We are pleased to announce that Neurodivergent creative Patrick Samuel is joining us in May for the first of our new Digital Residencies.
Patrick Samuel is a musician, visual artist and public speaker diagnosed with autism and ADHD. The London-based neurodivergent creative identifies himself as an advocate for autism awareness in all that he does.
After various solo exhibitions, speaking engagements and the self-released album Beyond The Spectrum, Patrick returned to the music scene in 2019, signing with neurodivergent indie label Tiergarten Records to distribute and promote his sophomore album, Distant Star. Since then, the label has released his Lost Shadows EP and in 2021, Patrick’s 3rd album, Communion. He is also dedicated to using music videos as an art form to get his ideas across visually.
Patrick’s work and his story have been recognised in local media, and meanwhile featured in magazines as well as on BBC Breakfast and BBC News. As a spokesperson for autism awareness, he’s been sharing his experiences at various events and conferences throughout the UK.
Patrick will be taking over DM digital spaces throughout May to share his insights, experiences and learning around Autism and Music. We are looking forward to hearing the playlists he is creating, seeing the latest music videos and reading the blogs and think-pieces he will share.
Look out for articles on the DM site and sharing on social media all over the month of May!
Read Patrick’s first Digital Residency posts
- Music and Autism
- The Making of Distant Star
- Making the Video: Communion
- Tiergarten Records
- The Making of Lost Shadows
About Digital Residencies
These short digital takeovers offer an open space for Disabled creatives to explore, curate and share. They are shaped to fit the artist. It is an opportunity to play, think, ask questions, be inspired, experiment and take risks. This opportunity is specifically for Disabled people from marginalised and under-represented groups. Even within disability arts there is not enough diversity.
The Digital Residencies project is managed by Miryam Solomon and Becky Morris Knight. It is part of our COVID-safe programming for artists, ensuring that we are Here for Culture. It is supported by the Arts Council England Culture Recovery Fund.