Below are some resources to help improve your understanding of and confidence in working with disabled people, and to aid in making your work or organisation more diverse, accessible and inclusive. For general enquiries, please contact [email protected] or call +44 (0) 207 424 7330. For more information on our work overseas, click here.
Further resources are available through the Unlimited website, a Shape-led project run in partnership with Artsadmin.
Guidance on the Equality Act 2010 can be found on the Equality and Human Rights Commission website.
A ‘walkthrough’ guide for artists, created in collaboration with art criticism duo The White Pube, on how to get an exhibitionRead more
How to ensure accessibility is met at every stage of your marketingRead more
A concise guide for artists on how to promote themselves, and their work and activityRead more
A short guide for curators, programmers and exhibition organisers on ensuring that the exhibition you’re putting on is accessible and inclusive of disabled peopleRead more
The Shape team offer their best tips for caring for your mental health when you work in the artsRead more
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
Exploring the links between Art and Audio DescriptionRead more
Migraine Awareness Week: how to make sure you’re not excluding migraineurs from arts eventsRead more
Evaluation reports of our work connected with employing disabled peopleRead more
Information on how to create participatory projects with disabled peopleRead more
A short resource pack on how to create an accessible eventRead more
How to make sure you’re not excluding deaf people from arts eventsRead more