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'The last remaining avant-garde movement'

Yinka Shonibare

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    Agents for Change

    How embedding disabled artists in organisations can transform programming and access

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  • Arts & Disability Ireland

    Jess Thom on Accessibility

    Jess Thom aka Touretteshero talks to Niamh Ní Chonchubhair, programmer at axis: Ballymun about ‘Backstage in Biscuit Land’

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    BALTIC's Sarah Munro on supporting disabled artists

    "You have to be prepared to go on a journey and not know where it will take you"

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    Film: Three adventures in Accessible Music Technology

    Follow three disabled musicians pushing the boundaries of technology

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  • New film commission explores Disabled Leaders in Dance

    Alexander Whitley, Candoco Dance Company, Beheld (Film still)

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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

Claire Cunningham

Performer and creator of multi-disciplinary performance work, often rooted in the study and use/misuse of her crutches, and the exploration of the potentiality of her own specific physicality. 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

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company

A force for change in Scottish theatre, creating world class projects and performances that place disabled artists centre stage. Read more

Estela Lapponi

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

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Crossing the Line: An introduction

By: Bella Todd On: Arts journalist, Bella Todd gives an overview of Crossing the Line festival, which took place in Roubaix, France from 24-26 January 2017, bringing together leading learning disability theatre companies from England, Sweden and France.
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Jonathan Meth on Crossing the Line

By: Bella Todd On: Crossing the Line’s Project Dramaturg, Jonathan Meth, speaks about the significance of bringing together three learning disabled theatre companies from across Europe, and the fascinating conversations that arose.
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Organisation / A Guide to Theatre Access

Policy / The Creative Case for Diversity

Case Study / Ireland

Organisation / AbilityNet

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