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'The last remaining avant-garde movement'

Yinka Shonibare

  • Photograph: Ivo Poort

    Inclusive Music Teaching at the Conservatory of Amsterdam

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  • British Council

    Aruna and the Raging Sun

    Large-scale outdoor performance in Chennai, India

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  • Photograph: Jessica Wyld

    Autism-friendly performances

    Explore the growing trend of making work accessible to autistic audiences

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  • British Council

    Film: Two approaches to developing disabled access in galleries & museums

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  • Photo: Estelle Valente

    Country Profile: Portugal

    Director of Acesso Cultura, Maria Vlachou on the arts & disability and access initiatives in Portugal

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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

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A relaxed environment: welcoming autistic audiences to arts events

By: Kate Lovell On: The etiquette of arts venues, theatres in particular, can present multiple barriers for audiences such as autistic people. Disabled journalist and theatre-maker Kate Lovell explores the growing trend of autism-friendly and relaxed performances, which aim to reduce some of these barriers and make the arts more accessible for everyone.
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My Music Ability: Inclusive Music Teaching

By: Melissa Bremmer On: My Music Ability is a pilot project for inclusive music education at the music teacher training college of the Conservatory of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In March 2018, it invited the UK’s Drake Music to be ‘artist-in-residence’ to help facilitate the project. Senior Lecturer of Music at the Conservatory, Melissa Bremmer reflects on the initiative.
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Latest resources Visit resources

Case Study / OHMI Trust

Organisation / A Guide to Theatre Access

Toolkit / Innovation Diversity – New Approaches of Cultural Encounter in Europe

Policy / The Creative Case for Diversity

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