National Disability Arts Collection & Archive

13 April 2013

NDACA GOES LIVE IN APRIL 2018!

The NDACA Project Team is currently bringing to life the heritage and rich history of the Disability Arts Movement.

The Disability Arts Movement is a heritage story that began in the late 1970s and still flourishes today. It involves disabled creatives, activists, their allies and disability arts organisations all over the UK, who campaigned and broke barriers to make real change for disabled people.

Change did happen with the Disability Discrimination Act being passed through Parliament in 1995. Along the way to achieving justice and rights, disabled people made the great art, music and culture that chronicles the Disability Arts Movement. Piss on Pity, indeed!

NDACA will provide an important resource for disabled people to realise their own heritage and bring non-disabled people closer to the barriers of a disabling world.

April 2018 sees the launch of our brand new website, a series of oral history films, our online catalogue of over 2000 images, interactive learning resources, opportunities for a new generation of disabled artists, and more!

Buckinghamshire New University will host NDACA’s uniquely accessible research facilities, providing a space to study the archive in even more depth. 

Stay tuned by visiting…

www.shapearts.org.uk

www.facebook.com/shapearts

Get in touch by contacting…

0207 424 7330 (Shape Arts reception)

zoe@shapearts.org.uk (NDACA Project Manager)

georgia@shapearts.org.uk (NDACA Marketing Officer)

sarah@shapearts.org.uk (NDACA Learning Officer)

NDACA on the BBC

We would like to thank all the artists and depositors who have contributed to building the NDACA project.

Thanks also to our partners: Shape Arts, Buckinghamshire New University, Graeae, Disability Arts Online, DaDaFest, Research Centre for Museums and Galleries and SignDance Collective.

NDACA is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.