UK and International Open Awards


What can you receive?


2 October 2023

Our UK and International Open Awards will offer 14 awards to disabled artists in England, Scotland, and Wales. These awards will offer a grand total of £600,000 to commission artists on a national and international level.

These awards give disabled artists the chance to develop and present work across the country and/or internationally. They’re open to all disabled artists based in the UK with projects at any stage of development, across artforms, to bring their ideas to life.

These awards are made possible with the support from Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, British Council and Creative Scotland.


Application portal opens: Thursday 31 August 2023, 10am.

Application deadline: Monday 2 October 2023, midday.

You can be the lead applicant for up to two applications – one UK Open Award and one International Open Award.

We recommend starting to prepare your application now. All the information you will need is now available below – review the guidance documents, take a look at our FAQs, join an info session, or get in touch with your questions.

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