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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Jo Verrent, senior producer for Unlimited, picks highlights from the UK's leading commissioning programme for disabled artists.

Aidan Moesby

Tags: DesignLive 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

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

Diverse City

Tags: CircusTheatre

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

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

Jo Verrent

Tags: Film

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

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

Mind The Gap

Tags: Live ArtMusicTheatre

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

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

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

Vital Xposure

Tags: FilmSpoken Word / Live LiteratureTheatre

Cutting edge theatre and vital stories. Read more