Art & Disability

Society for disabled Artists has a range of clubs throughout the UK and promotes disabled art

Shape Arts provides opportunities and support for disabled artists and cultural organisations to build a more inclusive and representative cultural sector has artist profiles, expeditions competitions, and funding

Disability Arts International Promotes both disabled access to the arts and also the work of disabled artists globally includes a directory of artists with disabilities, there are blogs and case studies also lists disability art festivals throughout Eu

Arts Professional reports on professional arts sector news and has a disability page

Low Vision Art Barrie Goodfellow is an artist who is registered blind and deaf

United Nations Draw Disability Back in 2014 there was a United Nations Draw Disability competition that had almost 3000 entries from young people and children drawing disability from 50 different counties. The top 100 featured in an art exhibition at the United Nations in New York in December 2015 on this site you can see the entries and the globe map showing the country the artist is from

DASH Disability visual arts organisation that commissions work, offers workshops and mentoring to artists with a disability

National Disability Arts Collection and archive shows the heritage story of the disability arts movement

BBC video of a blind artist Sargy Mann as he expresses his reality using textures 

MFPA Mouth and Foot Painting artists

BBC video of Kay Burley a mouth artist You Tube video from Sky News  

A short introduction from You Tube called Through My Lens by David Katz a BBC successful photographer who is actually legally blind 

Disability Arts Online a Disability arts and culture online platform showing and detailing the work of disabled artists

Disabled Writers Set up for and encourages the writing of

Disabled Photographers Society UK wide charity promoting photography to people with disabilities

Vis ABLE People is a long established agency specialising in disability and working with disabled actors and models

John BramblitBlind artist that uses touch not sight to paint and how this helped him come to terms with sight loss see a video of him painting and his work 

Comedy and Acting

Lost Voice Guy Lee RidleyWinner of Britain’s Got Talent 2018-Lee is a comedian who has Cerebral Palsy  

Abnormally funny people Disability comedians-one of the team is Lost Voice Guy who won Britain’s got Talent 2018 

Francesca Martinez comedian she also has Cerebral Palsy

Liz CarrSilent Witness actress who has a disability and is also a comedian and disability activist

Marlee Matlin Deaf successful actress

Ellie Wallwork Blind actress, song writer and model


Disabled models You Tube video for Teen Vogue 

Raquel Marie MasonModel, actress, writer and comedian with Cerebral Palsy