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    Arts Council England: the role of an arts funder in facilitating diversity and supporting greater access

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  • Photo by César Lucas Abreu

    European Cultural Foundation: working towards greater openness and inclusion

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  • Photograph: Ute Haufe

    Stretching the Physicality of Dance

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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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  • Photograph: Patrik Gunnar Helin

    Moving Beyond Inclusion

    How six of Europe's leading inclusive dance companies are innovating through inclusive practice

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  • Film: Ramps on the Moon

    Inclusive theatre transforming mainstream organisations

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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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Stretching the Physicality of Dance

By: Tanja Erhart On: Stretching the Physicality of Dance was a conference held at Uferstudios in Berlin 21-23 August this year (2017). The conference aimed to push beyond expectations on contemporary dance, disability and diversity. It is one of the events which takes place in the context of Moving Beyond Inclusion, a Creative Europe funded collaboration between six of Europe's leading inclusive dance companies. Stretching the Physicality of Dance was organised by German partner tanzfähig. Candoco Dance Company artist, Tanja Erhart reflects on the event.
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The Republic of Inclusion: utopian strivings for better access and inclusion

By: Sarah Garton Stanley On: The Republic of Inclusion was the culmination of a two-year dramaturgical and theatre-based inquiry about stories being told outside of so-called conventional theatrical fare. The project was produced by English Theatre at Canada’s National Arts Centre. Project co-Curator Sarah Garton Stanley reflects on some of the findings and their implications for access and inclusion.
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Case Study / Ireland

Organisation / A Guide to Theatre Access

Policy / The Creative Case for Diversity

Case Study / Australia

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