Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Disability Arts in Ireland

The sites listed in this area of the disability arts Ireland section of ABLEize are dedicated to the arts for people with disabilities and special needs in areas of Southern and Northern Ireland. We have included sites that we are be able to source from various Internet search engines that relate to the arts for disabled people in Ireland including special needs theatre groups, music, acting, dance etc, we would very much like to see more disabled arts organisations and services listed here for Ireland.

If you know of an Irish arts organisation that is not listed here that specialises in a range of arts for people with disabilities in any areas of Ireland, please drop us a line with the site details to help build this Irish disabled arts area of the ABLEize.  To send this page and all the arts resources to a friend simply click the “Send this link” below.

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A national arts development organisation promoting cultural equality for arts and disability in Ireland. Offers news, how to get involved and what’s on guides and varied projects and activities for disabled artists.

Highlights disabled arts in Ireland with details of events, exhibtions and news with related links.

Galway theatre company with actors with an intellectual disability producing some exciting and well worth seeing productions. The site provides a what’s on guide, with images, training details and how to offer support or get involved.

Co. Cork dance troupe made up of members with a broad spectrum of disabilities providing details of their performances, members and future show dates within Ireland.

A centre for the arts in the heart of Blanchardstown. Commited to access for all to the facilities and activities of the centre.

Working with a range of disabilities and making music accessible to autistic and learning disabled children and adults as well as dementia and mental health conditions. Site includes details of workshops in a number of Irish locations.

Offers music therapy to disabled and special needs adults and children in Ireland to help them express themselves and communicate their own feelings. Located in Sandyford, Dublin.

Located in Dublin and providing arts to put would disabilities in the form of accessible theatre productions. View details of their workshops, productions and how to get involved.

Details of how the Royal Irish Academy of Music accommodates disabled and special needs students in Ireland and potential candidates seeking to study with the RIAM. Site includes an entry form and details of extra time allocated. Based in Dublin.

Belfast theatre company brings arts to the disabled and special needs in Ireland through drama workshops, production and devised pieces that address a range of subjects including dementia, racism and Internet safety.

Londonderry theatre company for young adults with learning disabilities with a keen interest in drama. Site provides details of their productions, workshops and offers an events diary and contacts.

An Irish disabled-led arts charity that supports and promotes disabled and deaf people’s involvement in the arts within Ireland. Includes what’s on guides and details of how to get involved. Belfast based.