The Disability Discrimination Act: 25 years on for disability arts

Shape's Chair, Tony Heaton OBE, reflects on 25 years of the Disability Discrimination Act and what it means for the disability arts community.

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Author: Eli Hayes

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

Language and disability rights: an evolving relationship

Artist and Shape Trustee Aidan Moesby takes us through the evolving relationship between language and disability rights. Read or listen now!

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Author: Eli Hayes

Shape receives vital grant from £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund

We are thrilled to announce the receipt of a vital grant from the Culture Recovery Fund.

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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