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'The last remaining avant-garde movement'

Yinka Shonibare

  • Dennis Seidal (Meine Damen und Herren): Ten Meters in the Wild West (c) Simone Scardovelli

    Film: Introducing Europe Beyond Access

    Film & audio-flyer introducing this bold intervention in Europe's arts sector

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  • Per.Art, Little Party of Missed Dance (2016) photograph: Aleksandar Ramadanovic

    The first artistic exchange of Europe Beyond Access

    Kampnagel hosts EBA's 1st 'laboratory' led by learning-disabled artists & integrated into their main dance festival

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  • Alessandro Sciarroni Aurora. Photograph: Alessandro Sciarroni

    Access Best Practice: Tanzhaus NRW

    Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf and its holistic approach to access

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  • Danza Mobile The Feast of the Corps. Photograph: Anne Alcocer

    Country Profile: Spain

    A country buzzing with festivals and that has a federal funding structure

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  • Redo Ait Chitt & Jeroen van der Linden at DanceAble #2. Photograph: Sacha Grootjans

    Database of disability arts festivals across Europe

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Here on Disability Arts International, a platform designed for international arts programmers, venue managers and policy-makers, you can:

  • Browse our growing directory of disabled Artists and disabled-led companies with work ready to tour or exhibit internationally
  • Read more in our Blogs and Case Studies about how artists and arts organisations are working together to make excellent work and grow and develop this vibrant arts sector
  • View our growing collection of Films introducing the work of disabled artists and exploring ways in which arts organisations are improving access to the arts for disabled audiences and visitors. 

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Candoco Dance Company

Candoco produces excellent and profound contemporary dance for audiences and participants that excites, challenges and broadens perceptions of art and ability. Read more

CiM Dance Company

Professional, contemporary, dance company which joins together interpreters with and without disability, promoting a unique approach to inclusion while aiming for high artistic standards. Read more

Dançando com a Diferença

Institution whose main goal is to promote social inclusion and culture through inclusive dance. Read more

Stopgap Dance Company

Creates exhilarating dance productions of international standard, employing disabled and non-disabled artists who find innovative ways to collaborate. Read more

Estela Lapponi

Estela Lapponi is an actress, dancer, creator / performer, choreographer, artistic director, producer and Brazilian video artist. Read more

Latest blogs Visit blog

IntegrArt: embracing disabled leadership

By: Nina Mühlemann On: On 2 and 3 May 2019, the 7th edition of the IntegrART symposium took place in Zurich, Switzerland, at the Gessnerallee theatre. For the first time, the two-day symposium was curated and organised by two women who identify as disabled, Nina Mühlemann, performance scholar and arts practitioner and Tanja Erhart, a UK-based cultural anthropologist and dancer. Mühlemann writes about her experience as a co-organiser.
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Europe Beyond Access: developed in the laboratory

By: Joe Turnbull On: Europe Beyond Access is a four-year pan-European project aimed at supporting disabled artists to break the glass ceilings of the contemporary theatre and dance sectors, initiated by a consortium of seven leading culture organisations and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. As the project celebrates its first milestone event, an experimental skills-exchange laboratory followed by a public sharing on 16 February at Kampnagel in Hamburg, Joe Turnbull speaks to key project partners about this crucial intervention into Europe’s arts sector.
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Case Study / OHMI Trust

Organisation / A Guide to Theatre Access

Toolkit / Innovation Diversity – New Approaches of Cultural Encounter in Europe

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