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Our ever-expanding collection of resources shares best practice and provides guidance on how to best support disabled artists and audiences. You can search using keywords or by resource type.

Case studies: A detailed look at a specific project, or organisation, with shared learning.
Toolkits: ‘How-to’ guides and practical materials to support project delivery.
Country profiles: Overviews of the disability arts sector in specific locations, either written by local experts or a journalist.
Films: Explorations of innovation in the sector, including conversations with artists, investigations into new initiatives and best practice.

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ImPArt: a closer look at the productions

ImPArt is a two-year collaboration between Un-Label (Germany), NCA.Small Theatre (Armenia), Synergy of Music Theatre (Greece) and Oriente Occidente (Italy), co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The project included the creation of three new productions, each exploring the aesthetics of access, which are set for international touring. Some of the artists and directors involved share their experiences of the process.

ImPArt: exploring the aesthetics of access on an international scale

ImPArt is a two-year collaboration between Un-Label (Germany), NCA.Small Theatre (Armenia), Synergy of Music Theatre (Greece) and Oriente Occidente (Italy), co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Lisette Reuter, Artistic Director of project co-ordinating partner, Un-Label speaks to Joe Turnbull about the programmes aim to interrogate the aesthetics of access on an international level.

Unlimited: Making the Right Moves

Unlimited: Making the Right Moves was a six-year programme run by the British Council, in partnership with Candoco Dance Company across Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine. It included a series of performances, workshops and research aimed at shifting perceptions of disability within the arts and beyond. Yulia Romanova of Britsh Council Ukraine shares some highlights of the programme.

Celebrating 20 years of Per.Art

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.

Meet the artist: Dennis Seidel

Europe Beyond Access introduces German artist Dennis Seidel, a learning-disabled actor and theatre-maker with Meine Damen und Herren. Dennis was one of the creative leaders of the first Europe Beyond Access laboratory hosted by German project partner, Kampnagel in Hamburg. This film is part of a new series of artist profiles produced by Europe Beyond Access that promote disabled artists to international audiences.

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

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.

Europe Beyond Access: Dance, Politics, Disability & the Body

In February 2019, more than 20 disabled dance practitioners from across Europe took part in Dance, Politics, Disability and the Body, the first of five artistic exchange laboratories of Europe Beyond Access.

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