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  • Film: Artists in Conversation - Liz Carr

    Actor, comedian and disability rights activist, Liz Carr talks about Assisted Suicide the Musical

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    Collaboration: Crossing the Line

    Three of Europe's leading learning disability theatre companies breaking down barriers

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  • Film: In Conversation with John McGrath

    Manchester International Festival's Artistic Director talks about the influence of disabled artists on his own practice and the wider arts ecology

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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

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

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

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Long Distance for Short Films: Oska Bright visits Clermont-Ferrand Festival in France

By: Lizzie Banks On: Lizzie Banks, producer of Carousel’s biennial Oska Bright Film Festival, reflects on her team’s recent trip to Clermont-Ferrand, Europe’s leading short film showcase and festival.
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The Aesthetics of Access

By: Paul F. Cockburn On: Arts and equalities journalist Paul F Cockburn asks how the consideration of accessibility has influenced the aesthetics of disability theatre and performance.
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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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