COLLIDE – A call-out for LGBTQAI+ Artists


Collide: A programme to support 10 emerging LGBTQIA+ artists working in & across any medium to develop new visual or performance work.

We’re looking for bold, brave & unapologetically queer ideas. We are seeking 5 visual artists and 5 performing artists (or perhaps you do a bit of both?) to be part of a development programme which will include mentorship, sharings with feedback, a small seed commission and a showcase to perform in July 2023.

We want to create a vibrant & supportive artistic community- with artists benefiting not only from the cash, the space & the time- but also the real life connections between each other. 

Co-produced by Stanley Arts & Raze Collective as part of This is Croydon, London Borough of Culture 2023, with support from Arts Council England.

If you have a question or want to speak to someone about any details or access requirements, write to Fraser on 


Who is it for?


  • LGBTQIA+ artists / performers / live artists / visual artists / multidisciplinary artists
  • Solo artists, duos or small collectives. Please note that the fee commission is the same regardless of whether you are an individual or group. 
  • We will prioritize disabled artists & global majority artists 
  • This can be a new idea or something that is already in the works.
  • We are particularly keen to hear from Croydon / South London based artists

What do I get?


  • £750 seed commission
  • A scratch night and/or exhibition at Stanley Arts in July 2023.
  • Regular Peer Sharing Meetups at Stanley Arts
  • 1 weeks rehearsal space in Stanley Arts Scene Dock or access to a shared studio space at Turf Projects
  • Producing/Development support from the Raze Collective & Stanley Arts producing team
  • Creative development workshops

How do I apply?


Applications close on 31st March 2023

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