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.

We also still have live our label design competition in partnership with our festival sponsors Gospel Green, who are committed to continuing to support our artistic community through this opportunity.  


  • Gospel Green Label Competition: 31st May 2020, midnight
  • How to be together again – Residencies at Home: 10th June 2020, 10am
  • Artists on the Phone: 10th June 2020, 10am

Artists on the Phone

Deptford X is pleased to offer paid opportunities for 6 artists to develop 1:1 participatory art projects through Voluntary Services Lewisham (VSL) Telephone Befriending Scheme. Artists will be paired with a service user and the outcomes of each artist’s and participant pairing’s 1:1 project will be presented during the next Deptford X festival. Deadline: 10th June 2020

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. Deadline: 10th June 2020.

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