We are amidst a global mental health crisis. To bring about policy and culture change, we must think outside the pillbox. Through an ACE-funded Unlimited commission #MagicCarpet, we argue for ‘lofty arts’ in effecting cultural change in mental health.
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Earlier this year I did a Clore Intensive – a 2-week residential course for leaders in the cultural sector. This course has allowed me to think differently about things. About many things in fact, particularly to do with leadership and […]
The artist and writer will receive a £10,000 bursary from disability-led arts organisation Shape Arts and undertake a three-month residency at Baltic, Gateshead.
A recent event at MAC in Birmingham brought practitioners and curators together to interrogate ‘the (in)visibility of disabled artists’. Anneka French reports on a productively critical discussion.
From:November 01, 2018
To:November 11, 2018
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Steven Parissien to step down as director of Compton Verney Art Gallery; Scientists explain clouds in Edvard Munch’s The Scream as unusual meteorological condition; Cleveland College of Art and Design becomes The Northern School of Art; The Brooklyn Historical Society remembers 9/11 with an artist’s live-stream of the attack.
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.
The largest supporter of disabled artists worldwide announces its latest round of awards with 13 artists receiving a total of £120,000 to develop new work and ideas.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Sonia Boyce speaks out about Hylas and the Nymphs controversy ahead of Manchester Art Gallery retrospective; Nesta recommends arts organisations should create a ‘culture of digital experimentation’; London-based arts and textile tutor named ‘world’s best teacher’.
The London-based artist will receive a £10,000 bursary from disability-led arts organisation Shape Arts and undertake a three month residency at Pallant House Gallery and the University of Chichester in 2018.
Aidan Moesby has just finished a tour of festivals in the north of England, using his new weather-based installations to test responses, locations and situations for visual arts in festival contexts. Trish Wheatley talks to the artist about this work and how it sits with his practice.
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 commissioning and awards programme that aims to embed work by disabled artists within the UK and international cultural sectors has announced the recipients of its 2017 awards.
From:March 22, 2017
To:March 23, 2017
The disability-led arts organisation appoints creative director and filmmaker David Hevey as its new chief executive as current CEO Tony Heaton steps down after nearly ten years in the role.
The arts commissioning programme for disabled artists has announced 60 projects shortlisted for its latest round of commissions and awards.
After I had presented at the Southbank Festival I headed up to Glasgow to speak there about my increasingly digital practice and the Unfixed Residency. I had a few moments to reflect and wrote this for kimaskswhat.online. There is a […]
A new installation by Hampshire-based disabled artist Beth Davis-Hofbauer aims to reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues, particularly anxiety.
Radical Craft: Alternative Ways of Making is a new touring exhibition that presents works by renowned outsider artists alongside those of self-taught artists who face barriers to the art world because of health, disability, social circumstance or isolation.
In a piece originally published by The Conversation, Jade French – a writer for Disability Arts Online – argues that, with an exhibition from Unlimited and other initiatives, this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe is foregrounding great art rather than paying lip service to diversity.
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.
For the final article in our series on Digital R&D Fund projects, we talk to artist Sue Austin about performance art in an underwater wheelchair and her plans to make 360 degrees filming technology more affordable and accessible.
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.
The major exhibition for the 12th edition of DaDaFest, The Art of the Lived Experiment, sees Liverpool’s Bluecoat at the heart of a series of city-wide events addressing disability culture. We speak to artistic director Ruth Gould about the need for continued social change through championing disabled and deaf artists.