Announcing our 2022 Foyle Foundation Commissions.
We would like to introduce 3 artists: recipients of the 2022 Foyle Foundation grants to support D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists.
Over the next few months, each artist will be provided with space and support from us with the development of ongoing work or brand new projects.
We would like to extend our thanks to the Foyle Foundation and to D’Oyly Carte Trust for their generous support of this project.
Here’s what these brilliant artists will be working on with us this year:
Nwando Ebizie is a constellation point for a spectrum of multidisciplinary works that call for RADICAL change.
She challenges her audience to question their perceived realities through art personas, experimental theatre, neuroscience, music and African diasporic ritualistic dance.
Nwando is developing ‘The Swan’: a performance lecture interrogating the erasure of black histories and ritual cultures.
Nwando wants to develop sensory environments for neurodivergent audiences, and use access creatively throughout the process to question “how do we continue to make work that is evolving accessibility wise?”
Liselle Terret is a neuro-divergent (ND) performance artist (with ADHD, dyspraxia, dyslexia).
She foregrounds this identification through crip, feminist & queer approaches to her solo work, teaching and directing, centering an ethics of care, equity & collaboration whereby she brings the lived experience of learning disabled and ND artists to the forefront of her practice.
During her residency with us, Liselle will create a scratch parodic solo performance that builds upon Doris La Trine age 52, an ex-bulimic, ADHD single working mum with a fear of intimacy.
Chisato Minamimura is a Deaf performance artist, born in Japan, now based in London.
TATTOO X WOMEN is a new solo performance which celebrates multinational perspectives, personal histories and authentic accounts of inclusive tattoo cultures and practices.
This residency will see Chisato collaborate with a new creative team to further explore the complex cultural relationships between women and the visual mark-making artform of tattoos.
This project has been supported by generous funding from the Foyle Foundation.