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  • Film: Ramps on the Moon

    Inclusive theatre transforming mainstream organisations

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  • Photograph: Tilo Stengel


    Sophia Alexandersson shares the learning from 14 years of advocacy and perfomances

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  • DisArt Festival 2017

    Benedict Phillips gives an unconventional view in this photostory

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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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    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

Estela Lapponi

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

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ShareMusic's Sophia Alexandersson shares the learning

By: Sophia Alexandersson On: ShareMusic & Performing Arts is an arts organisation focussing on inclusion based in Sweden, which stages performances and holds courses both domestically and internationally. ShareMusic's Chief Executive and Artistic Director Sophia Alexandersson shares some of the lessons learned from over 14 years of using music and performing arts to foster a more inclusive society, reflecting on their latest production SHANGHAI with The Göteborg Opera.
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DisArt Symposium 2017

By: Benedict Phillips On: DisArt Symposium is an international symposium of disability arts which took place in Michigan, USA 6-8 April 2017. Benedict Phillips, is a UK-based artist who explores new ways of looking at the world around us. Disability Arts International commissioned Phillips to take an unconventional look at this international conference.
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Organisation / A Guide to Theatre Access

Policy / The Creative Case for Diversity

Case Study / Ireland

Organisation / AbilityNet

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