Emergence Programme

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Emergence is a 12 month programme launched by Shape Arts, Disability Arts Online (DAO) and a-n The Artists Information Company aiming to support the practice of four emerging artists, with a practice rooted in the visual arts, who face disabling barriers.

The programme is intended to tackle the isolation, low confidence and marginalisation of emerging disabled artists, as well the lack of accessible opportunities in mainstream arts settings.

Each artist receives a bursary of £1,500 to support the development of their artistic practice. As the programme goes forward so each of the artists will blog about their progress in tandem with the taking up of one-to-one development sessions with staff from DAO and Shape.

Below you’ll find links to blogs and editorial featuring the work of the four inaugural bursary recipients, Fae KilburnLetty McHugh, Lauren Saunders and Leo Wight.