This week’s selection includes exhibitions in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Cardiff, Lisbon, Glasgow and London, all taken from a-n’s Events section featuring shows and events posted by a-n members.
Arts and Disability - a-n The Artists Information Company
In her a-n blog, artist and activist Sonia Boué has called out the disability-led arts organisation Shape Arts over its publication of an article on how to get on an exhibition, which she says is ‘ableist’ and incompatible with the experiences and needs of many neurodiverse artists. Pippa Koszerek reports.
A new partnership between Dash and Arnolfini, MAC Birmingham and Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art will offer residencies for curators who identify themselves as disabled.
Colin Hambrook, disabled artist and editor of Disability arts online, gathers a selection of quotes and advice about the practice and development of disability arts from artists, arts managers, curators, producers and gallery directors working within the sector.
Colin Hambrook provides an introduction to the history of, and current practices in the field of disability arts, including an overview of key organisations that support disabled visual artists.
The Worthing-based sculptor Oliver Macdonald receives the £7,000 Shape Arts’ bursary plus a three-month residency at Turner Contemporary in Margate.
Artist Rachel Dobbs’ recently published ‘cheatsheet’ for Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts application has been widely applauded and shared by artists and arts organisers. Pippa Koszerek reports on the social media conversation.
A new toolkit / ‘cheatsheet’, designed by artist Rachel Dobbs, reformats the Arts Council England Grants for the Arts application form to make it more accessible.
Unlimited is to continue to produce new works by disabled artists following funding from Arts Council England for its third programme.
Artist Sonia Boué has produced a new video calling on Arts Council England to consider the problems facing neurodivergent artists when applying for funding.
Kate Murdoch wins the fourth annual Shape Open with her sculpture Bad Head Day, inspired by the muddle and confusion that being partially deaf can cause.
Are initiatives aimed at disabled artists just a way to make the arts sector feel good about itself, an exercise in discrimination when what is really needed is an even playing field? Cornwall-based artist Stacey Guthrie argues that what is really required is more inclusion and less segregation.
On the eve of the United Nations’ International Day of Disabled People, Unlimited’s Jo Verrent says there is still much to be done in supporting the work of disabled artists, but that this is an opportunity to commit to change.
Nine new commissions by some of the UK’s most talented disabled artists have been announced by Unlimited, the three-year programme that supports artists with disabilities to produce and show ambitious work.
A recent summit at Project Ability in Glasgow brought together support studios and learning disability artists from around the world for three days of art making, discussion and sharing of ideas. Emmie McKay reports on a conference with a difference that also included a residency by the artist Tanya Raabe-Webber.
The closure of the Independent Living Fund and cuts to the Access to Work scheme will lead to a massive reduction in the number of disabled people participating and working in the mainstream arts world, warns Helen Bayliss.
This week sees the return of Unlimited, the Southbank Centre’s festival celebrating the work of disabled artists. We talk to senior producer Jo Verrent and look at what the visual arts strand has to offer.
Set to open in 2015, the University of Leicester has revealed designs for a new gallery at Embrace Arts.
As part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, the Unlimited programme is designed to celebrate disability, arts, culture and sport “on an unprecedented scale”.