Disability Arts Organizations
- Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists
- Disability Arts Online
- DISABLED ARTISTS/ABLE ARTISTS Facebook Group
- Olimpias: an artists’ collective and a performance research series.
- Shape Arts
- Society for Disabled Artists
- Autism and dyslexia: using art to express myself and promote disability awareness, by Lucy Currier, Disability Horizons, January 12, 2021: Mark Noble is a professional artist who has dyslexia and autism, which means he is very sensitive to light and colour. Describing himself as very observant, he tries to break down boundaries and raise awareness of disabilities through his art.
- Alice Sheppard, dancer and award-winning choreographer: “My life changed when, in 2004, I saw disabled dancer Homer Avila take the stage. That performance and a conversation in which he dared me to take a dance class led me from my world as a Medieval Studies professor to a life of dance.”
- Jess Thom: a Tourette’s hero changing the narrative for disabled people: Jess Thom is a British theatre-maker and comedian who lives with Tourette’s syndrome, a neurological condition that causes involuntary movements, words and sounds.
- William Johnson, printmaker: an African-American printmaker who experienced mental illness and was institutionalized for the last 23 years of his life. His artwork is archived at the Smithsonian.
#CripRitual: A virtual, multi-sited, participatory exhibition of artworks exploring themes of disability culture and ritual
The Art of Disability Culture: Each of the 20 artists featured has one or more disabilities, whether visible or invisible, and the exhibition centers upon their creativity, vulnerability, and unique perspectives. The exhibition celebrates how disability culture can strengthen our communities through the practices of interdependence, accessibility, and inclusion.
Tangled Art + Disability: An organization dedicated to enhancing opportunities for artists with disabilities to contribute to the cultural fabric of our society by showcasing and promoting artists with disabilities from visual, performing, media arts, film and integrated art forms; engaging and inspiring young people with disabilities to explore and embrace their own creative talent; fostering partnerships and collaborations that enhance opportunities for artists with disabilities to practice and share their work with a wider public; providing accessible professional development and networking opportunities; and building an inclusive arts and culture sector so that everyone can appreciate the abundance of art our society has to offer.