NDACA Project Director David Hevey reflects on the beginning of Project Year Two...

NDACA - the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive - enters our second year of Project - ‘Project’ is what Heritage Lottery Foundation, our main funders, call the three-year building-the-assets period - and all is going superbly. 

We have digitised over 1,000 works, have gained social media (and other) audiences of nearly 1,000,000, and are building exciting locations to house, display and interpret the works, including The NDACA Wing at Buckinghamshire New University.  We also now have a full crew: myself as Project Director, Alex Cowan as Archivist - do follow his great blogs about his role on Disability Arts Online, as well as here on the Shape site -, Georgia Macqueen Black on Marketing - Georgia led on the tremendous celebratory NDACA event at the House of Lords earlier this year -, and Sarah Dormer who is now our Digital Learning Officer - Sarah previously led as Digital Producer on the digitising and Van-and-Scan road show, where we took our copying-set-up out to artists and partners. We’re motoring!    

This year, Year Two of Project, we will be taking in more artists' deposits from the golden age of the Disability Arts Movement, when disabled people and their allies broke barriers, helped change the law and made great culture about those fights; we will also be firming up our locations, planning our going live in 2018, and much more. Watch this space! 

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Banner Image: Image shows Nancy Willis, one of the NDACA depositing artists,examining her work from the Disability Arts Movement in preparation for depositing in NDACA.