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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We're recruiting a Programme Co-ordinator.

We’re recruiting for a part-time Programme Co-ordinator to cover and provide general support to the Programme Team.


Author: Niamh Hall

FLUX/US at Tate Exchange

Join us at Tate Exchange to explore play, sound, and feeling in a lively Fluxus-inspired experience!




Author: Niamh Hall

Location: Tate Exchange,Blavatnik Building, Level 5, Bankside, London

Shape Open 2019: Submissions Open

Submit your work for consideration of exhibiting at the Shape Open 2019. This years theme is 'In Circles'.


Author: Niamh Hall

Art, Disability and Access Resources: Over to You

Shape is always gathering resources on everything art, disability and access related, so what would you like to see produced?


Author: Lulu Nunn

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