As the Unlimited commissioning programme prepares to become an independent organisation in its own right, Paul F. Cockburn examines what that will mean for disabled artists, staff, governance and decision-making.
What has been the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on those who are blind or have low levels of vision? And how can cultural venues meet their needs when the doors open again? Matthew Cock asked some searching questions.
Concerns that progress towards diversity is being de-prioritised as a result of the Covid crisis have prompted a new forum from which to raise the voice of D/deaf and disabled creative practitioners and campaign for inclusion.
As cultural organisations attempt to coax reluctant individuals back into the habit of live cultural attendance, now’s the time to break down once and for all the attitudinal and physical barriers that exclude D/deaf and disabled people. Andrew Miller explains why – and how.
Theatre critics don’t engage with the work of artists with learning disabilities, but it’s time to change that and we can all play our part. Bella Todd puts forward 8 ways for bringing about that change.
If your first and preferred language is British Sign Language, what challenges do you face as a Deaf freelance artist – and what can be done to overcome them? Olivier Jamin shares his experiences and offers some advice.
The lack of affordable skills-based training and opportunities to learn from others makes it much harder for people from disadvantaged backgrounds to develop their careers in the arts. Simina Neagu and Valentina Bin took action to fill the gap.
Creating a production that allowed a young and inexperienced disabled British Asian actor to play an authentic character was a rewarding challenge that led to a rich experience for everyone involved. Pravesh Kumar tells the story.