Handiclapped is a non-profit charity based in Berlin. 
We have about 40 members. 
Our aim is to promote inclusion through live music. 
We want to help musicians with disability and inclusive bands to get more gigs.  
The goal is to

  • …create joint experiences through live music as a universal language. 
  • … and break down prejudices and barriers in people’s minds.

Concerts

Handiclapped organizes concerts (mostly rock, but also anything from punk to classic).
Always one band with musicians with disability performs and one without. 
The concerts take place in accessible rooms. 
They take place early at night.
Entry fee is mostly only 5 Euro (assistants free). 
The concept is, that different bands, technicians, and audience come together. 
Since 2008 we organized over 350 concerts. 

Network

Alone in Germany there are probably over 300 inclusive bands.  
With Pinc Music we give already over 60 of them a platform. 
Goal is to inspire event organizers to give inclusive acts a stage. 

Handiclapped bands

We support two inclusive bands directly:

  • RockAntrieb
  • Die Befreiten

Workshops

Handiclapped organizes band workshops. 
People of any abilities get empowered to play a song in a band.
These acts perform at one of our concerts. 

Congress “Live Music and Inclusion”

Every other year we organize a congress.
It brings together different inclusive music projects.
For talks, workshops and naturally a concert with party. 
You can see the variety of participants in a short video at 
https://youtu.be/fYUUXpm6MvE (with subtitles).

Band Online Meetings

Different inlusive acts and project makers get together.
Everyone can introduce their project, ask questions or simply listen in. 

Radio show

Handiclapped has a monthly radio show at rockradio.de 
We mostly play music from inclusive bands. 

Finance

Handiclapped is financed via project funds. 
This is a year to year task. 
Project funding almost always asks for 10% or 20% own funds. 
By design our concerts and other projects are not profitable.
So Handiclapped always depends on donations.