Digital Horizons programme

Digital Horizon Masterclasses

University of Atypical for Arts and Disability have five brand-new exciting Digital Horizon Masterclasses for our Autumn-Winter programme. Digital Horizon is a professional development programme funded by the Santander Foundation’s Digital and Financial Empowerment Fund. The Digital Horizon programme is supporting the Arts and Disability sector to pursue new ambitions using digital technology.

The Masterclasses are peer-led by artists who are d/Deaf, Disabled or Neurodiverse. Masterclass Leaders are selected because of their exceptional skills in their particular artform area and for their personal experience as a disabled person. The new season of Masterclasses cover music collaboration online, animation, sound-scaping, apps for people with dyslexia, and painting skills with digital tools.

To Book Your Place on a Masterclass

Email, or phone 028 9023 8450

Are you interested in being one of our next Digital Horizon Masterclass leaders? Application forms are available by email request to

Next deadline: Wednesday 22 November 2023

Upcoming masterclass dates

Online Songwriting and Collaborating – Peter Fleming and Kris Marsden

Friday 27 October, 10.30 am-4.30 pm


The FUNdamentals of Animation – Grace Fairley

Friday 10th November 2023, 10.30 am-4.30 pm


Digital Portrait Painting using Procreate – Joel Simon

Friday 17th November 2023, 10.30 am-4.30 pm


Dyslexia and How I Built My Robot Secretary – Conor McGinley

Friday 1st December 2023, 10.30 am-4.30 pm


Experimenting creatively with sound recordings – Sinéad O’Neill Nicoll

Friday 26th January 2024, 10.30 am-4.30 pm


Digital Horizon Masterclass programme 

You can download a copy of the Digital Horizon programme for 2023/24 by using the button below. 

Or alternatively click the image to the right to view online 

The Digital Innovation Award offers a £3000 award to a emerging or exceptional artist who is d/Deaf, Disabled or Neurodiverse to pursue their creative ideas inspired by digital technology. The award is funded by the Santander Foundation as part of the Digital Horizon programme.

Open for applications in October /November 2023 and close in December 2023. It is an application based process.

To enquire, email Open for applications in October /November 2023 and close in December 2023.  It is an application based process.

To enquire, email putting ‘Digital Innovation Award’ in the subject line.

Become one of our Masterclass leaders

Information session online 1st November 2023 11-12pm

Link to register for information session: REGISTER

Link to presentation for information session: INFORMATION SESSION

Closing date for applications 22nd November 2023

Application form link: APPLY

Dates of the Masterclasses proposed – April-June 2024

Digital Horizon Film

This is a short video showing some of the highlights of last years Digital Horizon Masterclasses. It features interviews with some of masterclass leaders as well as feedback from the participants. 

Captions are available. Please click the CC button to view. 

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