Polish disabled artists takeover Warsaw’s streets with ‘I am an Artist’ campaign

Jestem Artysta (I am an artist) is a campaign commissioned by the British Council in collaboration with six professional Polish disabled artists.

The campaign took over billboards, huge display screens and public spaces with images of disabled dancers, choreographers, theatre directors and performers in Warsaw’s busiest locations. There was also a wide-reaching media campaign with 30 articles published in publications including Vogue.pl, reaching 11.5 million people, and a supporting social media campaign that reached 1.5 million people.

The lead artists are: Katarzyna Helena Żeglicka, Tatiana Cholewa, Filip Pawlak, Patryk Krause, Maja Kowalczyk, Dominika Kozłowska.

For full details including links to articles, events, artist profiles, and messages from artists, visit the I AM AN ARTIST website here.

The photos for the campaign were taken by Renata Dąbrowska | renatadabrowska.com

A non-binary performer in a wheelchair sits in a white shirt and the words 'I am an artist' scrawled in black paint on their arms.
A female performer with glasses and colourful tattoos sits with 'I am an artist' scrawled in black paint on her arm
A male artist with one hand, shirtless, has 'I am an artist' written across his arms.
A deaf female performer covers her ears, 'I am an artist' is written in black paint on her arms.
A male performer with Cerebral Palsy has 'I am an artist' written on his chest.

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