Artists in lockdown

We asked our artists how their practice has changed and developed throughout lockdown. Here, they share what they've been working on through images and words.

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Author: Eli Hayes

Reflecting on the Adam Reynolds Award: "the biggest thing that has ever happened to me"

2020's Adam Reynolds Awardee, Jason Wilsher-Mills, reflects on what the prize means to him during an otherwise uncertain time.

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Author: Eli Hayes

From Chicago to Coronavirus. Life cancelled as we know it.

After a Shape visit to Chicago several weeks ago, artist Sally Booth discusses how the recent COVID-19 crisis has influenced her reflections on the trip.

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Author: Eli Hayes

COVID-19 Resources, Opportunities, and Information

We are keeping this page up-to-date with carefully selected resources and information. Come here for both important guidelines and welcome distractions on offer from the arts community.

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Author: Eli Hayes

Resources ...

  • An Accessible Arts Marketing Guide

    How to ensure accessibility is met at every stage of your marketing Read more

  • How to Put On an Accessible Exhibition

    A short guide for curators, programmers and exhibition organisers on ensuring that the exhibition you’re putting on is accessible and inclusive of disabled people 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