Dao is delighted to be a media partner for UNLIMITED bringing you the latest news and insights on this exciting programme led by Shape and ArtsAdmin. UNLIMITED aims to embed work by disabled artists within the UK cultural sector, reach new audiences and shift perceptions of disabled people. Dao will feature the 9 main Unlimited commissions for 2015 plus numerous research and development projects. In addition Unlimited Impact, is creating projects to develop resources, which make programmes and marketing more accessible to disabled people.
- Disability Arts Touring Network
The DATN network is a group of arts organisations and venues committed to developing disability arts in their regions and across areas of the UK. Funded by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring funds and co-ordinated by DaDaFest, based in Liverpool. On this page you'll find information about the DATN touring programme, and links to the latest news and reviews.
- Diverse Perspectives
- In May 2012, Disability Arts Online (DAO) was awarded a Grants for the Arts Award by Arts Council England to deliver Diverse Perspectives, a national project featuring residencies and commissions for disabled artists with arts organisations resulting in digital artwork to be premiered on DAO. In addition the funding gave us the opportunity to produce coverage of the Cultural Olympiad with its specific focus on Unlimited.
- Grace Eyre Foundation
The Grace Eyre Foundation offers a range of inclusive day activities to over 100 people with learning difficulties in Brighton & Hove. Funded by Awards 4 All, DAOs Reaching Out programme has been collaborating with and supporting Grace Eyre Foundation's writing and arts groups since July 2012 by publishing their work on DAO.
- Office of Disability Issues Award
After a successful application to ODI in the Spring of 2012, DAO invited applications for two disabled people to train and work with us for seven month, working 2 days per month.
- Neglected Voices - a cycle of poems by Allan Sutherland
‘Neglected Voices’ is a work about disabled people’s experience, consisting of four cycles of transcription poems telling the life stories of Jennifer Taylor, Catriona Grant, Peter Moore and Wendy Bryant.
- Transformation by Nancy Willis
Animated art by Nancy Willis, based on 'The Explorer' by Allan Sutherland, with music by Chris Morris.
- New Voices London
New Voices London is a project funded by Arts Council to enable five emerging writers to develop critical writing and blogging skills to support an online arts-writing practice.
- New Voices Brighton
New Voices Brighton is a project funded by Arts Council to enable five emerging writers based in Brighton to develop critical writing and blogging skills to support an online arts-writing practice.
- New Voices South West
New Voices South West is a project funded by Impact to enable three emerging artists based in the south-west region to develop critical writing and blogging skills to support an online arts-writing practice.
- The Sound of Disability
As part of an Arts Council funded programme of work, Dao is engaging with freelance writers to commission opinion pieces and interviews, instigating wider debate about music and disabled musicians that creates a greater understanding of where music sits with disability arts: The Sound of Disability. As part of this programme of work Dao has commissioned a young disabled composer Lloyd Coleman to produce a piece of music for the British Paraorchestra
- Dao Writers on Poetry
Dao is building a collection of essays about poetry and profiles of poets, offering a disability perspective. If you are interested in adding to the current selection of feature articles please contact editor Colin Hambrook