Information & Links


Arcadea – previously Northern Disability Arts Forum:

Arts Council of Wales:

Arts Care (professional arts organisation in West Wales with 20+ years delivering high quality projects with people of all ages, backgrounds and lifestyles):

Arts & Disability Forum, based in Belfast:

Arts & Disability Ireland:

Artsline – access information (arts, leisure and entertainment):

Art + Power (group of disabled artists based in Bristol):

DASh (Disability Arts in Shropshire):

Disability Arts Online:

Edward Lear Foundation ­ disability arts think-tank:

Extant (arts production company run by blind professionals):

First Movement (experimental arts projects for people with learning disabilities):

Full Circle Arts (Disabled Artists’ Support Agency):

Heart ‘N Soul (creative opportunities for people with learning disabilities):

Holton Lee (find time and space for personal growth through access to the arts and the natural environment.):

International Guild of Disabled Artists and Performers:

National Arts & Disability Center (USA):

Shape (disability-led arts organisation working to improve access to culture for disabled people.):

VisAble – agency for disabled models and actors:

Visual Arts & Craft

The Art House:
(exists to “ensure that disabled and non-disabled artists have equal access to facilities and opportunities in the visual arts”).

National Institute for Art & Disabilities in California, USA (an innovative visual arts center assisting adults with developmental and other physical disabilities.).

Artists First (a group of 16 disabled visual artists with learning difficulties based in Bristol):

Project Ability, Scotland


Deafinitely Theatre (We are an independent, professional Deaf-led company.):

Drama Association of Wales (exists to create opportunities for people to become actively involved in theatre activities which are rewarding, fun and of a high standard):

Graeae Theatre Company (a force for change in world-class theatre, breaking down barriers, challenging preconceptions and boldly placing disabled artists centre stage):

Hijinx Theatre and Odyssey Theatre (create high quality theatre which is accessible, entertaining and challenging for small communities throughout Wales and England.):

Mind the Gap (Award-winning theatre by actors with learning disabilities):

Turtle Key Arts – performing arts company (manages and devises performance arts projects with a particular emphasis on original and groundbreaking work):


Anjali dance company (dancers with learning disabilities):

Axis Dance Company ­ (integrated dance company, USA.):

CandoCo (contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers):

StopGAP Dance Company (integrated dance company, Surrey, UK):


Attitude is Everything (improving deaf and disabled people’s access to live music):

Community Music Wales (Wales’s leading music charity):

Drake Music Project (breaks down disabling barriers to music through innovative approaches to learning, teaching and making music):

Orpheus Centre (Surrey based – promote transition and personal development through the arts):


Literature Wales (National Company for the development of literature in Wales):

FWWCP (The Federation of Worker Writers and Community Publishers)

Writernet (help for writers)

The Chicago Manual of Style (state-of-the-art recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices in the digital age):

WritersCafe (an online writing community where writers can post their work, get reviews, befriend other writers, and much more..):

Writing Forward (a creative writing blog packed with tips and ideas that will inspire and inform your writing projects):

Great Writing (submit a piece of creative writing, and allow others to offer advice and constructive criticism):

Write Words (Writers’ community, jobs, directory, courses and more):

Myslexia (the magazine for women who write):

Film & Media

PTFF (Picture this…film festival is both a competitive and exhibition festival)

Mubi Lists (a round-up of disability representation in film, with clips)

Films involving disabilities (a detailed list of 2,500 feature films which involve in one way or another various disabilities)

Disability Movies (reviews of movies with a disability interest)

Individual Artists

Bill “CrutchMaster” Shannon, performer (USA)

David Roche, comedian (USA):

Julie McNamara, performer:

King Gimp, aka Dan Keplinger (USA):

Laurence Clark, comedian:

Mat Fraser, performer:

Ju Gosling, multimedia storyteller:

Tony Heaton, artist, sculptor, fiddler of bits:

Tanya Raabe, Painter:

Caroline Cardus, Visual Artist and Writer:

Liz Carr, Ouch! journalist and disabled comedienne:

Crippen, the UK’s leading Disabled cartoonist:

Claire Cunningham, multi-disciplinary performer and choreographer:

Tanyaleedavis, 3 foot 6 inch standup comedian:

Rachel Gadsden, Award-winning visual artist:

Noëmi Lakmaier, Installations, objects, processes and text:

Alison Lapper, painting, photography, digital imaging and installation:

Simon Mckeown, fine artist well know for his Motion Disabled series :

Kaite O’Reilly, award winning playwright:

Penny Pepper, writer, spoken word performer and veteran disability arts activist:

Charlie Swinbourne, Award-winning scriptwriter, journalist and director:

Aaron Williamson, Performance Artist:

Stephen Wiltshire, artist who draws and paints detailed cityscape:


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