2003 - art+power artist's residency at Tate Liverpool
2003 - The Wrong Flowers, a film about the life and poetry of Brenda Cook wins Best International Film at Kynnskino Film Festival in Helsinki
2003 - Faustus, art+power's own interpretation of Christopher Marlowe's play is premiered at Bristol Old Vic
2003, January - Pete Shaughnessy, visual artist, writer and activist, one of the founders of Mad Pride, dies
2003, 25 January - 5 March - 'Only Smarties have the Answer', new exhibition by Aidan Shingler, curated by Tony Heaton. At Holton Lee, Dorset.
2003, February - EYDP funding. Includes Nabil Shabhan for play About to Go, Blue Eyed Soul, Shoot Your Mouth Off, Equata and Ithaca
2003, February - Survivors in Performance. Featuring Celia Potterton (MC), Giten and Kath Tait
2003, 11-28 February - Tolleck Winner sculpture exhibited at Diorama Gallery
2003, 13 February - 2 March - Graeae Theatre Company and Unicorn Theatre present Diary of an Action Man by Mie Kenny, directed by Mike Kenny. Production is for 7-11 year olds with David Ellington, Cherylee Houston, Anit Sharma and Karen Spicer. At Stratford Circus, Oval House and Lilian Baylis Theatre
2003, 13 February - Survivors' Poetry at the Poetry Cafe. Featuring Wired on Words, MC Emerald and Razz
2003, 15 February - Jigsaw Theatre present Face2Face at Limelight Theatre, Aylesbury
2003, March - 'Connection', an exhibition of new work by disabled artists based in Wales, tours venues including Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon and Pontardawe Arts Centre
2003, March - New exhibitions at Project Ability, Glasgow. 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles part 2', a grooup exhibition by participants from their developmental workshops for people with learning disabilities. 'Imprints' - an exhibition of prints and ceramics by members of the Trongate Studios, their space for people with mental health issues
2003, March - HooT Music runs a range of music workshopsfor people with mental health needs in Kirklees. The group produces a CD - A Different Kettle of Fish
2003, March - StopGAP showcase their three latest dances - Rough N'Tumble choreographed by Maxine Doyle and the dancers, Orbit choreographed by Becky Edmunds, and Thank You For The Eggs! by Bettina Strickler
2003, March - April - New video work by Aaron Williamson as part of exhibition 'The Translator's Notes', two performances based on a contemporary interpretation of the Latin translation
2003, March - NDAF publishes Shelf Life, a book of writing by people with conditions that will shorten their lives. This is based on a series of writing workshops, and has illustrations by professional disability artists
2003, 2 March - Graeae Theatre Company present a one-off production of Vagina Monologues 
by Eve Ensler
2003, 2 March - Nabil Shaban, in protest at the war in Iraq, hands back funding cheque for £24,800. The first half of an award for his theatre project 'The First to Go', about the murder of disabled people by the Nazis
2003, 5 March - CandoCo Dance Company triple bill of new work at QEH - Sour Milk choreographed by Javier de Frutus, Shadow choreographed by Fin Walker, and Phasing choreographed by Jamie Wotton 
2003, 10 March - Mad Women hold a cabaret event for women in Liverpool to register opposition to the impending war with Iraq
2003, 11 March - 'Write on the Edge' poetry workshop with Anna Menmuir and Hilary Porter, as part of Survivors' Poetry at Diorama Arts Centre
2003, 18 March - British Sign Language gains formal recognition as an official langauge in its own right. The language has not, however, achieved full legal status yet
2003, March - Faltered States, performance with artists Mat Fraser, Patience Agbabi, Rachel Pantechnicon and ju 90, as part of the Science Museum's 'Naked Science' series
2003, 25 March - Ealing Soundscape launch at Action Space. This is the start of a showcase of work by artists with learning disabilities, continuing into April
2003, 28 March - StopGAP perform Thank You For The Eggs! and Rough N'Tumble in Eastbourne
2003, 28 March - Faltered States performed at Battersea Arts Centre
2003, 28 March - The Boing Club, 'an event to highlight and celebrate the innovatory work that is taking place involving people with learning disabilities'. Featuring theatre company Oily Cart, who present a series of their trampoline based shows for young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, Action Space, who run a workshop and open exhibition of their work, the Baked Bean Theatre Company, and Shape artists. At BAC, Lavender Hill, London 
2003, 29 March - Survivors' Poetry featuring Dave Russell (MC) and The Children (music)
2003, 29 March - 'Write on the Edge' poetry workshop with Ference and Razz, part of Survivors' Poetry at Diorama Arts Centre
2003, April - Edward Lear Foundation, a new Disability Arts think tank, is established 'to create new thinking in disability arts, thinking that is not led by the policy making of arts funding bodies'
2003, April - British Film Institute's Disability Film Catalogue White Sticks, Wheels and Critches: Disability and the moving image published, including specially commissioned essays written by Dr Paul Darke
2003, April - Desires, collection of short stories by Penny Pepper, published by Bejamo Press
2003, April - Shape launches Deaf Theatre Programme to celebrate EYDP
2003, 1-26 April - Action Space studio exhibition, at D4 Gallery
2003, 2 April - Spider's Web Open Storytelling Circle Workshop, at Jackson's Lane
2003, 4 April - Portsmouth Work created with local groups, culminating in StopGAP performing Thank You For The Eggs!
2003, 5 April - Action Space Croydon video screening, at Croydon Clocktower
2003, 5 April - 18 May - 'The Hand of Time' exhibition by photographer Clifford Morris and poet Semba Jallow Rutherford, at Faith House, Dorset
2003, 8 April - Bar Code by Greengoose, 'an expressive arts company for people with learning difficulties or disabilities', at Bromley College
2003, 10 April - Survivors Poetry 'Wired on Words' open mic at the Poetry Café
2003, April - DASh training course for disabled artists in carnival arts, culminating procession through the streets of Ludlow, part of DASh's second inclusive community carnival
2003, April - Shape runs 'A Rough Guide to Communicating with Deaf and Hard of Hearing People' - a new, practical one-day course aimed at people working in arts venues
2003, 21 April - 8 May - Smudge by Alex Bulmer, at Oval House. Play about a young woman's journey towards blindness, based on the author's own experience of progressive sight loss
2003, 21 April - LDAF present 'Hollywood and Disability', a talk by Martin F. Norden, author of The Cinema of Isolation. At Diorama Arts Centre
2003, 22 April - 'Write on the Edge' poetry workshop with Alison Clayburn and Hilary Porter
2003, 24 April - 'Recovery', exhibition of photos taken by people who have been helped or supported by the mental health services. At Cheltenham Clarene St Library 24 April - 9 May, Hucclecote Gloucester Library 24 April - 6 May. The exhibition was finally located within the acute psychiatric hospitals in Gloucestershire for permanent display
2003, 24 April - Beautiful Octopus Club, Deptford Albany
2003, 26 April - Survivors Poetry in Performance
2003, April - 1 May - Sculpture by Tolleck Winner at Charity Fair 2013, Islington Business Centre
2003, May - NDAF creates The Ghetto Disability Arts Online Store to sell disability artwork. Includes original artwork, copies of artwork (prints, books, videos, CDs, tapes and postcards), downloadable artwork, background and research documents related to the field of disability and the arts in the UK
2003, May - Equata set up The Paddy Masefield Award, a new arts award for the South West region. £1,000 is to be awarded to 'a disabled artist with learning difficulties who best uses visual art to change people's attitudes to disabled people'. The first award is to be presented at Equata's international Above and Beyond Festival, 19-21 September 2003.
2003 6 May - 'Write on the Edge' poetry workshop - performance workshop with Isha and Kit Parke
2003, May - 'Pathways: a Conference on Art, Disability and Culture' - aims to provide a focus to debate quality issues in relation to disability-related arts practice 
2003, May - 'Hidden Visions', an exhibition by Resonant, new co-operative which aims to celebrate Deaf women in the arts
2003, 16 May - 27 June - 'The Same as You', an exhibition exploring the themes from the Scottish Executive's review on learning disability, showcasing the work of five learning disabled artists from Glasgow: Edward Henry, Tommy Mason, Cameron Morgan, John Cocozza and Stephen Reilly. At Project Ability, Glasgow
2003, 1 June - Out of Place by Louis Keith published by Crocus Books. Keith received the inaugral Sue Napolitano Award for Disabled Writers to complete this novel, the story of a Jewish teenager who saves a disabled child from death at the hands of Nazi doctors
2003, 5-8 June - Fifth Disability Film Festival, at NFT
2003, 9-14 June - Birmingham Disability History Week. Birmingham City Council and The Coalition of Disabled People produce a series of linked exhibitions and events, highlighting the growth of the disabled people's civil rights movement internationally
2003, June - 'Me, Blue and You', MENCAP exhibition of paintings and drawings by European artists with learning disabilities. At Prince's Trust Gallery, Hoxton
2003, July - Magpie, a group of dancers with learning disabilities, publish 85 photographs by Phil Polglaze online, documenting 10 years of work
2003, July - Graeae's production of Lee Hall's adaptation of Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, an outcome of the Missing Piece 3 training course, tours London venues. Directed bby Jan Willem van den Bosch
2003, 2-3 July - Citadel Arts Centre, St Helens, runs an Arts and Disability Celebration month. Includes Dragonfly Dreams, a play about mental health problems caused by street drugs. The production was also performed at the Edinburgh Festival in August. July 10 - Interlink Women's Theatre Group present Nocturn Beyond Imagination. July 22 - The Lakeside Students of Wargrave House present Murder on the Earlestown Express
2003, 5-6 July - Deaf Focus Film Festival (DFFF) in Scotland. Includes the following shorts: Tricks by Sam Dore (Channel 4 commission), Skye by Bim Ajadi, Hear No Evil by Amanda Mundin, Key to the Stars by Pierre Louis Levacher, Dream On by Cilla Ware, Sea Song (a Canadian animation), Margarette's Feast (a Brazilian feature), and RUSH 3, which was followed by a Q&A with deaf actress Sarah Beauvoisin
2003, 18 July - 10 August - 'Another Perspective Wales', exhibition of new work by disabled Welsh artists in celebration of the European Year of Disabled People 2003. At Oriel Washington Gallery, Penarth
2003, 26-31 July - Liz Crow's film Frida Kahlo's Corset is screened at the Arnolfini, accompanying the feature film Frida
2003, 28-29 July - Oily Cart present Moving Pictures. Written and directed by Tim Webb. At Bush Hall, Hammersmith
2003, July - August - 'Identity', exhibition drawn ffrom workshops with 30 children and yound people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and five professional artists
2003, 2-3 August - The Weekend Academny, summer school open studios. Artists in residence: Nancy Willis (painter and printmaker) and Lynn Cox (sculptor). At Byam Shaw School of Art, Islington
2003, 28 August - The Big Big Show, a celebration of EYDP presented by disabled artists in the Hartlepool region. Including Roaring Mouse Drama Group (theatre company for learning disabled adults), Shoot Your Mouth Off (disability arts film company), Get Off Our Backs (disability theatre group) and Laurence Clark
2003, 7-16 August - Degenerate2 at theatre workshop, Edinburgh, showcases disability arts and artists within the Edinburgh Festival. 7-15 August - The All Star Charity Show, written and performed by Laurence Clark. Narration recorded by Mat Fraser, directed by Rikki Beadle Blair. 11-15 August - Molotov Crip Tales, with the Nasty Girls (Liz Carr, Anne Cunningham and Natalie Markham. Music and vocals by Keith Alexander
2003, 18-30 August - Shape's Theatre Summer School for Deaf Adults, London Metropolitan University
2003, 18 August - 25 October - Graeae present Peeling by Kaite O'Reilly, directed by Jenny Sealey. UK tour
2003, 20-26 August - WIT Women's Music Festival. Artists for the Disability Arts Cabaret include Susan Hedges, Siwsann George and Julie McNamara (compere)
2003, September - Holton Lee publish Disability Arts and Culture in the 21st Century, the report from their 2001 conference
2003, 1-30 September - 'Out to Lunch: A Personal Exploration of the Psychiatric System' by artist and photograper Mandy Legg. At Holton Lee, Dorset
2003, 1-30 September - 'Giants - Disabled People Reaching for Equality', exhibition written and photographed by David Hevey, designed by Helena Roden and produced by Shape
2003, 7 September - Liberty, London's Disability Rights Festival. Performances by disabled artists, musicians and dancers including Mat Fraser, Besta Vista Social Club, and Julie Fernandez
2003, 19-21 September - 'Above and Beyond', a celebration of the world-wide development of disability arts and culture, at Cheltenham Town Hall
2003, 3 October - 3 December - DaDaFest 2003. As 2003 celebrates European Year of Disabled People, the DaDaFest working group wanted to rejoice in style with a two-month festival of activities
2003, December - Arts Council of England, North West withdraw funding from New Breed Theatre Company, leaving the company no option but to close down
2003, December - Arts Council England publishes Celebrating Disability Arts, a publication as part of their work linked to the European Year of Disabled People