Nwando Ebizie leads new multi-sensory and disability-led artistic residency


Interdisciplinary artist Nwando Ebizie is leading a new multi-sensory and disability-led artistic residency, ‘Self, Sense, Space’.

Taking place in partnership with Manchester-based music development organisation Brighter Sound and the People’s History Museum, the project will inspire and support D/deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent artists and musicians from across the UK, with a focus on the North West, to connect, collaborate and explore their own practice.

Nwando Ebizie, whose work focuses on sense, perception, neurodivergence and ritual practices across the Black Atlantic, will offer artistic direction.


The project, which is part of Brighter Sound’s manifesto to make music more accessible, equal and diverse, is open to women and people of marginalised genders who identify as D/deaf, Disabled or Neurodivergent, and who work across different areas of the creative arts including music, visual, textiles and lighting.

Kate Lowes, the Head of Programmes at Brighter Sound said, “This project marks an important shift in the way we understand and improve access in our work and across the sector – not just for this residency but across all our programmes going forward.”

Selected artists will collaborate to develop a multi-sensory installation at the People’s History Museum which will be showcased at a special event on Thursday 8th December. 

Applications will be open until Wednesday 2nd November via the Self, Sense, Space website