Film: Five years of Europe Beyond Access

Film: Five years of Europe Beyond Access


After 5 years, the world largest transnational Arts & Disability project Europe Beyond Access, supported by the Creative Europe programme of the EU, is about to come to an end. Since 2018, we have supported hundreds of Deaf and Disabled artists across Europe and have been thrilled to see sold-out theatre

Matchbox: The Musical

A war between four walls | Based on the film by Yannis Economides The performances on 21 and 22 December 21st and 22nd, and on 12-14 January will be held according to standards of universal accessibility, in collaboration with cultural organization liminal. They will include interpretation in Greek sign language and Greek surtitles

Harbourfront Centre, Toronto: making sure ‘everyone is imagined’

Case Study

Harbourfront Centre is an international centre for contemporary arts, culture and ideas, operating a 10-acre campus in Toronto, Canada. Joe Turnbull spoke to Iris Nemani, Chief Programming Officer at Harbourfont about its engagement with disabled artists and audiences over several years, culminating in CoMotion, its first international Deaf and Disability

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

Al. Di. Qua: a video manifesto demanding recognition of disabled artists


Europe Beyond Access supports the dissemination of Al. Di. Qua.’s video manifesto, as part of the project’s role advocating for change in the cultural sector.Al. Di. Qua. is an Italian association formed of leading disabled artists, with the aim of advocating for the cultural rights of disabled artists and cultural

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


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

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

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)

Toolkit 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


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