The broadsheets are waxing lyrical about how last night’s opening ceremony will open new audiences to disabled arts and we certainly hope that this is the case.The Southbank’s Unlimited Festival is likely to be the first indicator, coinciding with the Paralympics and consisting of 29 new commissions across visual art, dance, music and theatre.
Often neglected by funding and audience interest and relegated to PC production, disabled artists are rarely given the opportunity to fully unleash their creative potential. Unlimited commissions will give practitioners the chance to think, dream and create BIG.
An exceptionally rich and varied programme of groundbreaking work, will hopefully kick start excitement and enthusiasm for the future. Unlimited starts today and runs until September 9th.
What did you think of the Paralympic Opening Ceremony and do you think we will see change for the future of disabled arts in the UK?
Posted by Kate.