Time to Act: Two Years On, Data-led insights on Performing Arts and Disability in Europe

Time to Act: Two Years On, Data-led insights on Performing Arts and Disability in Europe

Toolkit

Two years on from the ground-breaking Time to Act report, British Council has commissioned On the Move - to conduct a follow-up report looking further into the knowledge gaps in the cultural sector that contribute towards inequalities for disabled artists and audiences.  This new report reveals data-led insights into the accessibility,

Panel: Dis_rupting the museum


How are Deaf and disabled performing artists challenging the ways we think about art and its spaces? Chiara Bersani, Seeking Unicorns: photo Alice Brazzit Our experience of galleries and museums are dominated by normative bodies. But which bodies are not present and what are disabled artists doing to change this? Inspired by Italian

Europe Beyond Access presents ‘Learning Disabled Leaders in Theatre and Dance’

Film

Find out how learning disabled leaders in theatre and dance are challenging perceptions of the creative potential of disabled artists and breaking the boundaries in the performing arts. https://youtu.be/UZ4CVp_51RQ In this short film, five learning disabled choreographers, performers and interdisciplinary artists from Serbia, Germany and the UK reflect on their sources

Time to Act: How lack of knowledge in the cultural sector creates barriers for disabled artists and audiences

Toolkit

Time to Act: final full report published A research report authored by On The Move, and commissioned by the British Council in the context of Europe Beyond Access. Spanning 42 countries, Time To Act provides the first transnational evidence that lack of knowledge in the mainstream cultural sector is a key barrier

Europe Beyond Access presents ‘Arts, disability and social change’

Film

Discover how a generation of disabled dancers, choreographers and interdisciplinary artists are creating social change through the work that they make. https://youtu.be/OpeK6lPyNuI?list=PLdiB3YQ6fPnk5oUHsVP9L_V6WtWUztJ7- Artists involved in Europe Beyond Access from USA, Sweden, Poland, UK, Portugal and Austria reflect on how they are confronting the normative gaze and making a political statement by taking

Relaxed Performances: a comparative study across six countries

Case Study

Between April 2018 and April 2020, French-based organisation Ciné-ma différence commissioned a comparative survey of 16 organisations* delivering Relaxed-style Performances in France, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Switzerland. The resulting report also includes a toolkit with a series of recommendations so that other organisations can implement

Beginner’s Guide to Inclusive Dance Teaching (from Holland Dance Festival and Stopgap Dance Company)

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https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUZnILuxrUK-5E8KKh7uk9FcbD5emhY7F A new resource for dance teachers has just been launched by Holland Dance Festival and Stopgap Dance Company, supported through Europe Beyond Access. The eight-part video series is aimed at dance educators who are keen to increase the accessibility of their teaching and covers topics from: warm upsmovement explorationsdiscovering and

Time to Act report: preliminary findings published

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Launching the preliminary findings of our new report 'Time to Act: How lack of knowledge in the cultural sector creates barriers for disabled artists and audiences'. This major new study from On the Move into the barriers that disabled people experience when accessing the arts spans 40 countries. It has been

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

Art prize: winners announced


In February 2021, the British Council and Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Poland announced a competition for disabled artists who, due to barriers which exist in the cultural sector, have limited opportunities to participate in the mainstream and circulation of art. We were delighted with 82 works being submitted, spanning