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About Calderdale Disability Arts Unit


History

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council's (MBC) Museums and Arts Division appointed two Disability Arts Officers in the Autumn of 1999 to lead a two-year programme of inclusive projects and events to develop and celebrate the creative skills and potential of disabled and non-disabled people. One of the main aims of the Calderdale disability Arts unit was to set up an independent and self sufficient Disability Arts Forum to read more about the forum click here. During 2000 a third employee was taken on to assist the officers. The first year of the programme, which ran during the year 2000, was funded through the Council's Millennium Commission grant and included a range of projects, four of which were artists'