Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Time to Act | Launch of final report | Online Launch event

How lack of knowledge in the cultural sector creates barriers for disabled artists and audiences?

3 December, 2021
11:30 – 13:30 EET

This ground-breaking research report authored by On The Move, and commissioned by the British Council in the context of Europe Beyond Access issues the barriers that disabled people experience when accessing the arts.

  • How many European programmers are actively seeking work by disabled artists?
  • What are the barriers stopping mainstream cultural institutions becoming more accessible?
  • Who do Europe’s cultural managers think should be providing guidance and support to help them make their programmes more accessible to disabled arts professionals?

These are just some of the questions answered by this research. Spanning 42 countries, Time To Act provides the first transnational evidence that lack of knowledge in the mainstream cultural sector is a key barrier preventing disabled artists and arts professionals participating equally in European culture.

In this 120-minute online launch, the research authors will be in conversation with key European cultural stakeholders – exploring themes, issues and data explored in the report. In addition, a number of Artists, Cultural Managers and Cultural Policymakers will share their responses. Webinar participants will be invited to ask questions of the research team.

The study is part of the large-scale Arts and Disability project, Europe Beyond Access. Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, this initiative aims to support disabled artists to break the glass ceilings of the contemporary theatre and dance sectors.

The core partners of the project are British Council (operating for this project in the UK and Poland), Onassis Stegi (Greece), Holland Dance Festival (The Netherlands), Kampnagel (Germany), Per.Art (Serbia), Skånes Dansteater (Sweden), and Oriente Occidente (Italy).

Register here.

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