Visual Arts in Rural Communities hosts residencies in the remote hill-farming area of Tarset in Northumberland. In August 2018, the organisation piloted its first residency for a disabled artist. Lydia Ashman speaks to Project Director Janet Ross and artist, curator and disability advocate Aidan Moesby about the development of the pilot and its impact on the organisation’s programme.
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Based in Wakefield, visual arts development agency The Art House continually explores ways to work with artists who face barriers to their practice. Its residency programme supports artists at different stages of their career and is shaped around individuals’ needs. Lydia Ashman speaks to Programme Producer Simon Boase and artist Rosanne Robertson about the tailored support the organisation provides to artists.
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.
The morning of 8th of September saw me in london for the Unlimited Festival at Southbank – a festival highlighting the best in disability arts and performance – mostly from commissioned work by Unlimited. But I had other things on […]
So it falls to me to sift though the footage and see what shape it suggests. I work through my usual method, which is to cherry pick all the material I feel might be useful. I make long timelines of […]
Four and a half years to be precise. Back in 2014 I received a small project grant from Creative Case North to work on a collaborative project. I wanted to place a disabled artist with an organisation to be able […]
Jason Wilsher-Mills’ exhibition Unexpected Engagement marks the end of his year-long Square Peg residency at ArtLink Community Arts Centre. Having met Jason at Hull’s Disability Arts Network (DAN) meetings last year, and hearing his passionate advocacy for the inclusion of […]
ACE commissioned research report with the aim of improving ACE’s understanding of disabled people’s experience in the arts and cultural workforce; and identifying actions to reduce barriers.
As is traditional for me I had a fire to mark the turning of the year. 2017 slips quietly into 2018. The snow of the previous day had melted. A bright moon lit the clear sky.. As part of the […]
Yesterday I was in London. A small amount of snow brought the city into a state of chaos. It makes me laugh. It was hardly anything. Last year I was in Helsinki. Minus 26 degrees of Celsius. Everything was still […]
An enduring and disturbing memory from the Body Extended exhibition (2016, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds), was that of disembodied prosthetics, objectified, separated and observed. The sense of the artificial limb (or disabled ‘part’) being the only thing that is engaged with is […]
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.
The weather is a great leveller. It doesn’t care how rich you are, your class, race, creed, gender or what ever people identify themselves as and by. True enough, a lot of people don’t really notice the weather or aren’t […]
How many times have we heard “Pop by, it would be lovely to see you”? Probably almost as many as the “How are you?’ which is often said and frequently not meant as the greeter moves on to the next […]
It seems ages ago I received notification of being awarded an a-n Professional Development Bursary. Back in March life seemed so different. I was going through the “Famine of Freelance” – you know – that thing no one really talks […]
Researching the potential of digital technology to develop my practice.
I have been trying out a different approach to researching in the archives. Rather than spending my time reading and studying at the Cathedral I have been photographing the items and then reading and studying them at home and in […]
In lots of advice as artists you find out as you become an artist the ways and whys of how to get ones work seen and shown, and recognised. What I am sure of is that my work is messy, […]
Progress from fledgling artist this is me moving forward and onward with a better focus on what and where I want and deserve to be, I believe in me, I believe in you, I believe art can make a difference….
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.
This exhibition in Hull, showing as part of Artlink’s Square Peg programme from 8th April to 13th May 2017, features work by artists shortlisted for the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary. The bursary is an annual award made by Shape Arts in memory […]
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Disabled artist Beth Davis-Hofbauer recently produced the self-initiated report, Autism Matters: Making Galleries and Museums ASD/SPD Friendly. She explains what prompted her research, why it is a problem that needs to be addressed, and what galleries can do to become genuinely accessible to all.