Charity information

Shape Arts

Shape is a disability led arts organisation that was established over 40 years ago. Our work seeks to improve disabled people’s access to the arts; supporting disabled people as artists, those aspiring to work in the arts, and as audience members. We believe that more disabled people should be able to benefit from the unique experience and inspiration that the arts provide.

Founded 1979

  • Mission statement

    Shape’s Vision is for disabled people to participate fully in the arts and cultural sector.

    Shape’s Mission is to provide skills, opportunities and support for disabled artists, individuals and cultural organisations; and help build a more inclusive cultural sector.

  • Aims

    Shape Arts aims to:

    • Shape as a sustainable organisation
    • More high quality practice by disabled artists
    • More disabled people employed in, and leading, the arts
    • More disabled people as arts audiences
  • Overview

    Established: December 1979

    Registered Charity Number: 279184

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 12

    Part time staff: 20

    Volunteers: 100

    Phone number: 0207 20424 207330

    Address: 27 Greenwood Place, Deane House Studios, London NW5 1LB

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  • Shape Tickets 2012 – for disabled Londoners

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