It’s time to share the history of the Disability Arts Movement.

NDACA is a £1-million project that brings to life the heritage and rich history of the UK Disability Arts Movement. The Disability Arts Movement began in the late 1970s and continues today. It involved a group of disabled people and their allies who broke down barriers, helped change the law with the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995, and made great culture and art about those struggles.

‘Archive Enabled’ by James Wear (2001) is the only location to discover our online catalogue of 3,500 images. You can also engage with our learning resources, oral history films, learn about emerging disabled artists, biographies of those who contributed to the Disability Arts Movement, and much more.

Alongside the website, we will also be opening the uniquely accessible NDACA research facilities at Buckinghamshire New University in late 2018, which includes the NDACA Learning Wing and Repository of physical deposits.

NDACA is delivered by the disability-led arts organisation Shape Arts which provides opportunities and support for disabled artists and cultural organisations to build a more inclusive and representative cultural sector.

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

We would like to thank the NDACA CIC, Bucks New University, Graeae, Disability Arts Online, the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries, DaDaFest, and SignDance Collective. We would also like to thank all the disabled people and allies who made the Disability Arts Movement possible.