The Unlimited staff art fund was established to support disabled artists. Harry catches us up on how the fund has been spent so far…
Back in March, which I’m assured really was only a couple of months ago, we found ourselves in a rapidly changing, and ever more uncertain world. Disabled artists were, and still are, particularly affected. At Unlimited we spent some time thinking about what we could do. Among our responses (see our micro-commissions blog), the staff art fund was born.
Each member of the Unlimited team was given a budget of up to £100 to buy work by a disabled artist. This is both a way of supporting disabled artists as well as a way of bringing artwork by disabled artists into our homes at a time when we’ll be home-working for the foreseeable future. Actually choosing work to buy proved a tricky task. While we’re spoiled for choice in terms of disabled artists we love, not all of them make physical work that can be sold and displayed in the home, and fewer still make work they can access and have delivered in this climate. With that in mind, here’s what we’ve managed to get hold of so far, while some purchases remain in process as we, and artists, navigate the new normal.
Kim Noble – Descent of Mankind or Escalator
Ellie Harman-Taylor – Blue Skies
Mohammad Barrangi – Print (with hand-painted packaging!)