Backstage Bodies Development Programme

Hot Coals Productions are looking for expressions of interest from early to mid-career Deaf, disabled and neurodiverse creatives to participate in BACKSTAGE BODIES – a mentoring and development programme.  

BACKSTAGE BODIES will run alongside the making of TALKING BODIES  – a collection of short films produced by Hot Coals Productions and showcasing work from Deaf, disabled and neurodiverse artists in 7 immersive digital installations. These will feature as part of the Busting the Bias festival at the BFI Southbank.

To find out more about the programme and how to get in touch, please follow the link to the Hot Coals website here:

Please note: there is no age limit for this opportunity.  


This programme is supported by Arts Council England and Ramps on the Moon. 


Backstage Bodies Development Programme


There are going to be plenty of ways to get involved with An Agent for Change across the country as more Agents for Change positions are created more opportunities will arise. This is an exciting time for the development of access and this is your chance to get involved!

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