In 2018 Unlimited Festival once again celebrated the artistic vision and originality of artists with disability.
Originally part of the Cultural Olympiad for the London 2012 Olympics, Unlimited is now a biennial festival at Southbank Centre. At the heart of the festival is the Unlimited commissions programme, in partnership with Shape Arts and Artsadmin it supports established, emerging and international artists across all artforms. The programme aims to embed work by artists with disability within the cultural sector, reach new audiences and shift perceptions of people with disability.
Unlimited Festival incorporates theatre, dance, music, literature, comedy and visual arts and ran from 5-9 September at London’s iconic Southbank Centre, with the Symposium running from 4-5 September, a disabled-led, two-day discussion event aimed at both a national and international audience across the cultural sector. Watch updates from the Symposium.
As well as providing a programme of extraordinary art, Unlimited aims to give artists and arts professionals an opportunity to develop international partnerships and collaborations. The British Council in Australia in partnership with Accessible Arts NSW and Arts Access Victoria is supporting five Australian delegates to attend Unlimited for a week of performances, panel discussions, workshops and exhibitions. They are:
- Heidi Everett – Illustrator, Writer and Musician
- Kath Duncan – Arts Producer and Project Manager
- Liz Martin - Musician and Arts Development Manager at Accessible Arts
- Philip Channells – Dancer, Director and Choreographer
- Riana Head-Toussaint – Actor and Theatre-maker
Victorian delegates are supported by Creative Victoria.