2002 - Disability Arts in Shropshire becomes independent of SDC
2002 - art+power present 'Expressing Our Lives' at Bristol Old Vic. Includes theatre piece Sharing the Stars, video animation This River Winding, and art installation Dormitory Beds
2002, January - Equal Opportunities Policy Into Practice: Disability by Ruth Bailey, with the Indepenent Theatre Commission
2002, January - Painting from a New Perspective, accounts from six blind and visually impaired artists of their work. Published by RNIB
2002, January and February - Survivor's Open Mic at the Poetry Cafe
2002, 28 January - Deadline for submissions to Survivors' Poetry on the theme of 'We Have Come Through'
2002, February - launch of CD from Frankie Miller Songwriting Project
2002, February - DA 21 Disability Arts Conference at Holton Lee. Speakers include Tony Heaton, Elspeth Morrison, Paul Darke, Barbara Lisicki and Moya Harris
2002, 6-16 February - Sealboy: Freak by Mat Fraser at Oval House
2002, 8-10 February - 'Dancing Differently?: Independence, Inclusion and Diversity' - three day national conference on dance and disabled people
2002, 11 February - 2 March - 'From the Rebus' exhibition of works by Jacqui Anderton, Yvonne Francis and Jennifer Hunter, at Diorama Gallery
2002, March - INNOVATE, new London Arts funding strand aimed at supporting the development of new work by disabled artists
2002, March - KISS by Catherine Long and Mat Fraser - a response to Marc Quinn's reinterpretation of Rodin's The Kiss, for which they were both models
2002, March - New Breed Theatre looking for disabled actors for The Irish Giant, new play to tour Autumn 2002
2002, March - Graeae Theatre Company present Peeling by Kaite O'Reilly. Featuring Lisa Hammond, Caroline Parker, Sophie Partridge, directed by Jenny Sealey
2002, March - Imaging the Body
2002, 5 March - 26 April - Mind the Gap presents Pygmalion, national tour. Adapted by Mike Kenny to be a retelling that challenges stereotypes surrounding people with learning disabilities
2002, 23 March - Mat Fraser and Catherine Long perform with the Nasty Girls (LIPA)
2002, 30 March - Survivors' Poetry in Performance at Diorama Gallery. Razz MC, Dave Russell, Viv Youell, Pascale Petit
2002, April- Strathcona Theatre Company presents The Yellow Wallpaper. Production tours
2002, 18-21 April - DARE featuring Nabil Shaban, Jim McSharry, Garry Robson and John Hollywood, directed by Robert Rae (ICA)
2002, 27 April - Survivors' Poetry in Performance at Diorama Gallery. Featuring Steve Tasane (MC), Bruin's Ruin (music), Frank Bangay, John Rety and Isha, Viv Youell and Pascale Petit
2002, 19-26 May - Walking Among the Sleepers by Caroline Parker, featuring Jamie Beddard and directed by Garry Robson. At The Bull 19 May, Chat's Palace 23-24 May, Southwark Playhouse 26 May
2002, 20 May - 15 July - Spider's Web Story Circle at Jackson's Lane Community Centre
2002 May - Graeae Theatre Company Plays published - Soft Vengeance by Angel de Angelis, Sympathy for the Devil by Ray Harrison Graham, Fittings: The Last Freak Show by Mike Kenny, Into the Mystic by Peter Wolf, and Peeling by Kaite O'Reilly
2002, 25 May - Survivors' Poetry at Diorama Gallery. Featuring Carrie Thomas (MC), Steve Freeman (music), Queenie (poetry) and The Children (music)
2002, May - A True Voice Singing, CD by Frank Bangay 
2002, June - Survivors' Poetry at Diorama Gallery. Featuring Carrie Thomas (MC), Steve Freeman (music), Queenie (poetry) and The Children (music)
2002, June - Keith Pickard dies
2002, June - Meena Jaffarey dies
2002, 11 June - 'Vinyl Dreams 2' launch, featuring Minika Green, Shahla Spence, Chas de Swiet and Greg Brooker (Spitz)
2002, 22-26 June - 'Visualise', second in a series of special projects at the Serpentine Gallery in conjunction with Turtle Key Arts. This was a five day workshop with young deaf artists and those with hearing impairments, in response to Gilbert and George exhibition
2002, July - Shelf Life, NDAF national initiative, poetic exploration of death and disability. Book planned for April 2003
2002, July - Disability channel within artsonline.com
2002, July - 'Vinyl Dreams 2' CDs released - Grounded by Minika Green, Libertine by Greg Brooker and Glass Tone, Goddess of Rain by Airbubble (Shahla Spence), and The P4 Collection by Chas de Swiet and the Escapists
2002, 13-18 August - Paines Plough in association with Graeae present The Drowned World by Gary Owen, directed by Vicky Featherstone, at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
2002, October - Presto, or the Secret Life of Swift and Gulliver, inclusive touring theatre production by Mat Frased and Group K
2002, Allan Sutherland founds The Edward Lear Foundation, a disability arts think tank
2002, October - The Trouble with Richard by Jamie Beddard - forum theatre, touring mainstream secondary schools
2002, October - New Breed Theatre present The Irish Giant by Garry Robson
2002, October - 'Intimate Encounters', exhibition of photos by Belinda Mason-Lovering on the theme of disability, sexuality and body image, at Diorama
2002, November - Xposure Festival, at Jackson's Lane, Oval House, Sadler's Wells, Croydon Clocktower, Stratford Circus and Lauderdale House
2002, November - International Day of Disabled People, event at Centennial Centre, Edgbaston. Working towards first disability History Week in 2003. Cabaret featuring The Nasty Girls, The Incurables, and Lawrence Clark
2002, November - VISION exhibition curated by Cathy Woolley. Featuring Matthew Fenton, Miles Thomas, Dana Martin, Fiona McLean, Juan DelGado and Jon Hempstead
2002, November - Survivors' Poetry at Diorama
2002, November - Adaptation in BSL and spoken language by Jean St Clair and Jeni Draper, directed Jenny Sealey
2002, November - New Life Theatre Co presents Zeros and Nils by D.I. Harms. Extant produces the first-ever use of audio description and simultaneous language translation in their premiere of Croatias's New Life theatre, which tours the UK
2002, 14 November - Survivors' Poetry 'Wired on Words' at the Poetry Café. Featuring John Arthur and Jeanette Ju Pierre
2002, 15-17 November - seventh Deaf Film and TV Festival, at Lighthouse, Wolverhampton. Featuring Bat Kol dancers, Key to the Stars, Skye DrEAdFul Productions, JOhn Wilson retrospective of portrayal on film and TV, Not the Usual Victim by Sofya Gollan, All the Small Things by Sam Dore, and Silent River by Ning Jingwu
2002, 26 November - Survivors' Poetry 'The Krazy Kats and Dogs Klub' at the Chat's Palace. Celebration of 10 years of Survivors' Poetry, featuring MC Emerald
2002, 11 December - Young producers concert from project to support unsigned musicians developing their careers, at Union Chapel, Islington. Featuring Eugena Bertin (rap artist), Lyn Levett and Matthew Holmes (electronic dance musicians and composers), Rona Topaz (singer/songwriter) and Stephen Hurren (blues and bluegrass guitarist)
2002, 21-22 December - production of The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson