Unlimited & Collaborative Touring Network Micro Commissions

Unlimited & Collaborative Touring Network in association with Touretteshero

What can you receive?
£4,250 + support in kind


31 January 2023


In 2023, the Collaborative Touring Network (CTN) will be partnering with acclaimed disabled-led arts company Touretteshero – to develop and tour a new live and digital performance ‘Burnt Out in Biscuit Land’.

The Collaborative Touring Network is a national network of grassroots organisations working in areas where levels of arts investment are too low. We are on a collective mission to make our towns and cities better places to be through arts and culture.

As part of this project, CTN and Touretteshero are partnering with arts commissioning body Unlimited. Unlimited commission extraordinary work from disabled artists that will change and challenge the world.

Together CTN, Touretteshero and Unlimited have launched a national micro-commissioning opportunity for disabled artists based in the towns and cities across our growing network.

These micro-commissions are jointly funded by Unlimited and CTN and are supported by a partner organisation from our network. These organisations are:

Applications from artists living in any of these 7 locations are open now, and close at 10am on Tuesday 31 January 2023.


Artists applying to these commissions must live in or around one of the CTN towns or cities named above. Artists can only apply to one, which they will be asked to select at the point of application.

The commissions are open to artists who identify as deaf, disabled, neurodivergent, chronically ill or clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.

You don’t need to have been commissioned before or have a certain level of experience as a professional artist. We are open to applications from artists at any stage of their career.


CTN and Unlimited are offering micro-commissions of £4,250 to 9 disabled artists, to support the development of high-quality, ambitious, original work from across a range of artforms.

These are micro-commissions and as such we do not expect artists to make full scale artworks. Instead, artists are encouraged to scale their ideas accordingly, to ensure they are budgeting for their time appropriately.

The work created must connect to the broad themes and ideas explored in Burnt Out in Biscuit Land, namely: invisibility, isolationjoy, and resistance.

All artists will receive in-kind support from CTN, Touretteshero and Unlimited.

See website for full details and how to apply.

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