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Promoting the work of disabled artists across the globe.
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'The last remaining avant-garde movement'

Yinka Shonibare

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    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

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  • Shape Arts Collection

    Detail from Tom Shakespeare's The Nightmare After Fuseli

    from the Shape Arts Collection

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The International Day of Disabled People (IDDP) has been commemorated on 3 December each year since 1992. The Day aims to promote awareness and support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of disabled people in society.

The theme for 2015 is Inclusion matters: access and empowerment of people of all abilities.


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 internationally
  • discover learning and evaluation results from our two-year European-funded Unlimited Access programme linking arts partners in the UK, Greece, Portugal and Croatia 
  • 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 in the UK and highlighting films shown recently within the Adelaide Film Festival's Mayhem programme


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Candoco Dance Company

The contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers. 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

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Disabled Leader Janice Parker advocates new forms in Dance

By: On: Reflecting on her time in Barcelona working on a mentoring project led by British Council Spain, Janice writes with passion and aplomb about the innovation in dance made possible by the potential for disabled choreographers to break convention and invent new modes of expression.
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Vesna and Silvia on Magnolia

By: On: An in-depth interview with Vesna and Silvia from Croatia about Magnolia (in Defiance) which has its international première in Athens, at the Unlimited Access International Dance Festival.
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Latest resources Visit resources

Case Study / Ireland

Organisation / A Guide to Theatre Access

Policy / The Creative Case for Diversity

Case Study / Australia

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