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Seeking new work by D/deaf and Hard of Hearing performance artists and filmmakers in the UK.

Manipulate Festival are seeking new work by D/deaf or Hard of Hearing Creatives to consider for programming at our 2024 and 2025 Festivals. If you are an artist working in Scotland or the rest of the UK with an existing or new piece of work you would like to propose for our programme, we would love to hear from you.

MANIPULATE Festival presents the very best of Scottish and international puppetry, visual theatre and animated film to adult audiences in Edinburgh and beyond. The Festival aims to engage and challenge our audiences with high-quality visually led work which pushes boundaries, plays with form and challenges perceptions.

By bringing together leading puppetry, visual theatre and animated film from across the globe with work which has been developed here in Scotland, we aim to spark opportunities for artistic exchange and to offer our audiences a diverse palette of rich visually led work. For more information about the festival, please see our website at

Given our highly visual remit, we have a strong organisational commitment to D/deaf artists and audiences and as such are always keen to present exciting new work by and for the D/deaf community. In recent years we have programmed new visual theatre work by artists such as Ramesh Meyyappan and Petre Dobre. We would like to hear from you if you or a leading member of your creative team are D/deaf or Hard of Hearing, and your work is in one of the following areas: visual theatre, physical theatre, puppetry, object theatre, dance theatre, circus/aerial theatre.

Even if you’re not sure whether you have a work ready to pitch for our festival, if we don’t already have a relationship we would love to meet you and to start a conversation about your work.

Please contact our Artistic Director & CEO Dawn Taylor on [email protected] to start a conversation with us.


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