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Arts Disability Wales works throughout
Please visit their website - www.artsdisabilitywales.com
AXIS Dance Company was founded in 1987, became a non-profit entity in
1990, and has been producing award winning performances and exemplary programs
for 15 years. Based at the Alice Arts Center in Oakland, CA, AXIS is one of the
nation's pre-eminent pioneers of the emerging field of physically integrated
dance, dance created through the collaboration of dancers with and without
disabilities. AXIS provides education on dance, disability and creative
collaboration through community education and outreach programs. We perform and
teach throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, nationally and internationally.
Some of our performance and residency highlights include the 2002 Olympic Arts
Festival, Salt Lake City; Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis; Cal Performances,
Berkeley; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Central Park Summer
Stage, New York; Florida Dance Festival, Miami; Paralympics, Atlanta; and the
International Festival of Wheelchair Dance in Boston, which we co-curated.
International engagements include
Mat Fraser is disabled actor/musician/writer/presenter, who also does Live Art, Cabaret, even some modelling...so he's multi disciplinary, though it was never intended. He describes himself as both a disabled artist and a disability artist, in that he simultaneously seeks a mainstream acting career as any non disabled actor might do, but all his self produced work deals with the social construct that is disability in one way or another. He is working on a new one man show tour internationally in 2004, and will continue to tour his one man play Sealboy:Freak". Mat's TV documentary on the cultural historical heritage of disabled performers, "Born Freak" recently aired on British TV. His website, for more details of him and his work, is www.matfraser.com
Michael Germann has been doing art a photograph for the past 10 years. He took up photography to get out of the house and back into the real world after injury. He met others with an interest in photography and art. They encouraged him to get into doing art and he slowly started to do just that. Now Michael does art full time from home and belongs to a local artist organization called OUT OF THE SHADOWS ARTISTS.
Michael's web site where some of his art is posted is www.mik-a-low.com.
René Joseph continues to make and exhibit paintings, collages, drawings, art toys, and sculptures, despite a 1992 work injury that has left the artist in cronic pain. Website: www.renejoseph.com
Andrea Martell is a writer who runs "The Disabled Entrepreneur" (www.disabledentrepreneur.com), which helps people with disabilities become successful entrepreneurs and offers free financial education for people with disabilities. Contact Andrea at email@example.com.
Daniel Migneault is a disabled painter and ex-musician living in
Julie McNamara is an award-winning singer, songwriter and
playwright. She is Director of London Disability Arts Forum and a radical voice
in the Mental Health System Survivor Movement. Her writing has been widely
published (Women's Press, Routledge, Survivors' Press, Cassell) and her
performances have graced the stage from
She is currently touring Pig Tales in the
Julie is at last joining us in the twenty first century and has launched a website to market her work. Check out www.juliemc.com.
Tennise B Morse is the author of a non-fiction (personal narrative)
history of the Social Security Disability reviews of the 1980's. It is free to
all at http://members.tripod.com/~TBMorse/freebook.html. She has a BA in American Studies from SUNY at
Kari Ann Owen is a disabled artist, writer, singer and dancer in
Latest award: Moondance International Film Festival 2002 Stage Play Winner! www.moondancefilmfestival.com and the breadth of her work generally may be seen on her web site, pwp.value.net/penomee/penomee.html. Please contact Kari Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org
paraCultura e.V. is a german organisation for funding artists with a
(dis)ability. They are organising the 1st international paraCultura festival in
Philip Patston is the founder of the International Guild of
Disabled Artists and Performers. He is one of
More about Philip's comedy at www.diversityworks.co.nz.
Alejandra Raposo (
She is currently learning computer techniques. "I am really fascinated with all the posibillities that design software offers to artistic creation," she says. "I can't move very much so the the ideas of giving movement and creating animations seduce me."
You can go to http://www.geocities.com/tucrea/ to see some examples of Alejandra's work and other interesting links. She also sells her old engravings and makes semi-artesanal post cards with special motifs.
Manuel San Miguel is a Post-Polio Syndrome survivor. Born in
Manuel later pursued other academic interests and went on to serve as Attorney and advocate of the disabled within the Government during the mid 80's.
Forced to retire because of health problems, he actively experiments with computers in developing new digital techniques on conventional painting media, like watercolor, pastels, etc...
Matt Sesow is a disabled
artist living in
Theatre Unlimited staff teach over 20 classes in the performing arts
per week with emphasis on drama and dance. Classes are offered to participants
of all ages in every department at both the
Lisa Vingoe is interested in making links with disabled performers and groups who may be interested in the work of the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) and the opportunity to meet with others and discuss opportunities and other issues. LIPA works closely with the North West Disability Arts Forum and also with Arts Council England and other arts and disability organisations.
LIPA runs Effecting Change, a two-year
exploration of opportunities for Deaf and Disabled people in the performing
arts. Their first conference, Finding the Spotlight, was held in May 2003 and
involved papers, workshops and performances from disabled artists and groups
from across the
Their International Conference, Moving Centre Stage is taking place 6th - 8th May 2004. Themes include inclusive practice, legislation, education and employment. See www.lipa.ac.uk/effectingchange
Steve Wilkes is a disabled photographer & digital artist.
After taking an HNC qualification in photography Steve is developing a
photography & digital arts freelance career. Part specialising in food
photography he has recently obtained work with Sainsbury's for national
publication. He was also employed as the photographer for the Above &
Beyond Festival 2003 at
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