13 April 2013
NDACA CIC is a disabled-led organisation which manages the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive in the UK. NDACA CIC utilises a “dispersed archive” business model whereby the majority of the collection and archive is held physically and digitally by a group of key partners at premises controlled by these partner organisations. Some at-risk items, seminal works and documentation/ephemera of primary importance to Disability Arts will also be held by NDACA CIC.
NDACA CIC and its partners form the NDACA Network.
NDACA CIC provides a coordination function through its Board and its staff team: including national and international strategies, policy planning, archiving and curatorial policies and practice, tours and events planning, publicity, promotion and brand management.
Key Partners will include disability arts organisations, universities, galleries and museums and other arts, heritage, community and education organisations. Key Partners will operate in a network coordinated by NDACA CIC and will have a role in contributing to the management and policies of NDACA CIC and the Network.
The founding members of the NDACA Network are:
Buckinghamshire New University vision is to be a leading professional and creative influence, shaping higher education for the benefit of people and employers.
DaDa - Disability and Deaf Arts, the company behind DaDaFest. DaDaFest is an innovative disability arts organisation based in Liverpool, delivering the Festival and other arts events to promote high quality disability & deaf arts from unique cultural perspectives.
Disability Arts Online is a unique journal for discussion of arts and culture, giving disabled and deaf artists, performers, film-makers, writers, and critics a place to talk about and share artistic practice.
Filmpro is a disabled-led digital art agency which support artists who experience exclusion. We provide support services ranging from advice and mentoring through to production and project management.
Graeae Theatre Company is a force for change in world-class theatre, breaking down barriers, challenging preconceptions and boldly placing disabled artists centre stage
Holton Lee is in a unique, secluded part of Dorset where visitors can get away from the stresses of life and find time and space for personal growth through access to the arts and the natural environment.
Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG),part of the University of Leicester’s School of Museum Studies, embodies and articulates research which brings theoretical and empirical rigour to cultural questions concerning the contemporary, historic and future museum.
Shape is a disability-led arts organisation. Shape’s key aims are to see: more disabled people as arts audiences; more disabled people employed in and leading the arts; and more disabled artists producing high quality art.