Welcome to
Disability Arts International

Promoting increased access to the arts for disabled artists and audiences around the globe.

This site will re-launch with great new content on 28 June 2016

Sign up here to the Disability Arts International email newsletter, arriving in your inbox every 6 weeks from July 2016.

'The last remaining avant-garde movement'

Yinka Shonibare

  • photo Hugo Glendenning

    Set and Reset/Reset

    a restaging project by Candoco Dance Company. Original choreography of 'Set and Reset' by Trisha Brown (1983). Direction of Set and Reset/Reset (2011) by Abigail Yager

    Read more
  • Shape Arts Collection

    Detail from Tom Shakespeare's The Nightmare After Fuseli

    from the Shape Arts Collection

    Read more

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. 


Interested in adding a profile to our growing directory? Sign up here

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

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

Latest blogs Visit blog

Chris Pavia talks about how he has realised his ambition to become a choreographer with Stopgap Dance Company

By: Colin Hambrook On: With the support of Stopgap Dance Company, Chris Pavia has realised a lifelong ambition to become a choreographer. In an exclusive interview with Colin Hambrook focusing on Chris's professional development, the dancer/ choreographer explains the journey he has taken since first joining the company as a trainee in 1997.
Read more

Ian Ritchie writes about inclusive ensembles and accessible instruments: The Setúbal Music Festival model

By: Ian Ritchie On: The Inclusive Creativity symposium in Gothenberg at the end April 2016 addressed developments in inclusive ensembles, new technologies and international partnerships. From Ian Ritchie's viewpoint the innovations within Share Music's work in Sweden have been timed perfectly to dovetail with precedents established by The Setúbal Music Festival, now in its sixth year.
Read more

Latest resources Visit resources

Case Study / Ireland

Organisation / A Guide to Theatre Access

Policy / The Creative Case for Diversity

Case Study / Australia

Twitter Feed