2020 DX Online Programme

Thanks to funding awarded from the Arts Council England’s Emergency Response Fund, Deptford X is pleased to announce a remote programme, Deptford X Online, for 2020.

Deptford X Online will act as an incubator for the next Deptford X festival. The conversations, relationships, research, ideas and work forged during this time will offer a reflection on both the failures and possibilities laid bare by the global Covid 19 pandemic. Through this we can learn how to be together again in a future Deptford X festival.

As part of our new online programme we are excited to announce two open calls for paid artist opportunities; How to be together again – Residencies at home and Artists on the Phone, as well as calls for participants in two further discussion-based programmes; Support Network and The Future is a Collective Project, which we provide more details on, in due course.


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The Future is a Collective Project

The Future is a Collective Project was initiated by Deptford X director, Nathalie Boobis, in 2016 and is re-emerging in the digital realm as part of Deptford X Online 2020 for an edition of 6 workshops. For Deptford X Online, we have invited 6 individuals whose practices we felt were driven by needs and desires to work beyond binary modes of thinking and doing to each lead a session. Each session coordinator offers their research, practice and work in progress as a starting point for a collective group discussion.

How to be together again - Residencies at home.

Deptford X is looking to support 6 artists, writers and/or thinkers to begin developing work or research on the subject of ‘how to be together again’ through six, paid, one month residencies. These residencies will form the basis of works to be included in the next Deptford X festival and you will receive further support nearer the time to develop your research, ideas and works in progress for public presentation in the festival.

Support Network

Deptford X are pleased to announce Support Network. Early career POC artists are invited to apply to join a 2 hour session in a small closed group led by an artist or art professional who will share advice and experience on establishing a career as a POC artist in the UK.

Artists on the Phone

This project will see our artists being paired with a service user living in the Lewisham area for a 1:1 participatory art project. Through a series of telephone conversations, the artist and service user will create work that we hope to share with you at next year’s Deptford X Festival.

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