The scheme is organised by Mainspring Arts which was founded in in 2015 by Katya Balen and Miranda Prag because they were frustrated by the lack of diversity in the arts; for example, non-disabled actors or writers frequently assume the roles or voices of people with disabilities. They think those people should be able to tell their own stories, and devised Mainspring Arts to help them do it.
|Miranda of mainspring Arts, promoting the scheme|
They are on Twitter @mainspring_arts
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But mainly - tell everyone you know of who might like to apply. You can tell this is a fantastic idea because even if you began by wondering if it was really for you, one look at the Mainspring Arts dog and you would be convinced in a flash. (He appears on their Facebook page.)