Two performance artists wearing sheer black costumes on a fluffy floor
Rose la Rose by Carolin Jüngst & Lisa Rykena © Jonas Fischer

Two new reports commissioned by the British Council to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December 2021 describe the British Council’s global disability arts programme as a ‘revolutionary movement’, while also highlighting the huge barriers preventing disabled artists from fully accessing the international cultural sector.

Reflecting on Change, an independent report by UK disability arts specialist Tim Wheeler, explores the British Council’s global disability arts programme since 2012, celebrating achievements and learnings so far, sharing stories of change in countries such as Bangladesh, South Korea and Indonesia, and making additional recommendations for the future.

An additional report, Time to Act, authored by mobility information network On the Move for Europe Beyond Access, the world’s largest transnational arts and disability project, reveals how a continued lack of knowledge in the European cultural sector creates barriers for disabled artists and audiences.