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'The last remaining avant-garde movement'

Yinka Shonibare

  • National Theatre's smart caption glasses. Photo credit: James Bellorini

    The Development of Captioning in the Performing Arts

    Following the launch of National Theatre’s smart caption glasses in October we highlight a range of international innovations

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  • Photograph: Tilo Stengel

    Country Profile: Sweden

    An overview of the disability arts landscape in Sweden

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  • Heart n Soul’s Chat Up event at Wellcome Collection. Photograph: Christopher Andreou

    Disability at the Wellcome Collection

    Major funder, the Wellcome Trust share details of the work they do with disabled artists and audiences

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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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  • Access to live music for disabled audiences; Glastonbury Festival & band on the Wall

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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

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

Europe Beyond Access: developed in the laboratory

By: Joe Turnbull On: Europe Beyond Access is a four-year pan-European project aimed at supporting disabled artists to break the glass ceilings of the contemporary theatre and dance sectors, initiated by a consortium of seven leading culture organisations and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. As the project celebrates its first milestone event, an experimental skills-exchange laboratory followed by a public sharing on 16 February at Kampnagel in Hamburg, Joe Turnbull speaks to key project partners about this crucial intervention into Europe’s arts sector.
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Country Profile: Spain

By: Kate Lovell On: In the latest of Disability Arts International's country profiles, disabled journalist and theatre-maker, Kate Lovell, explores Spain, a country with a host of disability arts festivals and a federal funding structure.
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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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