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27 April 2010

Within this section you will find research on disability arts, reviews of professional training courses taken up by disabled artists and resources for finding out further information about disability arts and its history.

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Resource: Crowdfunding for Organisations

Crowdfunding for Organisations

18 July 2015

As part of a Catalyst project, working with Stopgap, Salisbury Arts Centre and The Point, Dao-ista Alice Holland took on the task of producing a crowd-funding campaign to raise funds for a show by disabled punk performance poet Rowan James: 'It's For You To Say'. Here she gives some background to the thinking behind the project.

Why we are disabled people, not people with disabilities

Why we are disabled people, not people with disabilities

2 July 2015

Okay, so what’s the beef with language? Why is it important to us to be named as ‘disabled people’, rather than ‘people with disabilities’. Dr Colin Cameron gives an overview of the Social Model of Disability, which has underpinned the Disability Arts and the Disability Rights Movement over the last 30 years. He explains why 'disability' has come to denote the barrriers disabled people face, rather than the impairments we live with.

SenseAbility presentation: Ten Years of Dao: a potted history

SenseAbility presentation: Ten Years of Dao: a potted history

17 June 2014

Dao Editor Colin Hambrook was invited to speak about Disability Arts Online at SenseAbility – an event held at the Pound Arts Centre, Corsham from 10-14 June. The festival, exploring inclusion in the arts and community, was organized by Tanvir Bush in partnership with Bath Spa University. This feature contains a transcript of his presentation

Recommended list of books and journals

Recommended list of books and journals

10 June 2014

This section of Dao's research pages features a series of academic journals, books, novels and literature, which discusses disability. If you know of a book or journal you think Dao's readers would be interested in knowing about please send details to Dao's editor Colin Hambrook via editor@disabilityartsonline.org.uk

Research: Anne Teahan - Sharing Cultures: Disability and Visibility

Anne Teahan - Sharing Cultures: Disability and Visibility

13 October 2011

Sharing Cultures is a project researching disability arts by artist Anne Teahan inspired by Revealing Culture an international festival of disability art and culture at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC in summer 2010. Here Anne shares her extensive research on a selection of artists whose work was chosen for exhibition.

Research: Anne Teahan - 'Sharing Cultures'

Anne Teahan - 'Sharing Cultures'

17 March 2011

Sharing Cultures is a project researching disability arts by artist Anne Teahan inspired by Revealing Culture an international festival of disability art and culture at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC in summer 2010. Here Anne reflects on the show and what disability has got to do with art.

Research: Colin Hambrook and Dr Paul A. Darke in Discussion about Disability Art

Colin Hambrook and Dr Paul A. Darke in Discussion about Disability Art

1 March 2011

Dr Paul A. Darke is in conversation with Colin Hambrook - editor of Disability Arts Online. Colin and Paul have been working in Disability Arts for a combined total of 40 years; in a film conversation between the two at Arena Theatre in Wolverhampton the two discuss the past, present and future direction of Disability Arts.

Resources: The MeCCSA Disability Studies Network

The MeCCSA Disability Studies Network

13 January 2011

Alison Wilde introduces The Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association Disability Studies Network. MeCCSA aims to support and promote the development of the research and teaching of Disability Studies within Media Studies and to provide a space to support and promote the work of disabled academics, lecturers, researchers and media practitioners working in Higher Education.

Discussion: Further towards an Affirmative Model of Disability

Further towards an Affirmative Model of Disability

9 December 2009

Colin Cameron has been conducting PhD research at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, looking at an affirmative model of disability. Colin Hambrook interviews Cameron to discover how his work is defining and redefining models of disability.

Disability Arts Chronology: 1977 - 2003

Disability Arts Chronology

22 July 2008

This Chronology by Allan Sutherland, covers the major events of Disability Arts from the movement's inception in the late 1970s / early 1980s to the end of March 2003.

Gallery: Peter Street: Memories of the Disability Action Network

Peter  Street: Memories of the Disability Action Network

6 November 2007

The Disability Action Network carried out many protests against the lack of accessible transport (amongst other things) during the latter half of the 1990’s. Peter Street recalls some of the action and shares some of his dramatic photographs.

Critical Writing Masterclass

Critical Writing Masterclass

2 November 2007

A group of disabled writers were invited by New Writing South and DAO (Disability Arts Online) to a series of seminars to develop skills in critical writing and gain an understanding of its role within the world of news media and publishing

Shape Arts: Link Up

Shape Arts: Link Up

8 May 2007

DAO asked Shape London about its scheme which aims to provide one-to-one mentoring for disabled artists.

Graeae Theatre: Scene Change

Graeae Theatre: Scene Change

1 February 2007

Alex Bulmer talks to Joe McConnell about Graeae's new performing arts training programme Scene Change

CandoCo Foundation Course

CandoCo Foundation Course

1 January 2005

The CandoCo Foundation Course in Dance is the first of its kind offering an opportunity for disabled students to realise their potential.

Graeae Theatre: Missing Pieces

Penny Pepper experiences Graeae Theatre Company's free performance training course for aspiring actors with sensory and physical disabilities