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

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

Access All Areas

Tags: Live ArtTheatre

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

ARTimeleia

Tags: Theatre

ARTimeleia's aim is to lead the way by creating high quality theatre performances to the full and equal acceptance of disabled people as actors 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

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

Casson & Friends

Tags: DanceTheatre

Casson & Friends are a Record Breaking Dance Theatre Company that create interactive accessible performance with a focus on collaboration, interaction and joy. 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

Dance Into Space Foundation

Tags: DanceTheatre

Dance Into Space Foundation (DIS) is an East African Contemporary dance-theatre company with a mission to give dance to all. Read more

Daryl Beeton

Tags: ComedyTheatre

Daryl Beeton is a children's theatre-maker, cultural leader in youth arts participation and high profile advocate for disabled artists 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

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: DanceFilmLive 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

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 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

Ich bin O.K.

Tags: DanceTheatre

Combining contemporary dance and hip hop dance, Ich bin O.K. has invented an innovative form of inclusive dance-theatre, where young artists with and without disabilities perform on equal terms 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

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

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

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

Mikkokoo

Tags: MusicTheatre

Mikkokoo generally works within the electronic music genre but also dabbles with experimental, dance, pop and other genres. 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

Nataly Zukerman

Tags: DanceLive ArtTheatre

Independent performance artist who creates interdisciplinary works, combining devised theatre, live art, dance and her own autobiographical materials. 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

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

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

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

SZENE 2WEI

Tags: DanceTheatreVisual Arts

SZENE 2WEI implements bodily specificities as a medium in dance 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 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

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

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