UKDHM 2017 Disability and Art

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

Approach your local school to do an assembly. Powerpoints you can use are on the website.

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 towards disabled people through their portrayal in Art.

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  who are mapping, collecting and cataloguing 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 Saturday 21st October on using this resource. Book your place £20 (£10 for concessions), for the day including catering. This will be at the NUT Headquarters, Hamilton House, WC1H 9BD from 10.30 to 4.30

You can book tickets here.

See videos and presentations relating to the speakers here.


Click the image above to download the hi-res flyer.

Click here to watch four animations produced by the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive in collaboration with UKDHM.

Then we will have a National Launch of UKDHM 2017 event on the evening  Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at Parliament  6.00 to 8.30. By invitation only.

Remember to let UKDHM know anything you plan to do and events so we can put up on the website. To do this or to book your place at both events contact or phone 0207359 2855.

We have produced a 2017 broadsheet – download it in pdf or word formats.

A printed version is also available. Order copies from UKDHM

Please remember to affiliate/re-affiliate your organisation

Rates on the website.

We are producing a range of resources around this year’s theme.

See them here