Unlimited's 2018 International Placement, Nolan sits in front of a wall of graffiti, wearing a black hate and glasses smiling
Unlimited's 2018 International Placement, Nolan Stevens

Announcing Unlimited’s 2018 International Placement

We are pleased to announce that Nolan Stevens from Johannesburg, South Africa will join Unlimited in 2018 as our next International Placement.

Nolan is a visual artist, curator, and freelance arts writer who has been published in a wide range of print and online arts publications.

In partnership with the British Council, Unlimited is offering this international professional development placement with the aim to support the next generation of disabled arts leaders through this unique opportunity.

The 10 week placement will offer Nolan a hands-on experience of the delivery of the Unlimited programme, and an opportunity to learn more from working with artists, curators and art administrators from a different cultural setting. We are very excited about this exchange with Nolan, and the opportunity for shared learning and growth.

Nolan says “I feel honoured and privileged to have been selected for the 2018 Unlimited Placement. I look forward to the prospect of experiencing new culture, art practices and processes, and eagerly anticipate the opportunity to share and learn from an international team of creatives during this time.”

We are looking forward to working with Nolan soon!

Unlimited International

Unlimited is an arts commissioning programme that aims to embed exceptional work by disabled artists within the UK and international cultural sectors, reach new audiences, and shift perceptions of disabled people. It is delivered in partnership by Shape Arts and Artsadmin, with funding from Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales, British Council and Spirit of 2012.

In 2016 an Arts Council England’s Ambitions of Excellence award, match funded by the British Council, enabled Unlimited to extend global influence principally through co-commissions with non-UK based disabled artists.

You can read our case study on our previous three International Placements here, and you can read about our first International Placement, Morwenna Collett from Australia here.

In 2016 Unlimited was able to welcome two International Placements, with additional support from British Council – Sokny Onn from Cambodia, whose time with Unlimited you can read about here, and her 2017 visit to the UK here; our other 2016 placement was Fred Batale from Uganda, who wrote about his experience here.

You can also watch our video interviews with Sokny and Fred.