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.
Disabled Artists - a-n The Artists Information Company
Shape Arts, Disability Arts Online (DAO) and a-n The Artists Information Company launch new project aiming to tackle the isolation, low confidence and marginalisation of emerging disabled artists, as well the lack of accessible opportunities in mainstream arts settings.
The winner of the award for disabled artists will receive £10,000 and an accompanying three-month residency at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester.
The Worthing-based sculptor Oliver Macdonald receives the £7,000 Shape Arts’ bursary plus a three-month residency at Turner Contemporary in Margate.
A programme of dance, theatre, exhibitions, talks and events by disabled artists opens at London’s Southbank and this year will also go to Tramway in Glasgow.