Arts and Culture Norway: joining the ‘disability revolution’ in the Norwegian arts sector

Arts and Culture Norway: joining the ‘disability revolution’ in the Norwegian arts sector

Case Study

Arts and Culture Norway is the main governmental operator for the implementation of Norwegian cultural policy. Here, Senior Advisor Kaja Tvedten Jorem describes the journey the organisation has been on over the last two years in discovering and attempting to remove some of the barriers for disabled artists in Norway's

Country Profile: Australia

Country Profile

Australian disabled musician and arts, access and inclusion consultant Morwenna Collett explores Australia, a country that has produced some incredible d/Deaf and disabled artists, inclusive organisations and events. The Shadow Whose Prey The Hunter Becomes, Carriageworks, Back to Back Theatre. Photograph: Zan Wimberley 2019 Australia is home to some incredible d/Deaf and

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

The development and availability of accessible books

June 4, 2020

Sandra Alland, co-editor of Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches Press, 2017), explores the accessibility on offer for disabled audiences within the publishing industry. A person reading an e-book. Photo credit: Petr Kratochvil Braille has been around for 200 years, and audiobooks for almost 100 –

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

Celebrating 20 years of Per.Art

Case Study

Per.Art, the learning-disability theatre company based in Novi Sad, Serbia is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a programme of performances at Gallery of Matica srpska 13-15 December. Joe Turnbull spoke to Artistic Director, Saša Asentić about the company’s development over the years. Per.Art's Dis_Sylphide. Photograph: Anja Beutler The late 1990s was

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



Per.Art is an independent organization active in the field of contemporary performing arts in Serbia. Since 1999, the 'Art and Inclusion' program of Per.Art organization gathers people with learning disabilities, artists (theatre, dance and visual arts), special educators, representatives of cultural institutions, philosophers, architects and students. The main aims of the 'Art

Kaite O’Reilly


Kaite O’Reilly is a UK-based playwright and theatre maker who works internationally in disability arts and culture and so-called ‘mainstream’ culture. Her award-winning plays and performance work are innovative in form, aesthetics, and content, often experimenting with what she calls ‘alternative dramaturgies informed by a d/Deaf and disability perspective’ (embedded