University of Atypical is a disabled-led arts charity, taking an empowerment based approach towards supporting disabled and D/deaf people’s involvement in the arts. The organisation specialises in developing and promoting the work of disabled and D/deaf artists and in reaching disabled and D/deaf audiences.
The University of Atypical is opening a grants scheme to support D/deaf and disabled artists.The D/deaf and Disabled Artists Support Fund is managed by the University of Atypical on behalf of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Department for Communities with additional funding from the Santander Foundation.
BOUNCE is the annual arts festival produced by University of Atypical. Since 2012 Bounce has presented new work by D/deaf and disabled writers, actors, dancers, musicians, directors and poets, as well as hosting participatory workshops and masterclasses across a range of art forms.
Showcasing artwork by disabled and deaf artists since 1993, Atypical Gallery, formerly known as the Arts & Disability Forum Gallery, is the only permanent exhibition space on the island of Ireland dedicated specifically to highlighting the work of disabled and D/deaf artists.