Disability Arts Online is currently looking for journalists to review exhibitions and performing arts at Attenborough Arts Centre: in particular the disability arts-related shows that are current within the Centres’ program. They are particularly keen to engage writers who identify as disabled people.

They welcome pitches for 500-1000 word pieces that demonstrate the writers’ passion for the arts and give a clear indication of what, where and when they would be keen to be published on DAO.

DAO’s magazine section contains a range of in-depth editorial relating to disability arts practice from writers based around the UK. They have a small commissioning budget and pay £50 for a review or opinion piece relating to disability arts and culture or £75 for commissioned interview pieces.

Their readership consists majorly (65 per cent) of disabled artists and disabled people with an interest in the arts. Their other main demographic (30 per cent) are people who work with the disability sector with other disability arts organisations or for arts institutions that provide access to the arts for disabled people or who spearhead the professional practice of disabled artists, writers, performers, choreographers, curators or theatre-makers.

As an organisation DAO is keen to spread its demographic further afield outside of the London and South-east focus that they have held historically, and covering work at Attenborough Arts Centre and beyond will help this.

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Great Central, John has been actively involved in Leicester's creative community for over a decade - promoting shows and releasing records under the name Robot Needs Home. He is a director of Handmade Festival, and ex member of the band Maybeshewill.

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