Latest dates:

Artists on tour in April: Jack Dean with 'Grandad and the Machine' in Doncaster and Stockton; Birds of Paradise and Random Accomplice with 'Wendy Hoose' in London; Touretteshero with 'Backstage in Biscuit Land' at various venues across the UK; Cameron Morgan with 'TV Classics Part 1' in Glasgow as part of Glasgow International Festival; Nye Thompson with 'Just a few words' in London (Unlimited Impact supported).

Artists on tour in May: Birds of Paradise and Random Accomplice with 'Wendy Hoose' in London; Nye Thompson with 'Just a few words' in Brighton (Unlimited Impact supported); Touretteshero with 'Backstage in Biscuit Land' in Great Yarmouth; Brighton Festival sees Bekki Perriman's 'The Doorways Project' and a trio of Unlimited films with Sheila Hill's 'Him', Richard Butchins' '213 Things About Me' and Craig Simpsons' 'It's Like...' (Unlimited Impact supported).


ROUND 2 COMMISSIONSAnnounced 26 March 2015

The nine Unlimited commissions for 2015-16 span a wide range of disciplines – including theatre, visual arts, dance and literature – and are created by some of the most talented disabled artists in the UK.

'Demonstrating the World' Aaron Williamson (Visual Arts)
'The Doorways Project' Bekki Perriman (Other)
'TV Classics Part 1' Cameron Morgan (Visual Arts)
'The Way You Look (At Me) Tonight' Claire Cunningham (Dance)
'Grandad and the Machine' Jack Dean (Literature)
'Cosy' Kaite O'Reilly (Theatre)
'Assisted Suicide: The Musical' Liz Carr (Theatre)
'Cherophobia' Noemi Lakmaier (Visual Arts)
'Him' Sheila Hill (Theatre)

Visit the Unlimited website to find out more about these exciting commissions:

Banner video: Unlimited Commissions Launch Film

Following the successful Unlimited project which was at the heart of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and celebrated the work of disabled artists on an unprecedented scale, Shape and Artsadmin have been awarded £1.5 million by Arts Council England to deliver a new three year programme of Unlimited commissions with Jo Verrent as Senior Producer and key partners including Creative Scotland, Arts Council Wales, British Council, Southbank Centre and DaDaFest.

This exciting development will offer a number of commissions and to develop, produce and show ambitious and high quality work, with mentoring support. The programme includes festivals at Southbank Centre in 2014 and 2016 and showcases of new work across the country through partnerships with venues and organisations.

Aaron Williamson - Demonstrating the World.

Commissions from Unlimited’s first round of applications were highlights of the Unlimited Festival at Southbank Centre. They included Katherine Araniello’s The Dinner Party Revisited, Julie McNamara’s Let Me Stay, Ian Johnston and Gary Gardiner’s Dancer, Jo Bannon’s Exposure, Fittings MultiMedia’s Edmund the Learned Pig, Birds of Paradise Theatre’s Wendy Hoose, Juan delGado’s The Flickering Darkness (Revisited) and Owen Lowery’s Otherwise Unchanged. Many of these artists continued to tour in 2014 and 2015 (see listings information at this link on our site).

Jo Verrent, Senior Producer of Unlimited, said:

 Art is at the heart of Unlimited; it's the work that disabled artists and companies create that has the power and potential to transform perceptions. It’s a real privilege to be able to extend that opportunity now not just to artists based in England and Scotland but Wales too. I can't wait to see what they all have to offer!

Image: Aaron Williamson - Demonstrating The World
Banner image credit:  Jack Dean - Grandad And The Machine. Photo By Adam Robinson

Unlimited Impact is supported by Spirit of 2012 and is a new extension of Unlimited; the £2 million, three-year programme delivered by the disability-led arts charity, Shape, and arts producing organisation, Artsadmin, and funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Creative Scotland. Unlimited Impact focuses on developing and inspiring the next generation of young disabled people passionate about making change through the arts; extending Unlimited’s reach by supporting venues across the country to successfully programme ambitious and high quality work by disabled artists; and deepening discussion and debate around work by disabled artists.

Find out more about Unlimited Impact on their website.

Find out what reviewers at Disability Arts Online made of the Unlimited 2014 Festival at London's Southbank Centre: link is here

More information and listings are here:

Unlimited is a partnership between Shape and Artsadmin delivered by a cross-organisational team.

Shape Team

Tony Heaton OBE [Chief Executive]

Lulu Nunn

Sara Dziadik

Fiona Slater

Sally Yarwood

Read Tony Heaton's interview about Unlimited with Disability Arts Online: