Community Organisation Award for Disability –
Indepen-dance was founded in 1996 by Karen Anderson on the principle of access, participation, and inclusion. For the last 25 years their aim has been to provide opportunities for disabled people to access a danceactivity via a core programme of weekly dance sessions, quarterly training programme, performances, volunteering and employment opportunities. Their artistic approach is to ensure the arts, and dance in particular, is inclusive and that disabled children, young people and adults are fully included in the creative process of making, performing and being an audience for dance. Over the years, Indepen-dance have brought many established professional musicians, dancers, artists and choreographers to Glasgow to work with the company. Pre pandemic, this exceptional organisation had over 350 people attending their core programme of 27 classes each week which ran 43 weeks per year.