Breaking barriers

Shape provides opportunities and support for disabled artists and cultural organisations to build a more inclusive and representative cultural sector

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Shape Collection: Adam Reynolds - Leaded Light


Author: Lulu Nunn

The National Disability Arts Collection and Archive Launches Today

NDACA, a £1-million digital archive chronicling the history of disability arts in the UK, launches to the public today


Author: Lulu Nunn

Artist profile - Ben Jack Nash


Author: Emma Baker-Griffin

Support the 2019 Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary

2019 ARMB Appeal - supporting mid-career disabled artists to develop their practice in a high-profile venue!


Author: Marcus Gordon

Target amount: £2,000.00

Amount raised: £265.00


Artist Resources

  • How to Get an Exhibition

    A ‘walkthrough’ guide for artists, created in collaboration with art criticism duo The White Pube, on how to get an exhibition Read more

  • PR, Marketing and Self-Promotion for Artists

    A concise guide for artists on how to promote themselves, and their work and activity Read more

  • Mental Health Tips for Arts Workers

    The Shape team offer their best tips for caring for your mental health when you work in the arts Read more

  • Social Model of Disability

    What do we actually mean by 'disabled'? Why do we say 'disability' and 'disabled' instead of 'diffability', 'differently-abled', 'special' or 'different'? What are disabling barriers? Read more