Artlink was established in 1984 to support and promote the involvement of disabled people in the arts. Our aim is to increase opportunities to take part in the arts for those who experience disadvantage or disability in the East of Scotland. We offer practical support so people can get involved and work with venues to increase opportunities to enjoy the arts. Artlink establishes partnerships with artists, venues and organisations to help encourage positive change.


  • Supports the right to participate in cultural life regardless of disability.
  • Promotes diversity by drawing on lived experiences to inform arts responses which are relevant and enduring.
  • Challenges every day inequalities by encouraging creative thinking to offer positive solutions.
  •  Encourages individuals and organisations from diverse backgrounds to work together.
  •  Learns through open dialogue; challenging our own practice in pursuit of our ideals.

We want to learn more about the potential of art within communities, how it can enhance individual lives, how it helps raise awareness when something isn’t working the way it should or how it can encourage us to look at issues from a different perspective.

Please explore our varied programmes to see how we do our work:

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