@Disturbance Artistic Residency

Ugly Duck, London, United Kingdom
Deadline: 30 June 2022



@Disturbance is an interdisciplinary and experimental artistic residency and development programme, taking place at Ugly Duck. @Disturbance 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 Art Council England for LGBTQAI+ performers and video artists.

@Disturbance offers 3 LGBTQIA+ performance artists 1 week paid 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. 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 one performance, open to industry people, and one performance open to the public. Both showcases will be live from our venue to a physical audience as well as online using the latest streaming equipment.

@Disturbance is also looking for video artists and digital artists as part of the physical and online performance. They will receive a paid fee for this sharing.


Who can apply? LGBTQIA+ Artists, as individuals or as small groups.
What discipline? Performance artists, video artists and digital artists.
What will the artist gain from this programme? 3 Performance artists will receive 1 week paid residency, mentorship, and live and digital showcase. 3 video artists and 1 digital artist will have the opportunity to share their work 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? Thursday 30th June at 12:00 (noon) BST.


1st-30th June: @Disturbances open for submissions
6th July: Selected Artists announced
July 2022: Workshop #1 (1 day)
September 2022: Workshop #2 (1 day)
October 2022: Workshop #3 (1 day)
4th-11th November 2022: @Disturbance residency week

How to apply

@Disturbance will be an Open Call open to LGBTQA+ performance artists, video artists and digital artists.

The deadline to apply is 30.06.2022

Applications can be made via Zealous. If you have video examples of previous work, a digital portfolio or social media accounts showcasing previous work then please include these in your application.

Applicants will be selected by our jury, including Deen Atger, Niya B and Puer Deorum who will be mentors during the residency.