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