Monday, November 20, 2017

Disability and Special Needs Art and the Arts

Disability Arts ImageDisabled arts is probably one of the most underrated activities undertaken by people with disabilities, there are many high class disability performing arts and theatre groups that regularly perform and also tour nationally and internationally as well as a large number of very talented visual and performing arts groups and of course not forgetting wheelchair dancing and numerous disability musical related organisations made up of people with all manor learning disabilities and difficulties.

Ableize offers a broad spectrum of disabled arts sites including crafts and hobbies as well as photography, painting, drawing and a mixture of both physical and learning disabled arts groups and activities.  Search the categories and websites listed directly below, these include individual art related sites, information, products and services for disabled people interested in all forms of art.  You may also find arts groups located near you by checking our disabled groups and clubs section that covers all UK counties.

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  • The Online College of Art & Design offer wheelchair users online qualifications in Art & Design. These qualifications are nationally and...
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Art information and advice for people with disabilities covering the areas of arts and entertainment in London.

Conquest Disabled Art

Encouraging people with disabilities to create artwork from their imagination, to develop their own style, and to work at their own pace.


A disability arts user led organisation promoting and supporting disabled artists throughout Shropshire. View future projects and how to get involved.

Disability Writes

Actively supports and encourages disabled writers, whatever their previous writing experience. It promotes the work of disabled writers to a wide audience of disabled and non-disabled people

Disabled Statue for Trafalgar Square

Highlights a 15ft London statue of a naked, pregnant woman with no arms by Artist Marc Quinn to show how disabled people were under-represented in art.

Raquel Marie Mason

Arts profile of a Cerebral Palsy disabled model, actress and writer with a National Diploma in Acting. Includes details of her achievements, FAQ plus guestbook and forum links.


Works to improve access to art and the arts for disabled people. Details of their training, art exhibitions and current projects offered in London.

Society of Disabled Artists

Has a number of art groups located throughout the UK offering details of exhibitions and events, disabled artists work and how to take part.

The Arts Council of England

Produces publications on arts and disability plus offers a directory of art and disability organisations. Available in large print, Braille and cassette.

VisABLE People - Models and Actors

The UK's first agency with the sole objective of supplying professional models, actors and presenters with disabilities to the television, film and advertising industries.