Few arts venues have programmed main stage shows starring performers with learning disabilities, but new diversity requirements for England’s NPOs could change that, says Gus Garside.
A group of actors with Down’s Syndrome travelled to Lesotho in southern Africa to help change attitudes to people with learning disabilities. Jon Dafydd-Kidd tells the story.
Realising how many of its visitors had a family member with a disability was the catalyst for Z-arts to launch its inclusive family fun days. Ramsey Janini tells the story.
Nick Wesson explains how working with a disabled-led theatre company helped ARC Stockton achieve long-term sustainable change.
As one of Arts Council England’s cohort of Change Makers, Andrew Miller reflects on why he accepted the opportunity and what might change as a result.
As a small but fast-growing touring theatre company run by part-time staff, Hubbub Theatre Company has benefited from appointing a Director of Business Development. Jo Kemp explains what her job entails.
Board members have resigned following outrage at the funder’s decision to end support for a number of arts organisations that work with children and disabled people.
Frank Lyons explains how a combined academic and artistic approach has been key to the success of a new ensemble featuring disabled and non-disabled musicians.
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.
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.
Tunbridge Wells Forum has become the first venue to be accredited through Attitude is Everything’s new charter.
A debate about whether actors with learning disabilities are reached by celebrated inclusive initiatives such as Ramps on the Moon has been triggered by a new paper.
Unlimited’s Jo Verrent reflects on who has inspired her passion for equality and diversity, and why she’ll be getting her first tattoo this year.
An outdoor performance project featuring blind and visually impaired dancers and musicians has pulled passers-by into a world of ‘sonic vision’. Isabel Jones shares the effects on performers and audiences.
Watershed in Bristol has learnt from its customers with hearing impairments how to be more welcoming, including by learning basic signing. Louise Gardner tells the story.
What factors prevent disabled or marginalised adults from participating in the arts? Susan Potter shares Creative Future’s research findings and the impact they have had.
Introducing safe spaces for people with sensory issues is key to creating accessible cultural venues, according to a new report.
Graeae has successfully developed D/deaf and disabled audiences across the UK. Richard Matthews explains the principles and strategies that guide their marketing work.
What are the dynamics when a group of artists with and without learning disabilities work together? Emma Bosworth discusses the positive outcomes of the OutsiderXchanges project.
A series of portrait-painting events exploring and celebrating diversity engaged both live and online audiences. Mandy Fowler explains how people from all around the world got involved.