Disrupt Disability Arts Festival

This March, Ireland’s new annual disability arts festival will take centre stage. Disrupt Disability Arts Festival is a vibrant celebration of disability art, curated by and for the disability community.

Immerse yourself in a rich diversity of voices from the disability arts community. The festival line up includes theatre, dance, literature-based performance and visual arts, all delivered through a range of accessible engagement formats in relaxed spaces.

This unique festival is designed to deepen understanding and appreciation for the richness of experiences and perspectives that define disability in Ireland. Disrupt Disability Arts Festival actively dismantles barriers to artistic engagement faced by both artists and audiences with lived experience of disability.

Highlights of the programme include a special performance for International Women’s Day: ‘Dis-Gender; Disability and Gender Identity’ brings together a lineup of artists to explore gender politics specifically related to disability. Another highlight is ‘Embodiment; Disability and the Body in Art’ which will examine the portrayal of disabled bodies in artistic contexts featuring new and existing work from Alison Clarke and Louise Bruton.

Guided by the principles of the social model of disability, Disrupt Disability Arts Festival is a disability-led and disability-focused event. It foregrounds quality artistic practices while challenging prevailing notions about disability. Disrupt Disability Arts Festival is a space for connection between the Irish disability community and wider society, opening dialogue and creating shared experiences.

The festival’s hybrid events (in-person and online) open up the programme to wider disability communities, but also to carers and national arts audiences who may face economic or geographical barriers.

Join the inaugural Disrupt Disability Arts Festival from 7-11 March 2024 at Project Arts Centre and online. The visual art exhibition and online programme continue until 20 April. Come on a journey that goes beyond the ordinary, transcends boundaries and reshapes narratives around disability and the arts.

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VENUE: Project Arts Centre

LOCATION: Dublin

Events may be subject to last-minute cancellations or changes. Verify event details before making plans.