Unity Open Call 2021 - Unity Theatre

Unity’s 2021 programme includes 22 Merseyside-based creatives and companies who feature as part of our Open Call Programme.

About the Open Call

Created to provide income and performance opportunity to local artists after a year without both, the Open Call celebrates Liverpool artists, their stories, communities and lives. The call-out was open to a wide range of people and practices including theatre companies, performers, community practitioners, musicians, devisers, comedians, puppeteers, digital artists & spoken word artists.

Open Call Class of 2021

On this webpage we are delighted to introduce you to our Open Call Class of 2021. Every artist featured will receive a fee of up to £1250, technical support, rehearsal space, mentoring and the opportunity to showcase their work nationally through our Programmers Portal. Alongside digital commissions, every in-venue production from our class of 2021 will also be available to watch online at a Pay What You Can rate.

You can book for our Open Call Programme here.

Thank you

Our initial call-out in December 2020 saw over 16 x the number of artists apply to spaces available. In February 2021, thanks to the success of our Crowdfunder which raised over £10,000, we were able to double the amount of artists involved to 22.

We’d like to thank every single person who donated to our Crowdfunder –  words cannot express how grateful we are and what a difference this will make.

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Meet our first 12 Open Call Artists

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