About Shape Arts Disability Arts Chronology 2007 2007, 20 January - 10 March - Holton Lee Disability Arts Competitive Exhibition2007, March - Deaf Arts carries out a comprehensive programme for deaf and hard of hearing arts professionals and artists.2007, April - 18 May - 'Intimate ENCOUNTERS' photographic exhibition by Australian photographer Belinda Mason. At Holton Lee, Dorset.2007, May - The First To Go by Nabil Shaban, published by Sirius Book Works. Shaban's new play about the Nazi euthanasia programme.2007, May - July - 'Open the Door' seminars. Shape's training for the arts, cultural and leisure sectors.2007, June - Shape launches the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary, a £5,000 award for disabled or deaf visual artists, based (in the first year) at Camden Arts Centre, where Adam himself had a residency.2007, 1 June - 'Space Between' conference, Bristol. With Paul Betney (compere), Tony Heaton, Jon Adams, Richard Cragg, Laurence Clark, and The Fingersmiths.2007, July - 'Link Up Written Word Career Development Day', Shape event for creative writers, in association with the Arvon Foundation.2007, July-September - 'East Meets West' Sally Booth exhibition at Faith House Gallery, Holton Lee.2007, 30 July - 4 August - DASh multi-media project artist residency on the theme of 'Barriers'2007, September-October - 'Critical Writing in Disability Arts.' Two New Writing South masterclasses on critical writing and reviewing for artists and writers working in disability arts.2007, 1 September - 'Liberty', London's Disability Rights Festival, at Trafalgar Square. Featuring Freeslave, Heart n Soul, Heavy Load, Liz Carr, Vicky Malin, the Laundrettas and the Alexandras.2007, October - Disability Theatre Lab and Masterclasses. Professional development and training project for disabled actors in the North East region. Conceived and designed by theatre director Vici Wreford Sinnott for Arcadea. With Julie McNamara.2007, October-November - 'Mental Image', a month of events showcasing nationally acclaimed learning disabled artists working in theatre, dance, film, music, visual arts and club nights.2007, 5-27 October - Graeae present Flower Girls by Richard Cameron. A play telling the true story of a group of disabled women who lived and work at The Crippleage, Edgeware. 5-13 October, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. 19-20 October, Drum Theatre, Plymouth; 23-27 October, Hampstead Theatre, London.2007, 16 October - First Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary awarded to Austrian-born Noemi Lakmaier. The bursary continues to establish itself as one of the most significant opportunities for disabled visual artists in the UK. Lakmaier receives £5,000 and an artist residency at Camden Arts Centre from March to April of 2008.2007, 16 November - 19 December - DaDaFest '07. 32 events in 16 different venues across Merseyside and Greater Manchester.2007, 16 November - Elegy for the Elswick Envoy, film by Nancy Willis. At BFI, London. Directed by Nancy Willis, featuring Tony Heaton, Martha Leskard and Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. 2007, December - Rachel Gadsden appointed the first Historic Royal Palaces Artist in Residence at Hampton Court Palace. An exhibition of artwork resulting from this collaboration was shown at the Palace in July 2008.2007, December - DaDaFest '07 Awards. Newcomer award: Millie Dollar. Writer's award: Charlie Swinbourne. Visual Arts award: Gus Cummins. Performance award: Rosie Lugosi. New Media award: Liz Crow. Community Event or Group award: 3D Derby Deaf Drama Company. Music award: Andrew Coleman. Lifetime Achievement award: Mandy Colleran.2007, December - At a meeting held In Camera, so that neither staff nor advisers are allowed to be present, the Board of Directos of the National Disability Arts Forum decide on its closure on 31 January 2008 and the subsequent withdrawal of its services.2007, December - LDAF hears it has lost its Arts Council funding. The organisation resolves to appeal and to get on with organising X'08, London's 8th International Disability Film Festival at BFI Southbank, already schedules for February 2008.2007, December - Shape produces Online Tools for Artists with funding from Arst Council England, a range of online resources for disabled creative professionals.2007, 3 December - London Disability Arts Forum debate 'Should disability and deaf arts be dead and buried in the 21st century?', at Tate Modern. Featuring Melvyn Bragg (chair), Paddy Masefield, Ju Gosling, Jenny Sealey, Nabil Shaban, Sandy Nairne and YinkaShonibare. The motion is roundly defeated.