Undercover Artist 2023 announcement video features backstage footage of Tony Dee fixing his tie and performance footage from The Crooners ‘Swinging and Spinning’, a cabaret performance, Aspy Jones and band performing with crowd dancing, Lauren Watson atop her wheelchair strung by silks in an aerial performance and Andi Snelling on rollerskates performing in ‘Happy Go Wrong’. The video announces the Festival’s return in September 2023 in partnership with Queensland Theatre and Brisbane Festival.
Undercover Artist Festival 2023 promises to rethink disability and the performing arts, partnering with Queensland Theatre and Brisbane Festival to bring together a game changing arts festival. Undercover Artist Festival will be the catalyst for new and exciting career opportunities, exposing artists work to industry leaders, producers, and potential venues for future programming and touring. Undercover Artist Festival is a disability-led Festival.
The 2023 Festival will take the stage 20 to 23 September 2023 with one thing in mind – OUR POWER.
The Creative, Community or Career track will be programmed again in 2023. Learn more about the Undercover Artist Tracks by downloading the Expressions of Interest Information Pack.
Undercover Artist Development Program 2023 will run in conjunction with the festival expressions of interest process. This program will support creative projects in early or mid-stage creative development, with one performance being programmed in the Undercover Artist Festival 2023.
A woman delivers Undercover Artist 2023 announcement in Auslan direct to camera.
A woman delivers Undercover Artist 2023 announcement with audio description.
Undercover Artist festival is back in 2023, showcasing the boldest and brightest artists with disability.
“The Undercover Artist Festival made my career and it could do the same for you.”
Who we are and what lead us to be where we are today is powerful.
Power does not refer to control, direction, or any sense of hierarchy. It refers to authenticity, being real, honouring our instincts, values, identities – without fear, shame, or prejudice.
Projects do not have to have a storyline centred on ‘power’, but all applications for Undercover Artist 2023 should be able to discuss how you will step into your own unique power by presenting your work at Undercover Artist Festival 2023.
You are welcome interpret this theme how you like. Here are some ideas and prompts:
For more information the Our Power theme, download the information pack below.
Undercover Artist Development Program will support creative projects in early or mid-stage creative development. This refers to either shows that exist only as an idea and needs more creative input, or perhaps a project you’ve started that still has a while to go.
Artists can apply for whichever stage of development they are in as long as their work has not yet had a public performance (excluding private industry or work-in-progress showings).
Undercover Artist is committed to providing a pipeline for artists from idea through to presentation. As such, at least one project supported by Undercover Artist Development Program 2023 will be programmed in Undercover Artist Festival 2023.
“When I first applied to Undercover Artist Festival 2021 all I had was a title and a vague idea of my show – The No Bang Theory. Their ongoing support gave me the leg up I needed to get The No Bang Theory off the ground, along with the confidence and evidence required to apply for funding. In addition they helped me create the work that ultimately provided me a platform to perform on stage.”
The application process will run in two stages.
Read the Undercover Artist 2023 Expressions of Interest Information Pack to find out more.
Initial application period for Undercover Artist Development Program and Undercover Artist Festival.
Shortlisted applications will be asked to supply further information. All Development Program applicants notified.
Apply via the same method as the festival and indicate during application form your application is for the Development Program.
We encourage applications from all of Australia – and overseas. Undercover Artist Festival is committed to presenting a program with diversity of performing arts form, diversity of cultural backgrounds, and diversity of disability experience.
READY TO SHOWCASE YOUR POWER, PUSH ARTISTIC BOUNDARIES AND ENTERTAIN IN A WAY AUDIENCES NEVER KNEW WAS POSSIBLE?
Submit your application online using the webform by 15 November 2022.
This one application form supports both Undercover Artist Festival 2023 Expressions of Interest process and the Undercover Artist Development Program.
If you are unable to submit an application online, we welcome the use of our alternative methods.
How you apply will not impact our decision-making process.
Download and send an Expressions of Interest application form, along with supporting material to to email@example.com by 5:00pm, Tuesday 15 November 2022
Please include subject line: ‘2023 EOIs – Artist Name‘
Stage One Expressions of Interest and Development Program application period opens.
Stage One Expressions of Interest and Development Program application period closes.
Undercover Artist Development Program applications notified of outcome.
Stage One applications notified of outcome and Stage Two opens.
Undercover Artist Development Program commences.
Stage Two applications advised of outcome. Successful applicants to receive paperwork to commence works.
Undercover Artist Development Program work in progress showings.
Undercover Artist Festival Launch – tickets on sale.
Undercover Artist Festival.
*Dates to be announced
If you have any questions, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your project.
The Undercover Artist team works on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays only, and will be in touch as soon as possible.