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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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?

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Author: Jeff Rowlings

Artist profile - Jack Haslam

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Author: Andrew Cochrane

We want your zines!

Contribute to our growing Zine Library by disabled artists.

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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?

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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