Summer school funded by the European Year of Disabled People

WKD Access all areas


Saturday Studio Saturday Studio link

EYoDP Summer School

Sculpture Schulpture link

Print Print link

Walldrawings Walldrawing link

Exhibition Exhibition link


Partner organisation websites:



The Other Side Gallery

SHAPE Islington

Siren Project, Elfrida Rathbone

Xposure Festival

Nancy Willis

Disabled people

Weekend Academy welcomes and supports disabled participants and artists.

The Weekend Academy works closely with disability organisations in London, and actively supports accessible and inclusive projects.

The Weekend Academy has developed strong networks with disabled and D/deaf communities in London, and has initiated arts activities with disabled people of all ages in our local area. Byam Shaw School of Art numbers internationally respected disabled artists among its alumni, including Yinka Shonibare, Lucy Jones and the late Meena Jaffrey.

We welcome proposals for partnership working with organisations supporting disabled and integrated projects, particularly with young people.

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The Weekend Academy’s projects with disabled people, led by professional disabled artists, include:

2002–4: exhibition opportunities with Xposure Festival London’s disability arts festival

2002: film and video weekend and group exhibition

2003: Lynn Cox and Nancy Willis exhibition

2004: Saturday Studio project exhibition

2003: for European Year of Disabled People

artists’ residencies: Lynn Cox and Nancy Willis

summer schools: drawing into sculpture and drawing into printmaking

professional development sessions for D/deaf artists

2003–5: Saturday Studio: an open access art project

2003: Tim Dixon is artist-in-residence at The Bridge School, Elthorne Road, London N19, for children with special needs on the autistic spectrum

2005: graphic artist Al Davison leads cartooning and graphics workshops for Artsline Youth group