Call out for learning disabled artists / inclusive arts organisations

On Saturday 14th July we will host a day of performance at Leeds Kirkgate Market.

We’re really excited to already be bringing you performances from Mind the Gap, Practically Theatre, Coactive Arts and Northern Ballet (and would like to thank all those organisations for donating their time and talent to the day!)  We’re now looking for more films, dance, performance and installations to join our fantastic programme. So if you’re an artist with learning disabilities or an inclusive arts organisation from Leeds or further afield and want an opportunity to showcase your work, then get in touch!

Kirkgate Market is a loud, busy public space and we want to fill it with lots of different kinds of work that celebrate you and your work and BEYOND!  (Please note: this does also mean that it is not suitable for performances with lots of spoken text.)

This is an opportunity to be part of a growing network and community of artists and organisations that are working together to bring performances by/for people with learning disabilities into a public space.

Tech requirements
As it is in a public space, we are looking for low-tech pieces but we do have access to sound, power and a screen.

Artists/Organisations must be available 14th July 2018.
Must also be available to travel to Leeds beforehand (ideally 13th June) to meet us and see the space.

There are no fees attached to any of the performances or installations taking place at this event.  We can cover travel costs though – please email us ( for more information.

Leeds is a city which cares passionately for arts and creative activity and for many years there has been a wonderful range of organisations that support people in getting involved, trying out, exploring and developing their creativity.  This includes organisations which work exclusively with people with learning disability, as well as major international arts organisations that run projects and activities.  Within the organisations, the arts can be used for education, skills development, health, sociability and fun.

BEYOND 2016 saw these organisations all working together for the first time to celebrate and promote this great work.  It was also an opportunity for people with learning disabilities and their friends and family to find out more about the huge range of arts activity available to them.  To find out more about the organisations involved please view the partners page.

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