Self, Sense, Space was a 4-day creative residency led by formidable interdisciplinary artist Nwando Ebizie. The project explored and celebrated access as a creative practice.

Part of our gender equality initiative All Things Equal, the residency brought together a group of D/deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent artists from different disciplines including composers, animators, textile artists and theatre makers.

Find out more about the artists

Based at People's History Museum, they collaborated to create new work inspired by the museum's landmark exhibition Nothing About Us Without Us, which explored the history of disabled people’s activism and ongoing fight for rights and inclusion.

On the final evening, their creations were showcased at a multi-sensory public installation.

Get an insight into the project in this short film...

"Making accessibility part of art isn't a compromise, it's a feature."

Self, Sense, Space participant


Self, Sense, Space Artists:

Ada Eravama
Charlotte Marlow
Clare McNulty
Eleanor Louise West
Elena Piras
Jian Yi
Megan Steinberg
Rosie Woolaghan

Special thanks to: Nwando Ebizie, Bentley Crudgington, Gabby Broadhurst, Henrietta Fusi, Shane Kilgarriff, Speth Hughes

Produced in partnership with People's History Museum.

Supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Foyle Foundation, The Granada Foundation, PRS Foundation as a Talent Development Partner (supported by PPL) and Young Manchester.

Film by TripleDotMakers.

Photos by Rachel Bywater.