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Latest newsletter: #16 Learning-disabled leadership, artist profile films, Switzerland's disability arts sector & more

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'The last remaining avant-garde movement'

Yinka Shonibare

  • Image: Anja Beutler

    Film: Dance, Politics, Disability & the Body

    20 disabled dance practitioners from across Europe took part in Dance, Politics, Disability and the Body, the first of five artistic exchange laboratories of Europe Beyond Access.

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  • 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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  • (c) Bart Van der Moeren

    Access Best Practice: De Warande

    How Belgian art centre De Warande has transformed the way it communicates to audiences

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  • BewegGrund Performancegruppe, Corpus. Photo: Sabine Burger

    Country Profile: Switzerland

    A multilingual nation with a unique network of disability arts festivals

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  • (c) Wanda Puvogel

    IntegrART: embracing disabled leadership

    IntegrART symposium in Zurich is lead by two disabled artists for the first time

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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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Featured Profiles View all

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

Country Profile: Switzerland

By: Kate Lovell On: In the latest country profile, disabled journalist and artist Kate Lovell examines the exploding disability arts scene in Switzerland.
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De Warande: never underestimate your audience

By: Bella Todd On: In our latest best practice case study, Journalist Bella Todd examines Belgian art centre, de Warande, exploring how its relationship with learning-disability theatre company Theater Stap and other partnerships have influenced the way it communicates to audiences.
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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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