Research aims to increase understanding of the hidden challenges facing disabled artists and musicians when recording, performing and applying for funding.
Nathan Geering explains how a hip-hop dance production has helped give a voice to young people in the care system.
Vital Spark is a national initiative aiming to create more inclusive and diverse performances for children and young people. Tara Lopez tells the story.
An evaluation finds that interactive three-month musical programmes had “particularly strong effects upon people’s communication skills and mood”.
To be completely accessible and inclusive, Circus Starr realised that it had to improve one of the least glamourous aspects of its set-up - its toilets. Sarah Hall tells the story.
A Leeds-based collective has named a lack of accessible toilets, snobbish staff and ‘mega-expensive’ coffee among continuing barriers to equality.
Data from the Government’s Taking Part survey also suggests that 2017/18 saw record levels of arts engagement in England as a whole, though changes to the questionnaire could be skewing the findings.
By taking a robust approach to understanding the social class make-up of the workforce, the cultural sector can address entrenched inequalities. Dave O’Brien suggests a way forward.
The research centre will aim to “pre-empt the needless wheel-spinning, data-churning and combative cross-talking that has characterised much of the past debate” about cultural value.
Two reports commissioned by Arts Council England found that cost and lack of confidence are major barriers to youth engagement.
New funding aims to bring disabled artists into the mainstream of European dance and theatre, and build a network committed to presenting their work.
The scheme, which offers free theatre tickets to young Black people, is hoping to expand following two successful crowdfunding campaigns.
New research has found three quarters of Deaf and disabled gig goers feel discriminated against when booking tickets for live music events.
Working with a children’s hospice has allowed Birmingham Hippodrome to make its productions accessible to families who might otherwise miss out, and it has learnt a lot along the way, says Nichole Cooper.
A collaboration with the Wolfson Foundation will see theatres of all sizes eligible for up to £20k in funding this year to make their buildings more accessible.
Raquel Meseguer triggered a security alert when she lay on the floor at the Southbank Centre. She shares the work she has been doing ever since to help arts venues become more welcoming to those with chronic pain.
A lack of online information is leaving many publicly funding arts venues inaccessible to deaf and disabled members of the public, a new VocalEyes report has warned.
Oldham Coliseum’s new extension will provide access for everyone to future-proof itself in a borough that is home to many people with disabilities, writes Kevin Shaw.
The gallery will hold regular ‘Autism Hours’ with dimmed lights, reduced noise and break-out spaces available.
Andrew Miller, a regular visitor to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, shares his shocking experiences of inaccessible venues, poor seats and the city’s precarious pavements.