Disability and the arts
Details of key organisations and resources for disability and the arts are listed below.
Events and activites are listed on the disability and the arts - what's on page.
If you would like your event or organisation listed on these pages, email us at:email@example.com (providing concise details, contacts, times and access information) or submit your details for inclusion in the Lambeth Arts Database.
Lambeth Arts and Disability Network
The Lambeth Arts and Disability Network represents a partnership between arts practitioners and service providers and is open to all individuals and organisations. The network aims to:
- Promote access to the arts by disabled people as audience and participants
- Promote the works of disabled arts practitioners.
The network produces the monthly Lambeth Arts and Disability email bulletin. To receive the bulletin or request further information on the network, please contact Lambeth Arts on 0207 926 0763 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key organisations and resources
Key organisations working in arts and disability are listed alphabetically below, alongside other useful resources.
Online database providing access information for the arts and culture sector throughout the UK. Venues, sites and organisations can use it to promote their accessibility to disabled people.
Disability access website providing searchable information on over 1,000 arts venues across London.
Website for learning disability arts, launched by Mencap.
Mencap Arts has just published a report of its two year arts consultation with young people with a learning disability (aged 13-19). For the full report, log onto www.artspider.org.uk/resources/other_info
Acclaimed contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers.
Corali is a performance company that creates and tours original performance work mostly in London. Corali makes work in collaboration with performers, dancers and artists that have learning disabilities and those that do not. Corali has a core company of artists and it also runs education and outreach work.
Brixton-based service providing advice and information on all aspects of disability and daily living in Lambeth, as well as a direct payments support service and user involvement work with disabled people.
Extant is the first performing arts organization in the UK, managed for and by visually impaired professional arts practitioners, seeking to promote the arts and culture of the visually impaired community.
The national development agency for community dance in the UK, working toward greater access to high quality community dance for all.
The Foundation for Community Dance has produced a handy Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Information Sheet providing user-friendly information and support.
Greater London Action on Disability
336 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AA
Tel: 020 7346 5800
Fax: 020 7346 8844
Minicom: 020 7326 4554
Runs the Play 4 All project, designed to develop play and leisure opportunities for disabled children in Lambeth.
Disability-led organisation focused on promoting disability arts and the work of disabled artists.
Supports the development of Disability Arts Agencies, regionally and nationally.
Network of parents of disabled children and children with 'special needs' working to build inclusive communities in ordinary life.
Leading disability arts organisation, improving access and supporting deaf and disabled artists to challenge perceptions and promote deaf and disability culture.
Join the Southbank Centre access list and you may be eligible to buy tickets at concessionary prices, to bring a companion to assist you during your visit (paying for two tickets for the price of one), and to receive information in alternative formats.
Enables blind and partially sighted people to access the best in the arts through audio-description.