Inclusivity Arts

The British Council is dedicated to supporting and promoting creativity, innovation and best practice across all sectors of the creative community.

As a world leader in accessible arts policy and practice, the UK has much to share. By partnering on programmes that bring artists and organisations together to promote discussion and debate and to share experiences, the British Council nurtures inclusivity, while showcasing excellence in the arts.

In the coming months, we'll be involved in a number of inclusivity arts projects. See below for details...


September 2016 will see the much-anticipated return of Unlimited, a festival that celebrates the artistic vision and originality of disabled artists.

The 2016 Unlimited programme runs from 6-11 September at London’s iconic Southbank Centre and, for the first time ever, the Festival will extend to Scotland this year with Tramway’s Unlimited Festival in Glasgow from 15-25 September. 

Find out more about Unlimited 2016 and the Unfixed creative residency involving Australian and UK Deaf and disabled artists.


Arts Activated: Pathways to Practice

Australia's leading arts and disability conference from Accessible Arts returns in October 2016.

The 2016 Arts Activated National Conference will take place on 20-21 October, at Carriageworks, Sydney.

The 2016 conference will explore the varied paths that artists with disability take in developing their practice during their career and how organisations are fostering pathways for artists and audiences with disability. It also provides the perfect opportunity to explore, debate, discuss, connect and galvanise the growing culture of inclusive arts practice. 

We're proud to be supporting Arts Activated again in 2016, which includes a keynote address from internationally acclaimed artistic director and choreographer, Marc Brew. Marc has trained as a professional dancer in the UK and Internationally for the past 20 years and will be sharing his unique experiences from his successful career.

To read more about Arts Activated and to see the entire programme of events, visit the Arts Activated website.


Disability Arts International Website

Want to keep up with all the latest news, ideas, policy, art and artists from around the world?

The Disability Arts International website promotes increased access to the arts for disabled artists and audiences around the globe. Developed and coordinated by the British Council, the website features compelling artist Q&As, blogs and audio descriptions and showcases the best, most innovative, and most challenging work from around the world.

Visit the Disability Arts International Website here.