Artsadmin co-delivered the Unlimited programme from 2013-2022, which awarded over £4.9 million to more than 460 ambitious disabled artists, whose work reached 5 million people globally. Alongside Shape Arts, we successfully supported Unlimited’s transition into an independent company.
Unlimited was a commissioning programme, delivered in partnership by Shape Arts and Artsadmin, with Jo Verrent as Senior Producer.
Unlimited supported ambitious, creative projects by outstanding disabled artists and companies. The projects included theatre, dance, music, literature, performance, painting, sculpture, public artworks, photography, digital artworks, installations, films and more.
Unlimited aimed to change perceptions of disabled people by commissioning disabled artists in the UK and internationally to make new, groundbreaking and high quality work.
We also did this by building a community of Unlimited Allies who helped us to embed the work of disabled artists in the mainstream cultural sector and improve access for artists and audiences.
Unlimited worked with disabled artists from England, Wales and Scotland – and offered funding for research and development, to make small and large-scale projects happen in the UK and around the world, and awards for emerging artists who were new to art, early-career or hadn’t had reached large audiences yet. We also funded full commissions (from an artist’s idea through to its realisation and touring) and commissions created through international collaborations.
Since 2013, Unlimited has awarded more than £4.9 million to 460 ambitious disabled artists and companies, through commissions, awards and support, which have been seen by or engaged with more than 5 million people globally and online, making it the largest supporter of disabled artists worldwide.
Visit the Unlimited website to find out more.
|1 March 2018||Sweatshop: Demystifying Access||Toynbee Studios|
|6 December 2014||Touretteshero: Backstage in Biscuitland||Toynbee Studios|
|2–7 September 2014||Unlimited Festival||Southbank Centre||London|
|2 September 2014||The Dinner Party Revisited||Toynbee Studios|