Artists

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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Abnormally Funny People

Abnormally Funny People perform stand up comedy shows in London, the Edinburgh Fringe, around the UK and sometimes internationally.

  • Comedy
  • England
  • DaDaFest

Anna Berndtson

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.

  • Dance
  • Live Art
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Germany
  • Sweden
  • DaDaFest

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company

A force for change in Scottish theatre, creating world class projects and performances that place disabled artists centre stage.

  • Comedy
  • Dance
  • Live Art
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Scotland
  • British Council
  • DaDaFest
  • Unlimited

Caglar Kimyoncu

Improvisation-led filmmaker, curator and consultant with a continued interest in alternative representations of excluded voices of all kinds including conscientious objection.

  • Film
  • Visual Arts
  • England
  • DaDaFest

Three people on a stage; one is suspended in the air, supported by a crutch and another person who is standing. A third person is crouching down on the floor to the left of the stage.

Candoco Dance Company

Candoco is a world-renowned professional, contemporary dance company, continually expanding perceptions of what dance can be.

  • Dance
  • England
  • British Council
  • DaDaFest
  • Unlimited

Caroline Bowditch

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.

  • Dance
  • Live Art
  • Theatre
  • Australia
  • Scotland
  • British Council
  • DaDaFest
  • Unlimited

Carousel

Oska Bright Film Festival is a Carousel initiative. Carousel is an arts organisation and charity that supports learning disabled artists in many disciplines to fulfill their creative ambitions.

  • Film
  • England
  • DaDaFest

Corali Dance Company

Corali’s performances are generated through collaborative discussion and improvisation and our embedded experience and achievement has led us to become recognised as a leader in dance and performance made by artists with learning disabilities.

  • England
  • DaDaFest

Deaf Men Dancing

A unique and exciting dance company of all male, highly trained professional dancers who are all deaf.

  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • England
  • DaDaFest

Dr Ju Gosling aka ju90

Artist working mainly with digital lens-based media, but also with performance, text and sound.

  • Dance
  • Film
  • Live Art
  • Spoken Word / Live Literature
  • Visual Arts
  • England
  • DaDaFest

Epic 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.

  • Design
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Cambodia
  • England
  • Jordan
  • DaDaFest

Extant

Professional performing arts company of visually impaired people innovating in arts management and creative practice by bringing a unique cultural perspective.

  • Theatre
  • England
  • DaDaFest
  • Unlimited

Fingersmiths

Bold choices in creating a unique theatre form, connecting with audiences through a multi-layered approach to language and physical expression.

  • Theatre
  • England
  • DaDaFest

Fittings Multimedia 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.

  • Comedy
  • Dance
  • Film
  • Live Art
  • Music
  • Spoken Word / Live Literature
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • England
  • DaDaFest
  • Unlimited

hand in a splint is holding a transparent box with dream written on it

gobscure

writer - performer - artist - creative resister - internationally, collaboratively, virtually

  • Spoken Word / Live Literature
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • England
  • UK
  • DaDaFest
  • Disability Arts Online

Graeae Theatre Company

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.

  • Theatre
  • England
  • British Council
  • DaDaFest
  • Unlimited

Heart n Soul

Award-winning creative arts company which provides creative spaces for disabled and non-disabled artists to develop and share their ideas.

  • Live Art
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • England
  • DaDaFest
  • Unlimited

Heidi Latsky Dance

Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD) is an internationally recognized physically integrated dance company from New York City.

  • Dance
  • Film
  • USA
  • DaDaFest

Jo Verrent

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

  • Film
  • England
  • British Council
  • DaDaFest
  • Unlimited

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.

  • Dance
  • Literature
  • Theatre
  • DaDaFest

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