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104 Films

104 films make British feature films for a global audience. They are world leaders in disability and disadvantaged cinema and have a mission statement to create a tectonic shift in the representation of disabled people both in front of and behind the camera. Their funders include British Film Institute, Creative Skillset and Creative England.

Website: http://www.104films.com

About Face Theatre Company

Founded in 1995 as part of ECHO, About Face Theatre Company is the only professional theatre company for people with learning disabilities in Herefordshire. Working to a high standard, the company aims to offer stimulating and original theatre that is both challenging and entertaining. Each show is the result of months of work and a personal creative journey for every member of the team. 

Website: http://www.aboutfacetheatre.org.uk

ACAVA (Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art)

ACAVA (Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art) works alone and with partner organisations, including NHS mental health trusts, supported living providers and other arts organisations to provide visual arts workshops and projects in an non-medical environment for people living with mental health problems, learning disabilities and substance misuse problems. The programme is artist lead, managed by a steering group of arts professionals, health professionals and service users.

Website: http://www.acava.org/


Accentuate is an incubator for ideas and producer and commissioner of projects which challenge perceptions of disability within society. Accentuate also provides practical training and guidance, ignites debate and leads cultural discussion.

Accentuate, is a programme which operates as part of Screen South, a cultural development agency based in Folkestone. Accentuate has been funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from London 2012 by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK.

Website: http://www.accentuateuk.org

Access all Areas

Access all Areas is an east London based theatre company for adults with learning disabilities. We run a weekly theatre project at Hoxton Hall, a multi-sensory storytelling project, accredited training and find opportunities to find paid work in television.

Website: http://www.access-all-areas-uk.org

Accessible Arts & Media

Accessible Arts & Media is an award winning charity with a 30-year legacy of celebrating inclusive arts. We inspire disabled people and young people to communicate through creativity, to have their voices heard and make a real difference in their local community.

Website: http://www.aamedia.org.uk

Accessible Arts Australia

Accessible Arts promotes and provides opportunities for people with disability to participate in arts and cultural activities either as audience members; through attending galleries, theatres, museums and festivals; or as participants in art, drama, music, dance and multimedia activities; and by developing as professional artists.

Website: http://www.aarts.net.au

Act Too

Provide a range arts-based services for learning disabled people in the South London area, including the Baked Bean Theatre Company.

Website: http://www.acttoo.com


Actability is an inclusive performing arts organisation providing touring theatre and workshops in Herts and Essex with disabled and non disabled adults

Website: http://actability.mysite.orange.co.uk/

Actability Theatre Company

Actability is an Inclusive Theatre Company working with disabled and disadvantaged groups to create new and exciting performing opportunities including new theatre work devised by experienced professional disabled artists. They are a community resource with bases in Bishops Stortford in Herts and Brentwood in Essex.

Website: http://actability.btck.co.uk

Action Space

Action Space is a London-based visual arts organisation for young people and adults with learning disabilities. We run several, weekly, specialist workshops from our studios in Central and South London. Workshops are led by an Artist Tutor encouraging each artist participant to develop and evolve their own practice.

Website: http://www.actionspace.org

Action Space Mobile

Participatory arts organisation and registered charity which works with marginalised and disadvantaged communities, specialising with adults and children with learning disabilities and adults with mental health problems.  We create opportunities for individuals and communities to participate in the arts, based on the belief that arts activity can change lives positively.  

Website: http://www.actionspacemobile.org


Actitout is run by Linda Hampton, Cert Ed, ALAM, drama workshop leader, scriptwriter, director, actress and singer. For 10 years she has worked with adults with a learning disability, writing tailor made scripts and has produced 12 full scale theatre productions. She also offers consultancy to organisations providing one off workshops, giving help and advice to new drama groups.


Website: http://www.actitout.co.uk

ActOne ArtsBase

ActOne ArtsBase is a company/charity providing inclusive dance and performance training for disabled and non disabled people. ActOne provides weekly dance sessions, a trainee programme for aspiring disabled dance professionals, inclusive nightclubs and a professional dance performance company that tours to audiences across Herts and the East.

Website: http://www.artsbase.org.uk


Advocreate is a theatre workshop and community film making service for adults with learning disabilities and carers. We offer a range of creative approaches to develop self advocacy skills and can create drama, documentary, animation and information DVDs. We employ workshop assistants that have learning disabilities as co-facilitators.

Website: http://www.advocreate.com

All Stars Theatre

All Stars cast members are all adults with learning difficulties. Performing a minimum of two shows every year to the general public we, also like to show our support at as many local events as possible. This helps our members to see and be seen as useful members of their local community.

We also run workshops to act through every day situations that people face in their every day lives living in the community. Such as: - Returning goods to a shop, complaints to the council, dealing with verbal and physical abusive and how to report it. These are just a few of the subjects we have tackled!

Our aim is to help break down social barriers and improve peoples' lives by improving a sense of confidence and self belief.

Website: allstarstheatrecompany.co.uk

Amici Dance Theatre Company

Integrated dance theatre company that offer workshops, residencies and performances, usually creating a new production each year.

Website: http://www.amicidance.org

Angel Shed Theatre Company

Angel Shed Theatre Company is a charity based in Islington, supported by sponsorship and donation. We run theatre workshops and stage performance that bring together children and young people aged 7-16 from all parts of the community whatever their social or educational background. 

Website: http://www.angelshedtheatre.org.uk/

Anjali Dance Company

Professional contemporary dance company of people with learning disabilities.

Website: http://www.anjali.co.uk


Serving County Durham, Northumberland, Teesside and Tyne & Wear, Arcadea seeks to empower disabled people through the promotion of disability arts and culture. Also publish a quarterly newsletter.

Website: http://www.arcadea.org

Architecture Inside Out

Architecture Inside Out mission is: To provide activity that develops and captures models of new practice for the built environment, led by the creativity and experiences of disabled and deaf artists’

Website: http://www.architecture-insideout.co.uk

Art + Power

Participant-led agency, based in Bristol, specialising in engaging a broad coalition of partners to support disabled, deaf and socially excluded artists.

Website: http://www.artandpower.com

Art Shape

Art Shape Limited

Art Shape works across Gloucestershire to increase access to creative experiences for adults who face barriers to participation. Art Shape researches gaps in the provision of creative opportunities, and develops and runs projects that inspire, encourage and promote the creativity of artists and participants.

Website: http://www.artshape.co.uk

Art Through Touch

Inclusive organisation which provides and promotes access to art for people with a visual impairment. Activities include workshops, seminars, monthly art talks, a monthly newsletter and gallery visits.

Website: http://www.art-through-touch.org.uk/

Artistas Diversos

A platform for the promotion of the social and professional inclusion of disabled persons through the arts. Artistas Diversas provides an online exhibition space, library and auditorium.

Website: www.artistasdiversos.org/index.php/es