world. It will also promote a global debate amongst young people about disability rights. This pillar of the programme is being led by the British Council and is still in development, full details will be announced in 2010
Arts Council England is delivering Unlimited Commissions with the Scottish Arts Council, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Arts Council of Wales on behalf of London 2012 and the Olympic Lottery Distributor.
Commissions totalling £1.5 million will be awarded to produce work by disabled and Deaf artists and arts organisations in the UK which celebrates London 2012.
Unlimited Commissions will support the creation and production of high quality work across all art forms that places disabled and Deaf people at its centre either through its form, content or setting.
Artists are encouraged to explore new partnerships with mainstream presenting organisations, venues and events and new artistic and managerial collaborations.
Successful commissions will have the opportunity to form part of Unlimited Presents, a series of high profile showcase events across the UK leading up to and during 2012. These will include disabled and deaf led and mainstream arts festivals, as well as opportunities at Live Sites and Open Weekends.
In 2012, these opportunities could expand to include the Torch celebrations around the UK and the major projects of the Cultural Olympiad.
Successful applicants will be offered a programme of professional development through Unlimited Talent to support the realisation of the commission and to facilitate the inclusion of the work at appropriate showcases.