Unlimited Festival 2014
Artist: Sue Austin, Photo: Norman Lomax, © wearefreewheeling.org.uk 

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 2016 we were involved in a number of inclusivity arts projects. See below for details...


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

The 2016 Unlimited programme ran from 6-11 September at London’s iconic Southbank Centre and, for the first time ever, the Festival extended to Scotland with Tramway’s Unlimited Festival in Glasgow between 15 and 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 returned in October 2016.

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

The 2016 conference explored 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 were proud to be supporting Arts Activated again in 2016, which included 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 shared the unique experiences from his successful career.

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.

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