The National Disability Arts Collection and Archive (NDACA) exhibition brings to life the heritage story of the Disability Arts Movement at London's City Hall.

Telling the story of the Disability Arts Movement through a series of boards featuring articles, archive items, scanned pieces from the collection, quotes and a timeline, the exhibition is a journey through the history of disability arts, when disabled people broke down barriers, helped change the law and made great art and culture about those struggles. It celebrates the achievements and diversity of disabled artists and disability-led organisations while acknowledging the hard-won battles that have shaped the more inclusive arts sector of today.

Delivered by Shape, NDACA is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and Joseph Rowntree Foundation. 

The National Disability Arts Collection and Archive will be available to the public to browse in full from the end of June 2018 at the-ndaca.org.


This exhibition is wheelchair accessible and free to attend. It is open to the public from 8am to 6pm Monday to Thursday and 8am to 5.30pm on Fridays, with no need to book.

Image: Two leaflets from LDAF's Workhouse Cabaret, a series of Disability Arts events in the 1980s and 1990s