The Mayor of London is offering new funding towards Research & Development projects by London based D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists or organisations.


£70,000 of grant funding available is for projects ranging from £3,000 to £10,000 and successful applicants will be invited to share their project’s work-in-progress as part of Lewisham’s London Borough of Culture Opening event in January 2022.

Proposals are invited for engaging and thought-provoking projects suitable for outdoor, indoor or digital presentation. All artforms are welcome, including music, visual art, comedy, poetry, street theatre and dance, digital art, participatory installations, workshops and other events.

Applications are welcomed until 30 June 2021. 

Further down this page you can download an information pack and application form. Information is also available in an Easy Read format and in BSL captioned video.


Find out more and apply

Find out more and apply here.


Question & Answer Session

Thursday 27 May, 10am-12pm
An online session dedicated to answering questions and clarifying doubts regarding the R&D awards process. Liberty Creative Producer, GLA members, and Lewisham Senior Producer will be available to potential applicants to discuss the practicalities and expectations of the awards. Attendees can choose to attend the whole 2 hours, or drop in as they wish.

Questions can be sent in advance to [email protected]. The session will be on Zoom, captioned and BSL interpreted.

Register via Eventbrite, and you will be sent the link to the Zoom event closer to the day.