DaDaFest are teaming up with NSDF!

Disability and Deaf arts organisation, DaDaFest, have launched an initiative for young Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists in partnership with NSDF.

DaDaFest x NSDF is an opportunity to come together and create a piece of new and exciting work to be premiered at NSDF’s annual festival in April 2022.

NSDF is an iconic national festival for young people, which for 65 years has existed to help emerging theatre practitioners find their home in the arts.

They are looking for 12 artists aged 16 – 25 to form a company of creatives from all over the North West and West Yorkshire.


You can be an actor, writer, director, designer – set, digital, sound, lighting etc. Anyone with a passion for making new theatre work.
You will develop your creative skills through sessions with professional guest artists.
You will work with DaDaFest’s Joint Artistic Director & CEO, Nickie Miles-Wildin, to create this brand new piece of work.
You will attend NSDF, 9 – 16 April 2022, at Curve in Leicester where you will premiere your work, take part in workshops, panel discussions, watch other performances and enjoy the evening events. (If being there in person is not possible then you will take part in the digital festival)

The sessions will be from September 2021 – April 2022, Monday evenings with one Saturday per month. Sessions will be online with some in-person ones too.

The deadline is 6th July 2021 at 5pm. 

Find out how to apply here, and spread the word!:

Matt Overd
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