Radical Access Commission

Radical Access is a partnered program by Melbourne Fringe and Arts Access Victoria, designed to benefit Deaf and Disabled artists, arts-workers, and audiences by increasing access and improving social inclusion and mental health outcomes in the arts sector for people who are Deaf or Disabled. Chunky Move is excited to come on board as a co-commissioning partner to centre work by Deaf and disabled artists in the Melbourne Fringe Festival and help support artists to excel.

Chunky Move x Melbourne Fringe

Chunky Move and Melbourne Fringe are thrilled to be offering a $40,000 Radical Access Commission to an experienced Deaf or Disabled artist to create a new work for the 2023 Melbourne Fringe Festival.

This commission is for an experienced dance or movement artist who identifies as Deaf or Disabled to create a brand-new work that responds to the creative provocation of ‘Radical Access’ and is a force for increased accessibility in the arts sector.

On top of the $40k, the successful recipient will also get studio space at Chunky Move, production, marketing and producing support, dedicated access funds and artistic mentorship and guidance from Michelle Ryan (Artistic Director of Restless Dance Theatre) and Antony Hamilton (Artistic Director of Chunky Move).

Applications have now closed