SOUTH West artists will benefit from the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Project, Unlimited, the UK's largest programme celebrating arts, culture and sport by disabled and deaf people.
The £3million, three-year programme provides disabled and deaf artists with an opportunity to develop new work for the world stage.
The project will: · Enable talented disabled and deaf artists to create exciting, quality new work across all disciplines leading up to and including the Olympic and Paralympic Games with awards of £25-50,000 as part of Unlimited Commissions.
· Unlimited Presents will bring new audiences to disability arts through major pieces of new work showcased at arts festivals, venues and London 2012 events.
. Provide resources and training to foster young talent and develop skills across the sector through Unlimited Talent, forging new partnerships between disability and mainstream arts organisations.
· Unlimited International will support collaboration between the artists in the UK and other countries, showcase new work around the world, and promote a global debate amongst young people about disability rights.
· Unlimited will leave a lasting legacy of high quality new work, increased confidence and momentum in the sector.
Somerst County Gazette, 16th october 2009