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Jaivant Patel Company, Wolverhampton and Kala Sangam, Bradford are once again offering a seed commission to a South Asian LGBTQIA+ identifying artists/creatives to support the development of innovative new performance-based work. Samānatā translates as equality.

Seed commission applications for this performance-based work will place South Asian Queerness at the forefront of its subject matter, to address current under-representation on the UK cultural landscape.

What we’re looking for:

– New work: new ideas, or projects still at the early, work-in-progress stage and performance-based in nature created by South Asian LGBTQIA+ identifying artists/creatives.

– Work exploring lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual + (LGBTQIA+) and/or gender themes.

– Work that reflects current social, political, or cultural concerns.

– Bold, unconventional, and innovative work, that takes performance artforms in new directions. Applications involving cross-artforms welcome.

– Devised, self-made and/or solo work.

What we’re offering:

-£2800 seed commission.

– An opportunity to test ideas, develop the next stage of work in early stages that is free of any expectation or finished end product.

– 5 days R&D space in Bradford or Wolverhampton in Autumn 2024 (Sept-Dec). Note this is subject to availability.

– 2 days mentoring from Jaivant Patel, Artistic Director of Jaivant Patel Company.

– Additional access, counselling, or coaching costs up to £200.

Applicants must commit to: 

– A sharing in early 2025 in Bradford or Wolverhampton (to be mutually agreed).

– An evaluation of the process including documentation i.e. social media, blogs etc.

This seed commission can used for match-funding. Seed commission can use cross-artform as part of the idea.

Applications open Monday 3rd June 2024 with a deadline of 4pm on Friday 19th July 2024.

We aim to notify applicants by 2nd August 2024.

If you would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to submit your application, please contact us.

If you have any enquiries, please e-mail us on

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