Watch Society Uncensored: Disability and culture, visibility and representation

Watch Society Uncensored: Disability and culture, visibility and representation


On 19 February 2023, Onassis STEGI premiered their second episode of Society Uncensored, titled 'Disability and culture, visibility and representation. What is the place of disabled people in Greek society? What is the role of art and culture in the reproduction of stereotypes and regressive perceptions of disability? The episode has

Country Profile: France

Country Profile

Delphine Maurel, Artistic Director of theatre company, La Bulle Bleue in Montpellier gives an overview of France's arts and disability scene, which is dominated by employment support organisations known as ESATs but is nevertheless known for innovative work. Julien by Compagnie

Open letter to major European policymakers demands full participation of people with disabilities in the arts

December 3, 2020

On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020, members of the European Arts & Disability Cluster have written an open letter to multiple European policymakers to ensure the European cultural programme 2021-2027 has the full participation of people with disabilities as artists, as arts professionals and as audiences. The cluster

European Disability Arts Festivals


This is an extensive (but not comprehensive) directory of European disability arts festivals whose remit is (primarily) to support the presentation of, and discussion about, work made by disabled artists and/or inclusive companies. This list has been compiled using desk research, recommendations from key partners and user-submitted entries. We cannot

Edinburgh International Festival: a pro-active and personal approach to access

Case Study

Joe Turnbull takes a look at the access offer of Edinburgh International Festival, an organisation with a rich history spanning more than 70 years. 2019 saw the festival feature more accessible performances than ever before and included disabled-led theatre company Birds of Paradise as part of its main programme. Birds of Paradise's Purposeless Movements at

Together! 2012


Together! 2012 CIC was established as an organization in its own right in March 2013, with the support of the UK Disabled People's Council (UKDPC). The directors are all locally based disabled artists with a wide range of national and international experience between them. Together! 2012 CIC organises free year-round arts

Robert Softley


Robert is an established figure in the Scottish arts scene, with over 10 years of experience in diverse and varied roles – including disability rights activist, actor and performer, writer, artistic director and supporter and advocate of equality of access to the arts for disabled people whether as artists or

Liz Carr


Liz Carr is a wheelchair-using actor, broadcaster and comedian. She plays series regular, forensic examiner Clarissa Mullery in the BBC drama Silent Witness. She is a stand-up comedian, often as part of Abnormally Funny People and enjoys performing cabaret and ‘criptease’. Liz co-hosted the irreverent BBC Ouch! podcast for 7 years and in contrast, is

Laurence Clark


Laurence Clark is an internationally-acclaimed comedian, presenter, writer and actor who has cerebral palsy. His observational, political stand-up and hidden camera footage demonstrate the endearing naivety and ridiculousness of human behaviour by seeing the world through his eyes with humour and warmth. He’s performed everywhere from the House of Commons

Fittings Multimedia Arts


Fittings is a disability led national organisation that makes popular theatre characterised by directness, comedy, music, emotion and immediacy working with material, performers and artists that reflect the Uk's diverse cultures. Fittings work is based on new writing and fuses different styles of storytelling, visual and tactile artworks, music, dance,