This page contains information relating primarily to disability support in the UK. We have tried our best to lay out the information available in a convenient and efficient manner, but we always welcome feedback and additions to our resources. Please contact [email protected] with any contributions.


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Finding support as a disabled artist can be challenging. We have tried to collate information on this page that might make that process easier for disabled artists seeking support in the UK. However, we can only guarantee that information on this page is accurate at the time it was updated, and not beyond. We endeavour to thoroughly check the validity of third party information we signpost, but occasionally providers elect not to disclose some requirements before enquiries are made by artists. 

How to navigate this page

This page is divided into three sections. 

  1. Table displaying the areas of support. Clicking on a name in this table will take you to the relevant information we have been able to gather about the service further down the page
  2. Further information about the support providers, including any available accessibility notes. Click the pink heading title to visit the organisation's external website
  3. Links to external directories and resources relating to support

Where are you looking for a studio?

Organisation  Access / Support
 Employment / Training
Funding
Ableize  ✓  
AccessAble  ✓    
Access to Work  
ADP
Artists Access to Art Colleges  
Business Disability Forum    
The Camden Society  
Deaf Roots  
Disability Grants    
Disability Horizons  
Disability Rights UK  
Elizabeth Finn Care    
Even Break    
Exceptional Individuals  
The Foyer Federation  
Inclusion London    
Museums DCN  
Remploy    
Rethink    
RNIB  
Shaw Trust    
Snowdon Trust    
Stairlifts Reviews    
Time to Change    
Tower Project    
Toucan Employment    
Turn 2 Us    
United Response  

More information about studio providers

Ableize
Disability resource directory

AccessAble
Nationwide access information

Access to Work
Financial support to assist disabled people to gain and remain in employment

ADP
Association of Disabled Professionals

Artists Access to Art Colleges
Provides placements for visual artists and designer makers in Higher and Further Education institutions across England

Business Disability Forum
Creating a disability-smart world in employment

The Camden Society
See link for ‘our services’ then ‘employment and learning services’

Deaf Roots
Employability & skills training for deaf / hearing impaired people. If you're deaf or hard of hearing and looking for work, come down to Deafroots so we can help!

Disability Grants
General grants for disabled people and other disability-related information

Disability Horizons
Information, articles and tips about disability and travel

Disability Rights UK
"We are disabled people leading change, working for equal participation for all"

Elizabeth Finn Care
Financial support for various needs

Even Break
Disability and employment

Exceptional Individuals
Providing consulting, recruitment and employment support to employers and individuals with dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and autism.

The Foyer Federation
The Foyer Federation is a not-for-profit organisation that helps to transform the circumstances of young people who have faced barriers in their lives. Our ground breaking campaigns and initiatives are led through a network of 120 accredited learning and accommodation centres known as ‘Foyers’. These Foyers provide up to 10,000 16-25 year olds per year with mutually agreed, tailor-made programmes which give the young people access to housing, learning, personal development, training and employment opportunities in line with their needs and goals.

Working through our network and by forging new partnerships, the Foyer Federation will continue to provide high quality leadership in the field of youth development. 

Inclusion London
Promoting equality for London’s deaf and disabled people

Museums DCN
Disability Co-operative Network to increase access for disabled (inc.neurodiversity) people in the heritage sector

Remploy
Putting ability first

Rethink
Rethink Mental Illness

RNIB
Extending the Reach - paid work experience for people with sight loss

Shaw Trust
Ability at work

Snowdon Trust  
Grants for physically disabled and sensory impaired students studying in the UK – in further or higher education or those training towards employment. Our Grants help cover additional costs that students incur as a result of their disability and where available statutory funding does not cover them.

Stairlifts Reviews
Information on how to get grants for stairlifts

Time To Change
“lets end mental health discrimination”

Toucan Employment
We are a not-for-profit charity organisation who support people with learning difficulties/disabilities in Southwark, Lambeth, Brent and Lewisham.

Tower Project
Job / employment training in Tower Hamlets & the City

Turn 2 Us
Charity assisting people to access grants and/or benefits.

United Response
United Response provides a range of services for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs or physical disabilities.

Directories and further resources

Gov.uk - Disabilities  Job Prices  DWP DPAC


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