Video: Backstage in Biscuit Land by Touretteshero at Dublin Theatre Festival 2016 with Arts & Disability Ireland and axis: Ballymun, supported by the Arts Council and British Council.  

Disability Arts International is a website dedicated to creating more international opportunities for deaf artists and artists with disabilities. Designed for an audience of arts professionals, programmers and venue managers, the website provides a unique window on to the work of artists with disabilities and disabled-led companies, and the context in which they are creating work.

Disability Arts International builds on the UK’s reputation as a home to many unique disabled artists whose excellent work is being presented and celebrated around the world. It offers artists an opportunity to highlight recent productions and find new international bookings. 

In addition to a growing directory of artists and companies, the website provides promoters access to resources, case studies and personal testimonies. In this way it shares insights into how the UK came to be recognised as a world leader in disabled-led arts and inspires debate about who can make art and who can access it.

The website features companies such as Graeae Theatre, Candoco Dance Company, The British Paraorchestra and Bobby Baker’s Daily Life Ltd.

Films hosted on the site include commentary from co-director of the Paralympic Opening Ceremony Jenny Sealey MBE, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Dance Umbrella Emma Gladstone, and Artistic Director of the Young Vic David Lan.

We are actively looking for artists with disabilities or disabled-led companies to include in our artists and companies directory. Visit the website to find out how you can suggest an artist or company.

11 Million Reasons
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Sean Goldthorpe and People Dancing

Unlimited Access

Disability Arts International was created as part of Unlimited Access – a project coordinated by the British Council and co-funded by the EU Culture programme. Unlimited Access is a partnership between the British Council and the Onassis Cultural Centre (Greece), Vo’Arte (Portugal) and the Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance (Croatia).

Contact

For any queries about Disability Arts International please feel free to email us directly. 

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