Sandie Yi at Museum of Disability History sits in a blue car with the door open smiling at the camera
Sandie Yi at Museum of Disability History

A Second Unlimited 2018 International Placement

Last week Unlimited announced Nolan Stevens from Johannesburg, South Africa as our next International Placement.  Due to the exceptional calibre of the candidates, we are now very pleased to announce that Unlimited is offering an additional professional development placement to Chun-Shan (Sandie) Yi.

Sandie will join the Unlimited team for a shorter placement, working with us in the lead up to, and join us at, the Unlimited Festival in 2018. This placement is made possible through the generous support of the British Council.

Sandie was born and raised in Taiwan, and is currently a PhD Candidate in Disability Studies at University of Illinois at Chicago.  Also a practicing visual artist, Sandie makes wearable art that addresses bodily and social experiences.

Sandie says, “It is truly my honour to be selected for a short placement with Unlimited and I am grateful for the generous funding support from the British Council. I am thrilled about this opportunity to learn with the creative and brilliant Unlimited team and I look forward to expanding my horizon and challenging myself. I cannot wait to share such privilege and experience with people in disability and in the arts communities in Taiwan in near future.”

Both Sandie and Nolan will bring different and diverse perspectives and experiences to the Unlimited team, and we are looking forward to working with them both!

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 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: You can read about Sokny Onn from Cambodia and her time with Unlimited here, and about her 2017 visit to the UK here; our other 2016 placement Fred Batale wrote about his experience here.

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