Blogs

Explore the experiences of artists and promoters from around the world.

Blogs:

Long Distance for Short Films: Oska Bright visits Clermont-Ferrand Festival in France

By: Lizzie Banks On:

Lizzie Banks, producer of Carousel’s biennial Oska Bright Film Festival, reflects on her team’s recent trip to Clermont-Ferrand, Europe’s leading short film showcase and festival.
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The Aesthetics of Access

By: Paul F. Cockburn On:

Arts and equalities journalist Paul F Cockburn asks how the consideration of accessibility has influenced the aesthetics of disability theatre and performance.
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Crossing the Line Festival: leaping over barriers

By: Bella Todd On:

Arts journalist, Bella Todd reflects on Crossing the Line festival, a collaboration between three leading learning-disability theatre companies from across Europe, finding different approaches but some shared experiences.
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Jonathan Meth on Crossing the Line

By: Bella Todd On:

Crossing the Line’s Project Dramaturg, Jonathan Meth, speaks about the significance of bringing together three learning disabled theatre companies from across Europe, and the fascinating conversations that arose.
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Crossing the Line: an introduction

By: Bella Todd On:

Arts journalist, Bella Todd gives an overview of Crossing the Line festival, which took place in Roubaix, France from 24-26 January 2017, bringing together leading learning disability theatre companies from England, Sweden and France.
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Sarah Munro on supporting disabled artists

By: Joe Turnbull On:

Sarah Munro became Director of internationally renowned gallery, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in November 2015. Throughout her career in the arts, Munro has played a part in nurturing and showcasing work by disabled artists. Joe Turnbull caught up with her to discuss her career thus far, recent projects at BALTIC, and what the landscape looks like for the future.
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Agents for Change

By: Kate Lovell On:

Kate Lovell, disabled theatre-maker and Agent for Change at Theatre Royal Stratford East, unpacks the meaning of her unusual job title, exploring how this Arts Council England initiative is a unique model for improving access to theatre for disabled people as artists and audiences.
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Disability Arts Online's Curated Profile List

By: Colin Hambrook On:

Colin Hambrook, Editor of Disability Arts Online curates a list of artists and companies who in the process of developing their work, have shifted a few definitions of the possibilities and challenges that art can present.
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Exploring access at Tate Modern

By: Marcus Dickey Horley On:

Tate Modern’s Curator of Public programmes, Marcus Dickey Horley explains how thinking around access informed the design of the new Switch House building, shares details of some of the organisation’s regular accessible tours and talks about bringing French artist, Philip Parreno’s current commission, Anywhen to the Turbine Hall. 
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The possibilities of captioning and live subtitles

By: Melanie Sharpe On:

Stagetext is a national charity which captions and live subtitles in theatres and cultural venues, enabling access to the arts for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audiences. Melanie Sharpe, the organisation’s CEO explains the differences between the two and shares some of the exciting recent innovations in the field.
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