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    iDance: supporting innovative inclusive practice in dance education

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    A Wider Angle: the evolution of disability film festivals

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    Arts Council England: the role of an arts funder in facilitating diversity and supporting greater 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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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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A Wider Angle: the evolution and future of disability film festivals

By: Kate Lovell On: UK-based disabled journalist and Agent of Change at Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kate Lovell explores the development and international outlook of disability film festivals from around the world, considering issues of access, agency and representation.
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iDance: supporting innovative inclusive practice in dance education

By: Myrto Lavda and Dora Vougiouka On: iDance is collaborative partnership co-funded by Erasmus+ which aims to support innovative practices in inclusive dance education that runs until the end of 2018. Project partners include Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens (Greece), Holland Dance Festival (Netherlands), Skånes Dansteater (Sweden) and Stopgap Dance Company (UK). Myrto Lavda, Head of Educational Programmes and Dora Vougiouka, Networking & Outreach Coordinator from co-ordinating partner, Onassis reflect on the project's progress.
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Organisation / A Guide to Theatre Access

Policy / The Creative Case for Diversity

Case Study / Unlimited International Case Studies

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

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