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Latest newsletter: July 2017 - Performance, Premieres and Programmes.

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'The last remaining avant-garde movement'

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    Apply now for IETM bursary opportunity

    Support for UK disabled performing artists/producers to attend networking event in Brussels

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  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017

    Our recommendations and a discussion on access

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  • Candoco Dance Company performing Jérôme Bel's The Show Must Go On (2015). Photograph: Nick Rutter

    Why Arts & Disability is a priority for the British Council in Europe

    Building on momentum to embed disabled people as artists and audiences across the region

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  • Photograph: Patrik Gunnar Helin

    Moving Beyond Inclusion

    How six of Europe's leading inclusive dance companies are innovating through inclusive practice

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  • Film: Ramps on the Moon

    Inclusive theatre transforming mainstream organisations

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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

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

Estela Lapponi

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

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Why the British Council's Arts and Disability programme is such a priority in Europe

By: Joe Turnbull On: Something exciting is happening across Europe; organisations are opening their eyes to the aesthetic challenge often posed by disabled artists. Joe Turnbull, Assisant Editor of Disability Arts Online speaks to Ben Evans, Head of Arts and Disability, EU Region at the British Council to discuss how sharing expertise can capitalise on this momentum.
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 overview

By: Joe Turnbull On: A preview of the forthcoming Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017, including a selection of Disability Arts International's picks from the programme, information about the British Council's Edinburgh Showcase and a brief discussion of the access features on offer at this year's festival. 
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Latest resources Visit resources

Organisation / A Guide to Theatre Access

Policy / The Creative Case for Diversity

Case Study / Ireland

Organisation / AbilityNet

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