Supports for Arts & Culture - Helping Charities | Resources

Arts Council England

We believe that great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. We champion, develop and invest in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. We support activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music….. Read More

Tate    Email :

Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art. Tate is a charity. This allows us to raise funds from sponsorship, donations and legacies. Tate first opened its doors to the public in 1897. Today it has four major sites and 70,000 artworks. Tate runs publishing,  image licensing, corporate entertaining and other enterprises that help….. Read More

The National Disability Arts Collection and Archive (NDACA)    Email :

The archive plans to tell the stories – principally but not exclusively from the 1980s to the early 2000s – when disabled people and their allies broke barriers, forced changes in the law, and changed culture at a time when the reality of life for many disabled people were the restrictions imposed by day centres, special schools and repressive institutions…… Read More

Together! 2012    Email :

“Together! 2012 is helping to deliver our vision of using the power of the 2012 Games to boost disabled people’s participation in arts and culture. I am proud that, with the help of partners such as Together! 2012 and the UK Disabled People’s Council, we will be able to create a lasting and meaningful cultural Paralympic Legacy in East London.” 

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Accessible Arts & Media

Accessible Arts & Media is a charity connecting local communities, disabled people and young people across York and North Yorkshire.

Angryfish Music

Angryfish Music is the publishing arm of Angryfish Training, Art & Empowerment Specialising in the promotion of music and spoken word created by Disabled Artists, with the aim of getting our work heard to a broad audience.

Art In Hospital

Art in Hospital provides an extensive ongoing programme of visual arts in a variety of health care settings in the city of Glasgow and Scotland wide.

Artburst    Email :

Artburst is an award winning social enterprise providing creative educational workshops that improve and empower the lives of young people and their families, through creative and performing arts. Our activities are process-led and always integrate drama, art, music and movement. The objective is to improve oracy and literacy skills, develop confidence and encourage a passion for children’s literature. We run….. Read More

Arts & Disability Forum    Email :

The Story Behind… Originally a space for Bounce! festival artists to tell us ‘The Story Behind the Image’, this page now emerges as a space for other ADF artists to take us ‘behind the image’. Two images from Gondwanaland Vibrations by Maurice Orr This is a body of work, from my Australian 2007 residency at Hill End, Bathurst Regional Art….. Read More


Disability access information service for access to theatres, cinemas, galleries, clubs and music venues in London. Artsline is a disabled led Charity established in 1981 to promote access for disabled people to arts and entertainment venues promoting the clear message that access equals inclusion. Initially this was achieved by campaigning with other disability arts organisation. Artsline set about this task….. Read More

Attitiude Is Everything

Attitude is Everything improves Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music by working in partnership with audiences, artists and the music industry to implement a Charter of Best Practice across the UK.

BBC Countryfile Magazine

Why everyone can benefit from heading into the woods Woodlands and forests are vital to our physical and mental health – and yet, forest cover in Britain has fallen dramatically since the Industrial Revolution. Author Vybarr Cregan-Reid explores the health benefits of ‘forest bathing’ and the science behind it.  Start your subscription to BBC Countryfile Magazine! Hundreds of years ago,….. Read More

Birds of Paradise Theatre

Birds of Paradise is a force for change in Scottish theatre, creating world class projects and performances that place disabled artists centre stage.

Bluecoat    Email :

Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, Bluecoat showcases talent across visual art, music, dance, live art and literature. As the most historic building in Liverpool’s city centre, Bluecoat has four galleries. It houses a creative community of artists and businesses and runs a participation programme with local communities. In March 2008, the revered arts centre re-opened after a £14 million….. Read More

Candoco Dance Company    Email :

Candoco produces excellent and profound experiences for audiences and participants that excite, challenge and broaden perceptions of art and ability, and place people and collaboration at the heart of our work. Candoco Dance Company is the contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers. At the heart of our work are our national and international productions, created by world class….. Read More


Carousel works to promote the active involvement of people with a learning disability in the arts, teaching new artistic skills and developing existing talents. Carousel’s art provision is recognised nationally and internationally for its high quality and unique approach.


A unique charity providing art groups for people with disabilities.

DaDaFest    Email :

DaDaFest is an innovative disability arts organisation based in Liverpool, delivering the Festival and other arts events to promote high quality disability & deaf arts from unique cultural perspectives. It also produces opportunities for disabled and d/Deaf people to access the arts, including training and a young people’s programme. DaDaFest is a cutting edge Disability and Deaf Arts Agency, working….. Read More

DASH    Email :

DASH is a Disability led visual arts organisation. We commission exciting new work by disabled visual artists; we run workshops; mentoring for artists and training. We work with arts and cultural organisations and individuals regionally and nationally. You can see the projects we are currently working on by selecting the ‘projects’link above. DASH is constantly developing new projects and partnerships,….. Read More

Deafinitely Theatre

Our Vision: A world where deaf people are a valued part of the national theatre landscape, recognised for the excellence of their work. We reach new audiences, both deaf and hearing. We are judged on the innovation, excellence and quality of the work we produce. Deaf artists have the skills, confidence, contacts and exposure that gain them respect of the….. Read More

Disability Arts Cymru    Email :

Disability Arts Cymru promotes, supports and advocates for Disabled and D/deaf artists in Wales. DAC is the only organisation in Wales offering Disability Equality Training (DET) and consultancy for a wide range of arts organisations. We provide free advice for disabled artists/individuals on a wide range of issues, including marketing your work, making funding applications and skills development. DAC regularly organises project….. Read More

Disability Arts Online

Dao’s vision is to achieve widespread appreciation for the richness and diversity of disability arts and culture.

Disability Arts Online    Email :

Disability Arts Online – Sharing Disability Arts & Culture with the World.  We are small but perfectly formed disability-led organisation set up to advance disability arts through the pages of our journal. Our raison d’être is to support disabled artists, as much as anything by getting the word out about the fantastic art being produced by artists within the sector. We….. Read More

Drake Music    Email :

Drake Music are leaders in music, disability and technology. We are innovators, educators, curators and advocates. We believe everyone has the right to express themselves creatively through music. We use innovative technologies and ideas to open up access to music for all. Our vision is a world where disabled and non-disabled musicians work together as equals. We work towards this….. Read More

Eastside Community Heritage

Eastside Community Heritage seeks to build, service and enable partnerships which record, document and preserve the experiences of different communities, through the provision of social, cultural, educational and historical activities. Our methodology incorporates education and training, with schools, families and adult learners. Eastside produces exhibitions, publications and multi media stimuli which are an opportunity for all cultures and age ranges….. Read More

Extant    Email :

Extant is the opposite of extinct. Formed in 1997 Extant was the inspired name chosen by a group of professional visually impaired artists, for the emergence of a new dynamic space, intended to redress our invisibility as artists and explore new creative territories. Since then Extant has: Pioneered theatre practice with the express inclusion of visually impaired  performers and audiences….. Read More

FACT    Email :

Welcome to FACT, the place where people, art and technology meet. FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) is the UK’s leading media arts centre, based in Liverpool. Offering a unique programme of exhibitions, film and participant-led art projects, we use the power of creative technology to inspire and enrich lives. “Liverpool’s forward-thinking all-inclusive creative technology institution” Dazed and Confused Our….. Read More

Graeae    Email :

Graeae is a force for change in world-class theatre, breaking down barriers, challenging preconceptions and boldly placing disabled artists centre stage. Graeae champions accessibility and provides a platform for new generations of Deaf and disabled talent through the creation of trail-blazing theatre, at home and internationally. Graeae tours world-class, diverse, high impact theatre. Accessibility is at our core; we progressively….. Read More


Indepen-dance is an inclusive dance development company offering creative movement classes to people with diverse abilities, their carers, family members and volunteers.

Mind the Gap    Email :

Working in partnership with learning-disabled artists to create exciting, surprising and challenging experiences for regional, national and international audiences. Mind the Gap reaches audiences across the UK and internationally. We deliver inspiring, exciting and innovative experiences in theatre spaces, at festivals and in unusual places. We nurture the skills of learning-disabled artists, and run different training opportunities through MTG Academy. From introductory….. Read More

National Theatre    Email :

The National Theatre offers: Audio-described performances and touch tours for Blind and visually impaired people   Captioned performances for deaf or partially hearing visitors   Relaxed performances   Relaxed performances are aimed at anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment including people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory or communication disorders, or a learning disability. Theatre Tours National Theatre Tours;….. Read More

Open College of the Arts (OCA)

With the Open College of the Arts (OCA), you can study a one-off course or a BA(Hons) degree from home and at a time to suit you. You will receive support from a one-to-one tutor who is also an arts practitioner and you will become part of a thriving UK and international student community.

Prism Arts    Email :

Prism Arts is an inclusive arts organisation. This means that we set up and run arts projects that are fully accessible to all. Our priority is to develop projects that enable disabled people, young people and older people to engage in the arts. Our projects are always delivered by professional artists; this means that the quality of our work is very….. Read More

Project Ability

Aspire visual arts workshops for adults with learning disabilities. Saturday classes for children and young people with disabilities. ReConnect visual arts classes for adults with mental health issues.

Shape Arts    Email :

Shape provides opportunities and support for disabled artists and cultural organisations to build a more inclusive and representative cultural sector. Shape Arts is a disability led arts organisation working to provide opportunities and support for disabled artists, as well as disabled individuals wanting to work in the arts and cultural sector.  Shape Arts also works with cultural organisations to encourage greater….. Read More

Signed Culture    Email :

We work with BSL users, arts and cultural organisations and BSL interpreters and Deaf presenters to help ensure that the cultural sector is as open and welcoming to Deaf people as it can possibly be. On our website, you can find out about upcoming arts and cultural events that are accessible to BSL users and learn how Signed Culture can….. Read More

Sound Minds

Sound Minds is an emerging social enterprise involving people with experience of the mental health system. It runs sessions in music, visual arts, video editing and accredited education units. Its music booking agency places artists in live settings throughout London.

StageText    Email :

Stagetext is a registered charity which provides captioning and live subtitling services to theatres and other arts venues to make their activities accessible to people who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing. It was established in May 2000 by Peter Pullan, Merfyn Williams and Geoff Brown, each of whom had varying types of deafness and a determination to improve….. Read More

Suffolk Artlink

The charity’s objectives are to promote, maintain and advance the education of the public in the arts generally and the encouragement of the arts, by utilising all art forms, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, crafts, drama, music, literature, photography landscape art, public art and new media.

The Accessible Icon Project

The Accessible Icon Project provides supplies and services to transform the old International Symbol of Access into an active, engaged image. We think visual representation matters.

The Disabled Photographers’ Society

If you have a disability and want to enjoy photography The Disabled Photographers’ Society are available to help, advise and encourage you to overcome the difficulties and to take great photographs.

The Krazy Kat Theatre Company    Email :

The Krazy Kat Theatre Company was established in 1982 by Kinny Gardner and Alastair S Macmillan as a fully professional touring company, creating innovative and imaginative visual theatre. Our patrons are Toyah Willcox,  Mabel Davis CBE and Maddy Prior. We specialise in introducing young people and their grown-ups to the delights of live visual theatre combining mime, dance, song, Commedia….. Read More

The OHMI Trust

The OHMI Trust’s objective is to remove the barriers to music-making faced by the physically disabled. There is currently no orchestral instrument that can be played without two fully functioning hands and arms, denying unlimited participation in musical life to those with congenital disabilities and amputees, as well as the millions who may have been injured, suffered a stroke or….. Read More

The Orpheus Centre

Recognized for the excellence of opportunities it offers young disabled and non-disabled people to develop their skills in Performing Arts.

The Poetry Society

The Poetry Society was founded in 1909 to ‘promote “a more general recognition and appreciation of poetry”. Since then, it has grown into one of Britain’s most dynamic arts organisations, representing British poetry both nationally and internationally.

The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry    Email :

Our Mission The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry is the Patrons’ primary charitable vehicle, and hopes to become a leading philanthropic investor, effectively using its time and resources to create lasting change in targeted areas and geographies, based on need and on the interests of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince….. Read More

Vital Xposure    Email :

Vital Xposure is a bold, dynamic production company operating under the creative leadership of disabled artist Julie McNamara. The company promotes hidden voices with extraordinary stories to tell. Our mission is to create exciting, innovative theatrical experiences for audiences, artists and communities alike. All work presents an inclusive experience where access issues do not intrude upon the aesthetic of the….. Read More

Disabled Directory Index:

Directory of Charities & Resources for Disability, Mobility & Independent Living

1 HM Government UK Services & Information for Disabled People, Campaigning | Influencing | Promoting | Fighting for Rights | Justice | Equality | Access | Inclusion | Independent Living | Reform, Disability Access Information to Venues, Disability Accessible Travel & Transport, Disability News & Media, Disability Politics, Disability Sports Clubs & Associations, Disabled Accessible UK Tourism & Holidays Guides, Disabled Online Community Forums | Health Discussion Forums | Social Networks, Disabled Online Friendship & Dating, Find a Care Home in Your Area (Guides & Directories), Find a Homecare Agency | Care Worker | Care Support Service near you, Find a Solicitor in your local area, Supports for Advice | Information, Supports for Advocacy, Supports for Arts & Culture, Supports for Benefits & Grants, Supports for Blind & Partially Sighted, Supports for Brain Injuries, Supports for Cancer Patients & Research, Supports for Carers, Supports for Deaf | Hard of Hearing | BSL, Supports for Deafblind, Supports for Disabled Children, Young People & Their Families, Supports for Driving | Motoring, Supports for Education & Learning, Supports for Employment & Training, Supports for Holidays & Accommodation, Supports for Housing & Accommodation, Supports for Learning Disabilities | Autism, Supports for Legal Advice, Supports for Mental Health, Supports for Mobility Aids, Equipment, IT & Technologies, Supports for Older Adults, Supports for Physical Impairments and Cerebral Palsy, Supports for Social Care, Supports for Specific Disabilities, Disorders, Diseases & Conditions, Supports for Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN), Supports for Spinal Injuries, Supports for Sports, Adventure, Gardening & Leisure, Supports for Volunteering & Voluntary Service, Supports to all Crown Dependencies communities, Supports to all East Midlands Communities, Supports to all Greater London Communities, Supports to all North East Communities, Supports to all North West Communities, Supports to all Northern Ireland Communities, Supports to all Scotland Communities, Supports to all South East Communities, Supports to all South West Communities, Supports to all Wales Communities, Supports to all West Midlands Communities, Supports to people in Crisis | Emergencies | Conflicts | Natural Disasters | Disadvantaged Globally,