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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
Rachel Gadsden is a unique and exciting visual artist who creates dynamic work and leads a range of national and international participative programmes. Gadsden’s work explores themes of fragility and resilience, and the universal and deeply positive desire to survive and she is motivated to empower others to find a
Jo believes that 'different' is delicious not divergent.
A speaker, writer and activist, she creates, produces and curates art. She also intervenes in arts and culture at strategic levels with national agencies and on the ground with organisations/individuals embedding the belief that diversity adds texture, turning policy into real action.
Graeae is a force for change in world-class theatre, presenting a unique approach which:
boldly places disabled artists centre-stage in a diversity of new and existing plays
pioneers a radical dramatic language by exploring the 'aesthetics of access', creatively embedding a range of tools such as audio description and sign
Daily Life Ltd aims to investigate and celebrate daily life and its limitations. They showcase and promote the abilities of people with lived experience of mental distress through live and online curated programmes, collaborative research and diverse participation. Creative excellence not art-as-therapy is their driver. Daily Life Ltd believes in
Claire Cunningham is a performer and creator of multi-disciplinary performance based in Glasgow, Scotland and a current Factory Artist with Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf, Germany as well as a Work Place Artist with The Place, London.
One of the UK’s most acclaimed and internationally renowned disabled artists, Cunningham’s work is often rooted in the study and
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.
Candoco is a world-leading professional dance company. Bridging the mainstream and the experimental, its bold approach and powerful collaborations create distinctive performances and far-reaching learning experiences. Candoco celebrates different ways of seeing, of being and of making art, putting the company at the forefront of conversation around dance and disability.
Birds of Paradise Theatre’s artistic vision is of a culture where disabled artists are recognised for the excellence of their work, celebrated for the stories that they bring to the stage and are a vital part of the artistic landscape of Scotland.
…is to be an accessible arts company that