This film explores the Unlimited programme which was the largest ever celebration and exploration of disability arts and a major element within the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. This initiative was realised by London 2012, the UK Arts Councils and the British Council, with the aim of creating a body of new high-quality and ambitious work by Deaf and disabled artists with the power to open doors and change minds.
All of the 29 Unlimited commissions were presented at the Southbank Centre, with a programme that spanned a diverse range of art forms including dance, visual arts, comedy, circus, music and theatre. Part of the aim of Unlimited was to bring these works to the attention of international promoters and programmers and create opportunities for some of the UK’s most talented Deaf and disabled artists to take their work to new audiences around the world and make global connections.
Unlimited is principally funded by the National Lottery through the Olympic Lottery Distributor, and is delivered in partnership between London 2012, Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the British Council.