Art, Upcoming

Ugly Duck are thrilled to announce that interdisciplinary and experimental artistic residency and development programme, @Disturbance has received Arts Council England Funding.

@Disturbance is an interdisciplinary and experimental artistic residency and development programme, taking place at Ugly Duck. It is a project supporting diversity, under-represented bodies and voices in the arts. It intends to challenge power dynamics, offering a platform for new representations of genders, bodies, identities and sexualities. This is a paid opportunity supported by Arts Council England for LGBTQIA+ performers and video artists.

We are offering  LGBTQIA+ performance artists or contemporary dancers 1 weeks residency and sharing opportunity at Ugly Duck and mentorship with Physical Computing lecturer Robert Hall and Ugly Duck’s Curator and Creative Producer Deen Atger as well as from industry professionals and artists.

This residency is an opportunity to develop a new or existing project, and an opportunity to adapt this project to a hybrid online and offline realm. The residency will culminate with public performances of up to 20 minutes showcased live from our venue to a physical audience as well as online using the latest streaming equipment. 

We are also looking for video artists as part of the physical and online performance. Video artists will receive a paid fee for this sharing. 


  • Who can apply? LGBTQIA+ Artists, as individuals or as small groups.
  • What discipline? Performance artists, contemporary dancers and video / digital artists.
  • What will the artist gain from this programme? 3 Performance artists or contemporary dancers will receive 1 weeks paid residency, mentorship,and live and digital showcase. 4 video artists will have the opportunity to share a short film in the live and online performance, and receive an artist’s fee for this sharing.
  • How do I apply? Via Zealous
  • When is the deadline to apply? Monday 18 October at 12:00 (noon) BST.

Please read the info pack for more info

And please apply here



Artwork by Ijeoma Uzoukwu - - @sasoarye