The Undercover Artist Festival is the first arts and disability festival of its kind in Queensland. This new national festival will be held at Queensland Theatre Company in Brisbane from Friday 26 – Saturday 27 June 2015.
Artists from across Australia will showcase their work at a festival accessible to all artists and audiences. The festival will feature theatre, dance, music and cabaret performances, works-in-progress, installation art, stand-up comedy, workshops and forums.
Creative Director, Philip Channells will lead a 6-day dance and physical theatre residency from Monday 22 – Saturday 27 June. Held across three venues (The Corso near Moreton Bay, the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Fortitude Valley and at the Queensland Theatre Company in Brisbane) the Dance Integrated Australia Residency is for people aged 18+ who wish to enhance their practice by working with in an integrated ensemble of dance artists with different life experience.
Preferred artists must identify as either of the following;
- A skilled and experienced dancer and/or physical theatre artist who identifies as a person living with disability 
- A skilled and experienced dancer and/or physical theatre artist who is interested in the artistic collaboration of other artists in an inclusive environment
PLEASE NOTE: Only artists who can commit to three or more days of the residency will have the capacity to partake in the festival workshop at Queensland Theatre Company.
Participants are invited to attend any number of workshop dates possible. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided each day of the residency.
Individual workshops: $25 each
Full 6 Day Residency: $100 (Discount of $50 for all six days.)
 People experiencing disability include “those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others” United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2006.
Image credit: performer Emma J Hawkins photographed by Amy Carter