Disability and the Visual Arts

We would like local museums, libraries, councils, schools and colleges and work places to put on exhibitions and events during November/December 2017. So start planning and organising now.

We want to examine artists who have been disabled, artists who have featured disabled people through a social model lens but also to understand the attitudes existing at different times over history.

UKDHM also wants to feature inter-sectionality in this approach recognising disabled women, LGBT and of different ethnicities and cultures.

We are working with Shape and their NDACA project, National Disability Arts Collection and Archive http://www.ndaca.org.uk/ to map, collect  and catalogue the Disability Arts Movement where the politics of the Disability Movement was and is expressed creatively. We are jointly producing a resource for schools and colleges as part of this year’s UKDHM. There will be a day conference on using this resource in October and then we will launch with an event in November.

Remember to let UKDHM know anything you plan to do and events so we can put up on the website. On this page we will be adding resources to help you.

We are working on new resources for you to use.
See them here