A showcase of UK based disabled artists and their work
Today, disabled artists are increasingly represented in a wide range of artistic disciplines in the UK. This is thanks in part to ‘Unlimited’, the arts commissioning programme that was first created as part of the cultural programme for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. The arts and culture sector as a whole, including museums, theatres, concert halls and festivals, is working to ensure access for disabled artists, staff and audiences in all aspects of planning, management and communications.
To coincide with the Paralympic games in Tokyo, the British Council will present the #CultureConnectsUs UK Disabled Artist Showcase, highlighting the work of five UK based disabled artists by making their work available to view online for a limited time.
Artist interviews accompany the works, providing more insight into what inspired the works and the creative process, as well as individual stories about their artistic careers.
Featured artists and works
- Stopgap Dance Company ‘Artificial Things’ (2018) - 26 mins
Available: Saturday 28 August 00:00 JST – Friday 3 September 23:59 JST
- Chisato Minamimura ‘Scored in Silence’ (2019) – 53 min
Available: Sunday 29 August 00:00 JST – Monday 30 August 23:59 JST
- Sonia Allori ‘Curious-er’ (2021) – track time 10:40, ‘Never lose heart’ (2020) – track time 2:47 and ‘(Dis) Connect’ (2020) – track time 3:15
- Dike Okoh ‘2049’ (2019) – track time 3:53 and ‘Bossa Nights’ (2020) – track time 3:07
- Kris Halpin ‘Koi No Yokan’ (2019) – track time 3:37