Richard Andersson

Richard Andersson

Richard Andersson


Richard Andersson (b. Oct. 1982) is a Copenhagen-based Danish/Faroese/Icelandic bassist and composer. Andersson is known as "one of the most interesting characters of the Danish jazz scene" according to Iver Rod of Gaffa Music Magazine. Andersson grew up in a musical family, but did not show much interest in music until

Oriente Occidente festival 2022

Festival Taking place in Rovereto, Italy, from 3-10 September 2022, Europe Beyond Access partner Oriente Occidente will be incorporating SubPac technology and audio introductions to performances to ensure that Deaf, hard-of-hearing, Blind and visually impaired audiences have access to the festival programme. The performances that will feature the use of SubPacs are: é

Małopolska Empathetic Culture programme, a regional approach to improving disabled access in Poland

Case Study, Organisations

Since 2016, the Małopolska Empathetic Culture project has strived to increase the presence of disabled people in the cultural life and institutions found within the Polish region of Małopolska. Managed and led by the Małopolska Culture Institute in Krakow (MIK), the goal of the project has been to encourage disabled

Time to Act: preliminary findings

Time to Act: How lack of knowledge in the cultural sector creates barriers for disabled artists and audiences An international closed-group webinar for European policymakers, funders, directors, staff at Ministries of Culture, and cultural professionals. On 27 April, the British Council and On the Move presented the initial findings of a major

Open letter to major European policymakers demands full participation of people with disabilities in the arts

December 3, 2020

On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020, members of the European Arts & Disability Cluster have written an open letter to multiple European policymakers to ensure the European cultural programme 2021-2027 has the full participation of people with disabilities as artists, as arts professionals and as audiences. The cluster

Belfast International Arts Festival’s first foray into digital access

Case Study

Belfast International Arts Festival is a cross-arts annual festival which takes place in October, usually spread across multiple venues throughout the city. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the festival online for its 2020 iteration. Joe Turnbull speaks to members of the team about how they tackled digital access for the

SMouTh – Synergy of Music Theatre

SMouTh – Synergy of Music Theatre


SMouTh is the eldest and most active music theatre company in the Greek region. Set-up in 2001 by emerging artists, it has since developed a large field of cultural, creative and educational activities, such as performing arts and media workshops for both youth and adults, professional and educational stage creations,

Country Profile: Greece

Country Profile

Two disabled artists – Filareti Papadopoulou, dancer, performer and vice president of ARTOGETHER, and Vassilis Oikonomou, actor, director, drama teacher, and founder of the THEAMA professional inclusive theatre ensemble – explore Greece, a country that boasts numerous inclusive groups and individual artists doing important work both within and beyond its

Battersea Arts Centre: creating the world’s first ‘relaxed venue’

Case Study, Organisations

Colin Hambrook, Editor of Disability Arts Online looks at the collaboration between Touretteshero and London's Battersea Arts Centre, a multi-arts venue, which has sought to expand the concept of a relaxed performance across the entire culture and practices of the organisation. Battersea Arts Centre's recently refurbished Grand Hall. Photo: Fred Howarth. Battersea



ImPArt original production Gravity (and other attractions). Photograph: Giannis Chatziantoniou 'ImPArt - Performing Arts redesigned for immediate accessibility' is an international project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, which takes accessibility a step further. The aesthetics of access become a source of inspiration and encourage experimentation. The