Unlimited, the arts commissioning programme delivered in partnership by Shape Arts and Artsadmin, which supports disabled artists to create and present exceptional work across all art forms, announced the artists shortlisted for the third round of exceptional and ambitious arts commissions and Research and Development awards.
Unlimited, funded by Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales, British Council and Spirit of 2012, currently has three separate strands of support for disabled artists and companies to create new disability-led work – Main, Emerging and International. Applicants have now been shortlisted in each category by selection panels made up of industry professionals.
We are delighted to announce that Carousel artist Jason Eade has been shortlisted for an Unlimited Emerging Artist Commission. Jason has put forward a proposal for a Virtual Reality project centred around Paragon City, the world created through Curing Perfect, Carousel’s interactive graphic novel.
If successful, the project will see Jason work alongside Terry Watson, an emerging graphic designer and visual artist with autism and Simon Wilkinson from Circa69 to create the Virtual Reality world. Mentoring in scriptwriting will also be provided by Graham Duff, writer of BBC comedy, IDEAL.
Carousel and Jason will be making a full application in February 2017, and if funding is granted, the project will begin in May 2017.
You can find out more about all of the shortlisted Unlimited Commissions here.