Performing Arts Arts resources, information and opportunities http://www.ableize.com/disabled-arts/theatre/ - Directory of disability led theatre groups http://www.abnormallyfunnypeople.com/ - stand up comedy http://www.access-all-areas-uk.org/ - performing arts for those with learning disabilities www.actorsandwriters.org Actors & Writers London (AWL) is London's longest-running professional play-reading forum for actors and writers. www.actorscentre.co.uk The Actors Centre was created by actors, for actors and is dedicated to developing professional actors as artists and business people in a highly competitive and rapidly changing industry. http://www.acttoo.com/ - includes the baked bean theatre company http://www.actorpoint.com/ - actors’ online community http://www.artsadmin.co.uk/opportunities Our vision is to be an arts lab for the 21st Century for the creation of performance, site-specific and interdisciplinary work, where the innovative, experimental and unusual are nurtured. http://www.artsculturemediajobs.com/ - arts, culture and media jobs online http://www.artshub.co.uk/uk/ Arts Hub is the online home for UK arts workers, whereby members can choose to receive jobs and news across many creative pathways including Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Music, Writing & Publishing, Film, and Heritage industries. http://www.arts-info.co.uk/ - your guide to performing arts http://www.ayoungertheatre.com/ - theatre through the eyes of younger generations http://www.asmagazine.co.uk/ - online resource for the amateur theatre industry http://www.backstage.com/bso/index.jsp - auditions listings etchttp://www.candoco.co.uk/ - contemporary company of disabled and non-disabled dancershttp://www.carousel.org.uk/ - young people with learning disabilities http://www.channel4.com/4disabledtalent/index.html - Channel 4's database of disabled people who want to work in TV http://www.corali.org.uk/ - performance company in London working with people with learning disabilities www.danceuk.org Dance UK is a membership organisation for all dancers & the voice for the dance profession. It aims to improve the conditions in which dance is created, performed and experienced. http://www.deafinitelytheatre.co.uk/ - deaf-led theatre group http://www.equity.org.uk/home/ - Performing Arts Union http://www.extant.org.uk/ - performing arts for the visually impaired http://www.freewheelerstheatre.co.uk/ - based in Surrey http://www.funsensetheatre.co.uk/ - multi-sensory arts, including theatre http://getintotheatre.org/ Get Into Theatre. A series of practical resources for young people interested getting into theatre. http://www.graeae.org/ - disability-friendly theatre company http://www.halfmoon.org.uk/index.html - for children and young people http://www.interchange.org.uk/content/ - Making a positive difference to disadvantaged young people through performing arts www.itc-arts.org The Independent Theatre Council exists to enable the creation of high quality professional performing arts by supporting, representing and developing the people who manage and produce it. http://londondance.com/ – dance resource site http://www.mind-the-gap.org.uk/ - learning-disability theatre http://www.moveitdance.co.uk/ - dance site http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/1674/accessibility-help/facilities-for-visually-impaired-people.html - national theatre http://www.orpheus.org.uk/ - performance art and music http://www.principaltheatrecompany.com/ - an award winning professional theatre company based in North London www.stellarnetwork.com Stellar Network is a research and development agency working with emerging talent from theatre, film, television and games sectors who create cross-platform and interactive work.http://subtlekraftco.com/ - dance companyhttp://www.thestage.co.uk/ - website for the entertainment industry www.thisisliveart.co.uk The Live Art Development Agency offers Resources, Professional Development Initiatives, and Projects for the support and development of Live Art practices and critical discourses in the UK and internationally. http://www.tvhelp.org.uk/audes/theatre.html - audio descriptions of theatre productions http://www.visablemodels.co.uk/about.htm - agency for disabled actors and models http://www.zincarts.org.uk/ - “arts without exception” (Based in Essex) Music http://www.artsadmin.co.uk/opportunities Our vision is to be an arts lab for the 21st Century for the creation of performance, site-specific and interdisciplinary work, where the innovative, experimental and unusual are nurtured. http://www.artshub.co.uk/uk/ Arts Hub is the online home for UK arts workers, whereby members can choose to receive jobs and news across many creative pathways including Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Music, Writing & Publishing, Film, and Heritage industries. http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/introducing/ - for people starting out in the music industry http://www.britishcouncil.org/arts-music-funding.htm - british council – music funding. http://www.carousel.org.uk/ - young people with learning disabilities http://www.drakemusic.org/ - breaking down barriers to music for disabled people. Through our Artistic Development programme, we aim to support disabled musicians to develop their work and careers so that they can play a major part in the wider landscape of the arts and culture. http://www.efdss.org/efdss-artists-development - The English Folk, Dance & Song Society. The Artists’ Development programme champions the development of the English folk arts by providing training and development support to artists at all stages of their careers (eg Aspire Programme, Folk Rising, Mentoring etc). http://www.electricbluesclub.co.uk/ - online resource http://getintomusic.org/ - Get Into Music. A series of practical resources for young people interested getting into music. www.helpmusicians.org.uk An organisation that helps musicians who play, sing or create all styles of music – from blues to Baroque, country to classical, folk to funk. http://www.icmp.co.uk/ - music / songwriting / vocal courses in Kilburn http://www.livingmysong.org.uk/index.htm - discover and express your own musical personalityhttp://www.makingmusic.org.uk/ - the UK’s number one organisation for voluntary music, we thrive on encouraging all kinds of music groups and individuals to be part of a vibrant multi-cultural music scenehttp://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/ - Musician’s Union. A globally-respected organisation of over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the music business. www.musictank.co.uk A unique, neutral information hub for UK music business, addressing change and innovation through informed debate, objective analysis & industry engagement. http://www.musicthinktank.com/ - digital music resource http://network.youthmusic.org.uk/ - youth music network http://www.newworknetwork.org.uk/ - supports the development of new performance, live & interdisciplinary arts http://www.orpheus.org.uk/ - performance art and music http://www.prsformusicfoundation.com/ - grants for music projects www.prsformusic.com PRS are a society of songwriters, composers and music publishers and license organisations to play, perform or make available copyright music on behalf of our members and overseas societies, and distribute the resulting royalties to them fairly and efficiently. PRS promotes and protect the value of copyright. http://www.rnib.org.uk/livingwithsightloss/leisureculture/music/Pages/musicawards.aspx - grants for visually impaired musicians http://streamrecords.co.uk/ - for musicians with disabilities http://soundandmusic.org/ - contemporary music and sound art www.soundsense.org We are the UK professional association promoting community music and supporting community http://www.themusiciansguide.co.uk/ - promotion resources to help you succeed in the music business http://www.theseer.info/index.html - online arts resource for London www.ukmusic.org Umbrella organisation representing the collective interests of the UK’s commercial music industry - from artists, musicians, songwriters & composers, to record labels, managers, music publishers, studio producers and music licensing organisations. http://www.vocalist.org.uk/vocalist_site_map.html - for vocal artists Performing Arts & Music Awards, Bursaries and Competitions http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/competitions Aesthetica Magazine – art prize (Includes performance)http://www.artsadmin.co.uk/projects/artists-bursary-scheme - ArtsAdmin bursary schemehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/performingartsfund/ - BBC performing arts fundhttp://www.britishcouncil.org/arts-music-funding.htm - listings of music funding optionsdirectory/dance-resources/festivals-and-annual-events/ - dance eventshttp://www.openmicuk.co.uk/ - musicians / singers competitionhttp://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/help_you/professionals/phoenix_grants.aspx - Phoenix Grant for disabled musicians http://www.solt.co.uk/bursaries - Society of London Theatre bursaries http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/music/chamber-music-competition/ - chamber music competition All information correct at time of writing. 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