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.

Search by art form, country, or by curated lists for a smaller selection of artists as selected by one of the named organisations or individuals.  

We are eager to add new artists and companies to this global list. If you are a company which would like to be included, please contact us.

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Alternatively, search by artform or country below.

The following is a list of artists or companies whom the British Council has worked with recently.

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

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

Jo Verrent

Tags: Film

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

Robert Softley

Tags: ComedyLive ArtTheatre

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