A new initiative has been launched to provide micro-commissions to D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists in Coventry and Warwickshire.
The Coventry City of Culture Trust has partnered with arts commissioning programme Unlimited to provide the grants.
There are 10 micro-commissions of up to £1,000 each that are available for projects that can include theatre, live art, dance, music and poetry.
Artists of any level and discipline can apply for a grant to create new work, improve their skills or explore different processes within the trust’s themes, which include activism, community collaboration, the environment and public spaces.
Chenine Bhathena, creative director of the Coventry City of Culture Trust, said: “Inclusion for D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists and audiences is an important focus for the trust across all our work.
“We want to be truly representative of our city and create opportunities for the diverse range of artists in Coventry."
Bhathena added: “The opportunity to partner with a leading organisation in the field of disability arts ensures we can properly support a range of creative projects by outstanding disabled artists that explore reforming the concept of the norm.
"It is vital we create paid opportunities for these artists to develop their creative practice and showcase what they can do."
Jo Verrent, senior producer at Unlimited, said: “Unlimited, co-delivered by Shape Arts and Artsadmin, supports ambitious, creative projects by outstanding disabled artists and creatives.
"We’re excited to partner with Coventry City of Culture to give disabled artists in the area the opportunity to create new works or develop new skills, and at the same time, deepen our connections in the Midlands."
The deadline for applications is August 21.