Created as part of the Cultural Olympiad linked to the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012, Unlimited supports ambitious, creative projects by outstanding disabled artists and companies. The projects include theatre, dance, music, literature, performance, painting, sculpture, public artworks, photography, digital artworks, installations, films and more.
Unlimited wants to change perceptions of disabled people by commissioning disabled artists in the UK and internationally to make new, ground-breaking and high quality work. We also do this by building a community of Unlimited Allies who help Unlimited to embed the work of disabled artists in the mainstream cultural sector and improve access for artists and audiences.
The nine major new works which will be supported are:
Dancer - Ian Johnston
Edmund the Learned Pig - Fittings Multimedia Arts
Exposure - Jo Bannon
Let Me Stay - Vital Xposure
Otherwise Unchanged - Owen Lowery
RING THE CHANGES - Chisato Minamimura
The Dinner Party Revisited - Katherine Araniello
The Flickering Darkness - Juan delGado
Wendy Hoose - Birds of Paradise Theatre
In addition, 17 Research and Development awards will enable artists to develop new and ambitious works - a full description of awards is available on request. The artists receiving these awards are Sonia Allori, Richard Butchins, Nicola Canavan, Louise Coleman, Lea Cummings, Pete Edwards, Extant, Simon Fildes, Sheila Hill, Kazzum, Noëmi Lakmaier, Aidan Moseby, Ailís Ní Ríain, Bekki Perriman, Touretteshero, the vacuum cleaner & Aaron Williamson.
Find full details of all the supported projects on the Unlimited website.