Open letter to major European policymakers demands full participation of people with disabilities in the arts
By Joe on 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
By Disability Arts International on December 2, 2020
Al. Di. Qua. is a newly formed group leading the way in advocating for the autonomy and rights of disabled artists in Italy, as well
By Joe on October 7, 2020
With the continued raft of postponements and cancellations due to Covid-19, Disability Arts International shares details of a few key events taking place digitally in
By Joe on September 24, 2020
Sync Leadership is a disabled-led programme exploring Deaf and disabled leadership in arts, culture, heritage and media which combines leadership theory with one-to-one coaching. It was
By Joe on 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
By Disability Arts International on May 7, 2020
© Joris-Jan Bos Photography In the most recent DanceAble, Holland Dance Festival invited dancer, teacher and choreographer Sonja Parmentier to deliver a series of masterclasses in
By Disability Arts International on May 5, 2020
Diana Niepce performs in Teatr21's PokaZ in Warsaw. Photo: Pawel Kuligowski There is a long tradition of artists and performers being drawn towards nudity as a
By Disability Arts International on April 7, 2020
The first disabled artist to receive the EU’s i-Portunus fund, Portuguese dancer Diana Bastos Niepce speaks about her experience undertaking a residency in Poland with
By Disability Arts International on March 24, 2020
By Alicja Müller (translated by Marta Dziurosz). Read the full version published in Polish on taniecpolska.pl Recently, Teatr 21’s ‘Rewolucja, której nie było’ (“The Revolution That
By Disability Arts International on March 24, 2020
Chiara Bersani's Gentle Unicorn. Photo: Roberta Segata Courtesy Centrale Fies Chiara Bersani is an Italian performing artist and choreographer whose work in theatre and
By Joe on February 18, 2020
Disability Arts International shares a small selection of some of the most interesting disabled-led and inclusive work coming up over the next six months from across Europe.
By Disability Arts International on December 17, 2019
Katarzyna Żeglicka is a Polish artist taking part in Europe Beyond Access, a transnational programme supporting disabled artists to internationalise their careers. This is her
By Disability Arts International on November 14, 2019
Co-founder of Candoco Dance Company (the first professional company for disabled and non-disabled dancers), Adam Benjamin co-led the third Europe Beyond Access artist laboratory
By Jo Bannon on November 4, 2019
The third Europe Beyond Access laboratory took place in Maastricht and was hosted by Holland Dance Festival. Taking part in the lab, UK performance artist
By Joe on October 18, 2019
Following discussions between Oska Bright (UK), Klappe Auf (Germany) and Engelsiz Festival (Turkey), the trio decided to self-initiate a network of trusted disability film festivals from across Europe. Joe Turnbull investigates the network and its constituent partners.
By David on May 22, 2019
On 2 and 3 May 2019, the 7th edition of the IntegrART symposium took place in Zurich, Switzerland, at the Gessnerallee theatre. For the first time, the two-day symposium was curated and organised by two women who identify as disabled, Nina Mühlemann, performance scholar and arts practitioner and Tanja Erhart, a UK-based cultural anthropologist and dancer. Mühlemann writes about her experience as a co-organiser.
By Joe Turnbull on February 14, 2019
Europe Beyond Access is a four-year pan-European project aimed at supporting disabled artists to break the glass ceilings of the contemporary theatre and dance sectors, initiated by a consortium of seven leading culture organisations and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
By David on December 10, 2018
Jill Vyn and Chris Smit, Co-Directors of DisArt, a disability arts organisation based in Michigan, USA introduce their exhibition Process and Presence: Contemporary Disability Sculpture discussing the various accessibility features they implemented, including a virtual tour and online gallery with accompanying audio descriptions and soundscapes.
By David on December 3, 2018
Following the launch of National Theatre’s smart caption glasses in October, disabled writer, artist and curator, Sandra Alland, explores the development of captioning for live performance, highlighting a range of international innovations.
By David on September 26, 2018
Every year, Candoco Dance Company host an ‘International Summer Lab’ bringing together dance practitioners from all over the world to share the company’s approach, exchange ideas and create connections in a professional training environment. This year’s lab took place in August at the University of Roehampton. The company give an overview of the programme and speak to one of this edition’s practitioners.