TF18 Paid Artist Open Call

Paid Artist Open Call

Deadline: 7th April 2018

 

Tempting Failure are back, and thrilled to launch their open call for applications to their 7th year of performance art and noise.

TF18 will be the first event in their new biennial format and will take place from 9th – 22nd July in and around Croydon, South London.

Tempting Failure’s open call is your chance to get involved – it’s open to artists from anywhere in the world, at all stages of their careers and they are interested in work from live performance, noise/sound, and fine art disciplines.

They additionally invite applications from artists with experiences or responses to refugee crisis or mental health and they welcome applications from disabled/neurodiverse artists.

As always, Tempting Failure is dedicated to radical, transgressive and under-represented work that explores risk and challenges preconceptions. Find out more about them and the work they programme.

Their provocation for 2018 is Fractured Bodies. We welcome diverse, immediate, radical, philosophical, inventive, political, abstract and urgent responses to this theme.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON HOW TO APPLY

 

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EU-UK Deal Doesn’t Help Disabled EU Citizens and Carers

Picture of the EU flag flying outside a building

A Disabled people’s organisation has warned that the proposals for who can stay in the UK after Brexit completely ignores Disabled people and their family carers.

Disire — the Disabled people’s organisation (DPO) of Disabled UK residents from other countries  — made the following statement about the recent EU-UK Joint Report :

“For Disabled EU citizens and carers, the EU-UK deal is a disappointment.  Not all Disabled people are able to work, or work enough, and so they sometimes do not meet the criteria for permanent residence.  Carers of Disabled people, who care for their (often British) relatives also cannot apply for a permanent residence card because the Home Office does not consider them to be “working”.

“The newly proposed settled status is still based on the criteria of exercising the EU treaty rights.  (This means) People who want to apply must show they have worked, have been self-employed, have studied or have been self-sufficient for five years.

“Disire believes that Disabled people and carers play a vital role in Britain and should not be prevented from getting permanent residence or settled status.  Theresa May has promised not to split up families.  Disabled people have families too.  Disabled people and carers must not be left behind when developing a new status for EU citizens.

“Disire is disappointed that the EU-UK deal does not mention of Disabled people and carers or other suppressed groups who cannot and will not fulfil the criteria for the proposed settled status.

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“We ask the European Union negotiators and the UK government to urgently ensure that any new arrangements regarding the right to stay in the UK for EEA citizens does not discriminate against Disabled people, their families and carers.

“Any new arrangements and rights must have Disabled people and their families in mind.  That means any new status, rights or arrangements need to have provisions for Disabled people who cannot fulfil the requirements due to their impairment, illness or condition.

“If necessary, people with carers’ duties must also have provisions made for them if these duties prevent them from meeting the requirements. These provisions are important to meet the legal requirements of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the UK Equality Act 2010 and other laws.” 

(Disire, December 2017)

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Do you live in Southmead?

Inclusion Southmead is a friendly group of Disabled and non-Disabled people working together to make local spaces, amenities and groups inclusive and accessible.  We are working in partnership with Bristol Disability Equality Forum and The Care Forum, and meet once a month.

If you want to have your say, share your ideas, or want to find out more why not join us?

The next meeting is on: Tuesday 13 February, 11am – 1.00pm

At the Greenway Centre, Southmead, Doncaster Rd, Bristol BS10 5PY

For information e-mail: mike.bristoldef@gmail.com

Or call 0117 914 0528

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Life costs more if you’re a Disabled person – a lot more!

Whether buying expensive items of equipment, higher fuel bills, or costly insurance premiums, Disabled people are forced to pay more to live their lives.

Scope’s new report, The disability price tag, reveals that on average, Disabled people face extra costs of £570 a month related to their impairment or condition.  For one in five, these costs amount to more than £1,000 a month.

According to Scope, “Marie is just one of many disabled people faced with this financial penalty.  She uses a specially adapted wheelchair which needs replacing, but this would cost her £9,000.

“We’re calling on Government, businesses and regulators to all play their part in tackling extra costs.”

Bristol Disability Equality Forum have been raising this issue for several years and welcome this up-to-date evidence.

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