Artist and company profiles

This is a list of professional Deaf and disabled artists, or disabled-led companies, who are actively seeking international partners and opportunities. Each artist or company currently has work ready to tour or for exhibition. We are proud to list companies from all over the world.

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5D

Tags: Theatre

Enabling people with (in)visible disability to take part in the cultural sector Read more

Abnormally Funny People

Tags: Comedy

Abnormally Funny People perform stand up comedy shows in London, the Edinburgh Fringe, around the UK and sometimes internationally. Read more

Academy Art of Diversity: Teatro la Ribalta

Tags: DanceTheatre

Academy Art of Diversity - Teatro la Ribalta are a professional theatre company in which disabled and non-disabled artists work as an ensemble. Read more

Aaron McPeake

Tags: FilmVisual Arts

Aaron is a sculptor who works with a variety of media and materials including film. Much of Aaron's work involves casting bell-bronze, creating sculptures that can be interacted with, touched and ‘rung’. Read more

Access All Areas

Tags: Live ArtTheatre

Award winning, disruptive and urban performances by learning disabled artists. Read more

ActionSpace

Tags: Visual Arts

ActionSpace supports the development of artists with learning disabilities and creates innovative projects for people with learning disabilities to engage with the visual arts. Read more

Aidan Moesby

Tags: Live ArtVisual Arts

Aidan Moesby is a visual artist and curator whose work increasingly explores civic and personal wellbeing. His practice is based around research and response, much of which is underpinned through conversations. He works extensively within arts and health, especially where art, technology and wellbeing intersect. Read more

Alessandro Schiattarella

Tags: Dance

Alessandro Schiattarella is a dancer, choreographer and video-grapher based in Switzerland, and his research focuses on less-visible disability. Read more

Anjali Dance Company

Tags: Dance

Anjali Dance Company celebrates the creative abilities and artistic potential of people with learning disabilities and demonstrates exciting new possibilities in dance. Read more

Anna Berndtson

Tags: DanceLive ArtTheatreVisual Arts

Performance is the foundation of my artistic practice, working foremost with Long Duration Live Performance Art. The public is essential in my work, as their presence becomes part of the live experience. Being present over several hours or even over several days is the main challenge in this art form. Read more

Artistas Diversos

Tags: DanceVisual Arts

Artistas Diversos is an NGO that produces and exhibits the work of disabled artists covering all types of artistic expression, from all over the world - free of charge for the artist. Read more

BewegGrund, Switzerland

Tags: Dance

BewegGrund stands for equal rights, self-determination, equal opportunities and integration. Read more

Bohnice Theatre Company

Tags: Theatre

The BTC is based in the Citadela Studio - a cultural social studio, an experimental meeting point for a wide range of artists, students, youth and children as well as people facing exclusion Read more

Caglar Kimyoncu

Tags: FilmVisual Arts

Improvisation-led filmmaker, curator and consultant with a continued interest in alternative representations of excluded voices of all kinds including conscientious objection. Read more

Candoco Dance Company

Tags: Dance

Candoco produces excellent and profound contemporary dance for audiences and participants that excites, challenges and broadens perceptions of art and ability. Read more

Caroline Bowditch

Tags: DanceLive ArtTheatre

Australian-born but now Glasgow-based performance artist and choreographer, Caroline Bowditch describes herself as a performer, maker, teacher, speaker and mosquito buzzing in the ears of the arts industry in the UK and further afield. Read more

Carousel

Tags: Film

Oska Bright is a Carousel initiative. Carousel is an arts organisation and charity that supports learning disabled artists in many disciplines to fulfill their creative ambitions. Read more

Cathy Waller Company

Tags: DanceMusic

Cathy Waller Company produce explosive and vibrant contemporary dance work that incorporates live music and original composition Read more

Chelle Destefano

Tags: Visual Arts

Chelle is an established Visual Artist, having graduated with a bachelor in Visual Arts and Applied Design in 2007. Read more

CiM Dance Company

Tags: DanceFilmMusic

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

Tags: Dance

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

Corali Dance Company

Corali’s performances are generated through collaborative discussion and improvisation and our embedded experience and achievement has led us to become recognised as a leader in dance and performance made by artists with learning disabilities. Read more

Dançando com a Diferença

Tags: DanceFilmLive ArtMusicTheatreVisual Arts

Institution whose main goal is to promote social inclusion and culture through inclusive dance. Read more

Deafinitely Theatre

Tags: Theatre

Deafinitely Theatre is the UK’s leading deaf theatre company. Established in 2002 by Artistic Director and co-founder, Paula Garfield, it produces bilingual theatre in British Sign Language (BSL) and spoken English. Read more

Deaf Men Dancing

Tags: DanceTheatre

A unique and exciting dance company of all male, highly trained professional dancers who are all deaf. Read more

Diverse City

Tags: CircusTheatre

Cultural entrepreneurs working for social change through the performing arts, creating shows profiling the abilities of diverse groups. Read more

Dr Ju Gosling aka ju90

Tags: DanceFilmLive ArtSpoken Word / Live LiteratureVisual Arts

Artist working mainly with digital lens-based media, but also with performance, text and sound. Read more

Ensemble BewegGrund Trier

Tags: DanceFilmTheatre

Ensemble BewegGrund Trier (founded in 2000, artistic director Maja Hehlen) is a DanceAbility Dance Company open to everybody. Read more

Epic Arts

Tags: DanceTheatreVisual Arts

Epic Arts uses the arts as a powerful tool for transformation that explores and celebrates the richness of diversity through creative experiences. We work with people of all abilities and backgrounds through our Inclusive Education, Community and Social Enterprise Programmes to encourage a change in perceptions and attitudes at both a personal, and public level. Read more

Estela Lapponi

Tags: DanceLive ArtTheatreVisual Arts

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

Extant

Tags: Theatre

Professional performing arts company of visually impaired people innovating in arts management and creative practice by bringing a unique cultural perspective. Read more

Fingersmiths

Tags: Theatre

Bold choices in creating a unique theatre form, connecting with audiences through a multi-layered approach to language and physical expression. Read more

Fittings Multimedia Arts

Tags: ComedyDanceFilmLive ArtMusicSpoken Word / Live LiteratureTheatreVisual Arts

Disability-led national organisation that makes popular theatre characterised by directness, comedy, music, emotion and immediacy, working with material, performers and artists, reflecting the UK's diverse cultures. Read more

Folk in Motion

Tags: Dance

Wheelchair dance company which has developed and performs an adapted form of English folk dancing, 'wolk'. Disabled folk musicians appear as guest artists. Read more

Graeae Theatre Company

Tags: Theatre

A force for change in world-class theatre, breaking down barriers, challenging preconceptions and boldly placing disabled artists centre stage; championing accessibility and providing a platform for new generations of Deaf and disabled talent. Read more

Heart & Sold

Tags: Visual Arts

Heart & Sold supports creative people who happen to have Down syndrome. Its aim is to educate, inspire, raise awareness and prove that these individuals can do or be whatever they want to be. Read more

Heart n Soul

Tags: Live ArtMusicTheatre

Award-winning creative arts company which provides creative spaces for disabled and non-disabled artists to develop and share their ideas. Read more

Hijinx Theatre

Tags: Theatre

Creating utterly absorbing theatre performed by actors with and without learning disabilities. Touring to theatres, festivals and communities in the UK and Europe. Read more

Iddo.act

Tags: ArchitectureLive ArtTheatre

Iddo.act is a Tel-Aviv based company; led by Iddo Gruengard with international participants. Iddo.act's work uses the prism of disability to challenge different subjects, observing disability as the new avant garde. Read more

Indepen-dance

Tags: Dance

Established and highly respected inclusive dance development company with a unique place within the dance community in Scotland. Read more

Jo Verrent

Tags: Film

‘Different’ is delicious not divergent. A speaker, writer and activist, who also creates, produces and curates art. Read more

Joe Jack et John

Tags: Theatre

Joe Jack et John works with actors cast from all horizons; actors with disabilities, actors of diverse cultures, ages and origins. It wishes to offer the public a new voice that is little heard, in order to create a space for reflection to humanize Otherness. Read more

Juan delGado

Tags: FilmVisual Arts

Works across a range of media including installation and photography to producing work that explores themes of trauma, landscape, disability, dislocation and gender. Read more

Kaite O’Reilly

Tags: DanceLiteratureTheatre

Kaite O’Reilly is a UK-based playwright and theatre maker who works internationally in disability arts and culture and so-called ‘mainstream’ culture. Read more

Katherine Araniello

Tags: FilmLive ArtMusicVisual Arts

Katherine Araniello is a London-based performance and video artist, who uses subversive humour in response to the mundane, social awkwardness and the negative representation of disability. Read more

Krazy Kat Theatre Company

Tags: Theatre

Creating visual theatre for young audiences with original use of sign language. Read more

Laurence Clark

Tags: ComedySpoken Word / Live LiteratureTheatre

Internationally-acclaimed comedian, presenter, writer and actor who has cerebral palsy. Read more

Liz Carr

Tags: ComedyTheatre

Actor, broadcaster and comedian. Read more

Marc Brew

Tags: Dance

Marc Brew Company is committed to developing innovative collaborative work that interweaves a physicality derivative of strong contemporary dance technique. Read more

Mind The Gap

Tags: Live ArtMusicTheatre

Powerful, bold, award-winning theatre, from learning disabled and non-disabled artists working in partnership Read more

Moomsteatern

Tags: FilmTheatre

Swedish learning-disability theatre company whose sole aim is to produce performing arts of high artistic quality Read more

Olivier Jamin

Tags: Visual Arts

Olivier Jamin is a Contemporary Artist who has been Deaf since birth and has had a long life passion for the arts. Read more

Platform-K

Tags: Dance

In all of our dance projects, Platform-K challenges disabled and non-disabled artists to work together and create new art forms; dance and movement languages. Read more

Per.Art

Tags: DanceFilmLiteratureTheatreVisual Arts

Per.Art is an independent organization active in the field of contemporary performing arts in Serbia. Since 1999, our Art and Inclusion program has brought together people with learning disabilities, artists (theatre, dance and visual arts), special educators, representatives of cultural institutions, architects and students. Read more

Plural Inclusive Dance Company

Tags: Dance

Promoting artistic collaboration between dance professionals, dance students and non-professionals, disabled and non-disabled artists, that share and create dance visions standing out for Diversity. Read more

Rachel Gadsden

Tags: FilmLive ArtVisual Arts

Rachel is a British artist who is exhibited internationally and who works across the mainstream and disability art sectors, presenting cross-cultural visual dialogues that consider the most profound notions of what it is to be human. Read more

Ramesh Meyyappan

Tags: Theatre

Glasgow-based Singaporean, deaf theatre maker who develops performances using an eclectic mix of visual and physical theatre styles. Read more

Robert Softley

Tags: ComedyLive ArtTheatre

Established figure in the Scottish arts scene with varied roles including actor, performer, writer and artistic director. Read more

sean burn

Tags: Live ArtTheatre

sean is an outsider artist / performer / writer with an international reputation. he's part of mad studies north-east promoting critical debate and community courses around mental distress. Read more

Shadowlight Artists

Tags: FilmVisual Arts

Multi-award-winning collective of Oxfordshire-based digital artists with learning disabilities Read more

Shape

Tags: DanceLive ArtVisual Arts

Shape is a disability-led arts organisation founded on the principle that all disabled people should have the opportunity to participate fully in arts and culture, and works with the vision of an inspiring and inclusive arts sector that is accessible to all. Read more

ShareMusic & Performing Arts

Tags: DanceFilmLive ArtMusicTheatreVisual Arts

Swedish artist development organisation that works internationally Read more

Sick and Twisted

Tags: Theatre

Sick + Twisted is a theatre company dedicated to creating work exploring the experience of living with a disability. Read more

Signdance Collective International

Tags: DanceMusicTheatre

Award winning international touring performance company, whose creative directors David Bower and Isolte Avila began creating and developing signdance theatre in 1987. Read more

Simon Mckeown

Tags: FilmLive ArtVisual Arts

Simon McKeown is an award winning internationally exhibiting visual artist renowned for his work which touches on and considers disability. Read more

Spare Tyre

Tags: DanceMusicTheatre

Spare Tyre is a leading participatory arts company based in London, which creates and tours work across the UK and beyond. Read more

Stay Up Late

Tags: Music

Charity that promotes full and active social lives for people with learning disabilities. Read more

Stopgap Dance Company

Tags: Dance

Creates exhilarating dance productions of international standard, employing disabled and non-disabled artists who find innovative ways to collaborate. Read more

Sue Austin

Tags: FilmLive ArtVisual Arts

Sue Austin is a multimedia, performance and installation artist. Over an extended period of time her practice has operated as a vehicle to open up a thinking space around the materiality of the wheelchair. Read more

SZENE 2WEI

Tags: DanceTheatreVisual Arts

SZENE 2WEI implements bodily specificities as a medium in dance Read more

Tanya Raabe

Tags: Live ArtVisual Arts

Tanya Raabe-Webber is an acclaimed disabled artist challenging the notion of identity within contemporary portraiture, often creating portraits of high profile disabled people during live sittings in high profile public art galleries and venues. Read more

Tanzbar Bremen

Tags: DanceTheatre

Tanzbar Bremen creates big scale contemporary dance productions as well as experimental works as a group of mixed-abled dancers, choreographers, creative artists and dance educators Read more

THE.AM.A. (Theatre for People with Disabilities)

THE.AM.A was established in 2010 as a professional integrated theatre group, which aspires to establish the first Greek Higher School of Drama for people with all disabilities. Read more

The British Paraorchestra

Tags: DanceMusicTheatre

Pioneering a global movement to showcase disabled musicians with extraordinary abilities. Its mission is to end the limitations placed on them, not by their physical ability but by lack of opportunity. Read more

The Vacuum Cleaner

Tags: FilmLive ArtVisual Arts

the vacuum cleaner is an art and activism collective of one. Working across art-forms: including performance, installation and film, the artist addresses challenging and taboo issues such as consumerism and mental health. Read more

Together! 2012

Tags: ComedyDanceFashionFilmLiteratureLive ArtMusicSpoken Word / Live LiteratureTheatreVisual Arts

Working to make the main host borough of Newham an international centre of excellence for Disability Arts as part of the Paralympic cultural legacy. Read more

Tony Heaton

Tags: Visual Arts

Tony Heaton is a Visual Artist/Sculptor and Curator who works in a variety of materials from direct carving to assemblage and film. Much of his work reflects and responds to a disabling world. Read more

Un-Label

Tags: DanceMusicTheatre

Un-Label is an open community of artists from all over Europe and from various artistic disciplines (dance, music, drama, poetry) where the focus is not on the disabilities but on the diversity. Read more

Vital Xposure

Tags: FilmSpoken Word / Live LiteratureTheatre

Cutting edge theatre and vital stories. Read more