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    Unlimited

    7 – 11 September 2022

    In a photo by fine art photographer Suzie Larke, a nude woman lies face-down on the stage of an empty auditorium. The woman, who looks anxious, is holding a microphone in her outstretched right hand. Her body is broken into four pieces and appears to be made from porcelain. Image credit: Storms Don’t Last Forever © Suzie Larke.
    Suzie Larke

    Unlimited festival returns this September

    Following our first digital Unlimited festival in 2021, we’re celebrating the artistic vision and creativity of disabled artists with both live and digital work this September. 

    Featuring dance, performance, comedy, music and visual art, the biennial festival showcases ambitious creative projects by outstanding disabled artists and companies.

    We've been presenting the Unlimited festival since 2012. The festival provides a platform for new commissions and existing work, shared with audiences from around the world.

    Our partner, commissioners of exceptional art by disabled artists Unlimited, is at the heart of the festival. Unlimited aims to share the impact of work by disabled artists in the UK and around the world, reach new audiences and shift perceptions of disabled people.

    Since 2013, the Unlimited arts commissioning programme has been delivered by the disability-led arts organisation Shape Arts and arts-producing organisation Artsadmin. In 2022, it becomes a fully independent organisation.

    It is currently funded by Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland and the British Council.

    Over the past nine years, Unlimited’s commissioning programme has awarded over £4.8 million to over 460 ambitious disabled artists and companies. Their work has been experienced by more than five million people globally, both live and online.