Graeae year in review

By Graeae Team, December, 10 2020

Huge thanks to all our funders, donors and audiences for the support during the unusual year that has been 2020. It’s meant that we’ve been able to continue championing and cultivating the talent of Deaf and disabled artists at all stages of their career. We couldn’t have done it without you!

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A graphic which includes the following text: Graeae In 2020…. 28 Freelancers received 1:1 access consultancy and mentoring; 30  Freelance artists were given laptops, sound or video recording equipment to enable them to work as professionals from home; 40 Freelance artists supported to develop their own work through the newly launched Beyond programme; 71 Deaf and disabled artists employed to deliver new work for Graeae; 107 Training, education and participation sessions were delivered; 1000+ Deaf and disabled people benefitted from access provision for networking and skills development meetings; 1,773 Participated in a Graeae-led training, education or participation sessions; 40,000 Viewed or listened to Reasons to be Cheerful, The House of Bernarda Alba, Crips Without Constraints, Signal Fires or the Graeae and Disability Arts Online podcast; £67,000 was distributed against contracts cancelled due to Covid19; 2,000,000+ Listened live on BBC Radio 4 and on BBC Sounds to Bartholomew Abominations and Connections. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT. We’d like to extend our grateful thanks to all our funders including Arts Council England and the National Lottery, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, The Sir James Reckitt Charity, Foyle Foundation, Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust, The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, The Helen Jean Cope Charity, Postcode Community Trust, The National Lottery Community Fund, The Mayor of London’s Culture at Risk Business Support Fund and the Creative Land Trust, City Bridge Trust, Backstage Trust, Jack Thorne, as well as the many individuals who have donated throughout 2020.