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 and 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.  This organisation includes a directory of artists with disabilities, there are blogs and case studies and also lists disability art festivals throughout the 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 and where the artist is from.

DASH,the 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 YouTube video from Sky News 

A short introduction from YouTube 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 is 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 Bramblitis a blind artist that uses touch, not sight, to paint and how this helped him come to terms with sight loss.  Watch a video of him painting and his work 

Comedy and Acting

Lost Voice Guy, Lee Ridley.  Winner 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, a comedian she also has Cerebral Palsy.

Liz Carr.  Silent Witness actress who has a disability and is also a comedian and disability activist.

Marlee Matlin.  Deaf successful actress.

Ellie Wallwork.  Blind actress, songwriter and model.


Disabled Models YouTube video for teenVOGUE.

Raquel Marie Mason.  Model, actress, writer and comedian with Cerebral Palsy.