Unlimited Impact








Key Partners


The three-year Unlimited commissions programme is delivered through a collaborative partnership by Shape and Artsadmin.

We would like to thank our funders and partners for their support: Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, British Council, Creative Scotland, DaDa Fest, Southbank Centre.

More details on the organisations making Unlimited happen can be found below:


Southbank Centre

The Southbank Centre passionately believes the arts have the power to transform lives and that the arts must be available to all of us.

Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames. Created in 1951 for the Festival of Britain, Southbank Centre draws on its heritage as a festival site, with art and activities inside and outside. They encourage everyone  to become involved in the arts in new and creative ways.


Arts Council Wales

The Arts Council Wales has a vision of a creative Wales, where the arts are central to the life of the nation. It is their ambition to:

  • support the creation of the best in great art
  • encourage more people to enjoy and take part in the arts
  • grow the arts economy
  • make Arts Council of Wales an effective and efficient business

They want to see a country of strong, durable, successful and innovative artists and arts organisations across all art forms who are creating, presenting and promoting high quality arts activities.


DaDaFest is an innovative disability arts organisation based in Liverpool, delivering the Festival and other arts events to promote high quality disability and deaf arts from unique cultural perspectives. It also produces opportunities for disabled and d/Deaf people to access the arts, including training and a young people’s programme.

DaDaFest is a cutting edge Disability and Deaf Arts Agency, working not only from its base in Liverpool, but across the North West, nationally and internationally.

Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland is the national organisation that funds and supports the development of Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries. They exist to ensure that these sectors continue to thrive and achieve their full potential in Scotland and beyond, acting as a funder, advocate and development agency through working in partnership with others to provide strategic leadership for the arts, screen and creative industries.

Creative Scotland were part of the original Unlimited commissions and are financially supporting Unlimited 2013-2016 enabling the commissions process to again include work by artists based in Scotland.

British Council

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide.

In the Arts they work with the best of British and international artistic and creative talent to develop events and collaborations which link thousands of artists, organisations and audiences worldwide. In addition to staging shows and exhibitions, they partner with others on joint Arts projects and help develop creative leadership, professional networks and cultural educational programmes worldwide.

British Council has worked with a number of the previous Unlimited Commissions holders, supporting exhibitions, performances and workshops led by UK disabled artists across the globe and intend to continue this relationship through the new commissions process where high quality works have a strategic fit with their international arts programmes worldwide.

Arts Council England

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2010 and 2015, we will invest £1.9 billion of public money from government and an estimated £1.1 billion from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.


Artsadmin is an arts lab for the 21st Century, supporting the creation of new performance, site-specific and interdisciplinary work by the most talented and innovative artists. We do this by:

  • Producing contemporary artworks for all kinds of contexts around the world
  • Supporting artists throughout their career, from young people getting involved in making work for the first time through to established artists
  • Offering our Toynbee Studios home as a hub for the creation and development of new work – a space for artists and audiences to experiment


Shape is a disability-led arts organisation working to improve access to culture for disabled people. We develop opportunities for disabled artists, we train cultural institutions to be more open to disabled people, and we run participatory arts and development programmes. We aim for:

  • More disabled people as arts audiences
  • More disabled people employed in, and leading, the arts
  • More disabled people participating in arts activities