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To make Southbank Centre’s Unlimited Festival a success, Wendy Martin knew that she had to improve accessibility for the 100 performers and artists with disabilities.
As the Independent Theatre Council celebrates its 40th anniversary, its members discussed touring, artists’ pay, inclusion and much more at its recent conference. Charlotte Jones reports.
Arts participation continues to grow in Northern Ireland, though attendance has fallen and engagement is declining among disabled people and those living in deprived areas.
Report finds that many arts organisations lack the expertise or resources needed to meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.
There have been very few progression routes in the performing arts for young, disabled people who want to make a career in the arts, but Claire Hodgson is aiming to change that.
A senior arts professional speaks out on discrimination in the arts, asking why “disabled people are nearly invisible with embarrassingly few leaders”.
Why are we not critically engaging with learning disability arts? Bella Todd reports on the recent Creative Minds conference.
Creu Cymru is to lead on the development of a ‘National Disabled Visitors’ Card Scheme’ in Wales.
Dance workshops, courses and events in Somerset have allowed over 400 people with mental health issues to ‘escape their troubled minds’. Viv Gordon discusses their impact.
Mat Fraser focuses his disability activism on how exhibitions in medical museums can change ideas and attitudes around disability.
Ruth Gould found her mojo on her journey through the arts into disability cultures and activism, to her current role at DaDaFest.
The Creative Minds project asks how the work of artists with a learning disability can best join the mainstream. Mark Richardson explains.
The Bloomsbury Festival in a Box outreach scheme is tackling cultural exclusion, reports Cathy Mager.
Working in partnership with a Ugandan arts organisation has been a fraught experience (an understatement) for Blackpool’s TramShed, but as Zac Hackett and Marge Ainsley report, they are not giving up.
Improvements in physical access for disabled people have not been matched by better strategies to attract audiences, says new report.
Maggie Hampton finds immensely vibrant and powerful art in Project Art Works Anthology.
The new Executive Director of Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Judith Kilvington, guides us through her career to date.
Isabel Jones talks to Esther Harris about the inspiration behind her recent work with visually impaired dance performers.
Tony Heaton reflects on how far we have come to make arts buildings accessible to all.