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19th July 2013 Sara Lock

Resources tagged with "disabled"

How I Cope – Jonathan Stone

How I Cope  is an on-going blog series where colleagues from across the sector – and at different stages of their career – share their experiences of self-care and wellbeing.        Mental health and balancing work and life is increasingly recognised as essential to our happiness and ability to make the most of our talents. By encouraging greater awareness and exchanging tips and helpful advice,  How I Cope aims to create a space for us to support each other, and the health of our sector in general.       Jonathan Stone is an artist / performer / musician    How I Cope A few years ago, I began to fall over. I …

Published:2019 Type: blog


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Engaging audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities

Learn how Frozen Light developed a show and worked with venues on its tour to engage audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD).

By Frozen LightPublished:2016 Type: case-study


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A Place of Constant Surprises – The making of a community play

Hannahs at Seale-Hayne, a charity in South Devon, was opened in 2010 as an innovative solution to the lack of appropriate facilities for people with disabilities once they reach adulthood. Working with guests, visitors and staff, a ground-breaking piece of new theatre was created telling the stories of the people at Hannahs at Seale-Hayne. Through creative workshops and one-to-one interviews, a final draft of the play with the working title A Place of Constant Surprises was produced. This evaluation report looks at the processes and benefits gained from this project as well as exploring the potential implications for this and future projects.

Published:2015 Type: case-study


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Using public art to engage with visually impaired children

This case study demonstrates how a Queensland school uses interactive artwork to communicate information and enable learning for visually impaired children.  The case study outlines the key outcomes and findings of the project as well as future plans for continuation of this worthy initiative.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Engaging children with disabilities in libraries

This article by The Reading Agency describes how the Chatterbooks programme uses multi-sensory stories to engage with children with disabilities. Libraries involved in this programme have developed valuable links with local special educational needs schools whilst enabling disabled children and young people to have greater access to services and activities in their local and wider community.

Published:2014 Type: article


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Taking accessibility online

This Australian case study outlines a two stage approach taken to ensuring young people with disabilities, their families and carers are able to access and participate in arts and cultural services in Western Australia. The project was led by Propel Youth Arts WA in partnership with the Swan Friendship Club of Western Australia and Junkadelic. The case study is from ‘Open Arts: Reflections on the Disability and the Arts Inclusion Initiative in Western Australia’ (a partnership between the Department of Culture and the Arts and the Arts and Disability Services Commission).

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Growing community arts with people with disabilities

This Australian case study gives an overview of an ongoing partnership between the Victoria Park Centre for the Arts and Nulsen (acknowledged as a leader in Australia in the field of caring for people with profound and severe disabilities). The partnership was designed to enable Nulsen residents to thrive in the artist community and find a place in the larger Victoria Park community. This case study is from ‘Open Arts: Reflections on the Disability and the Arts Inclusion Initiative in Western Australia’ (a partnership between the Department of Culture and the Arts and the Arts and Disability Services Commission).

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Experiencing the arts through touch

In partnership with Vision Australia and Sculpture by the Sea, The Art Gallery of Western Australia held tactile tours at the 2009 Sculpture by the Sea exhibition at Cottesloe Beach for people with visual impairments. This case study outlines the key planning stages, implementation and key learnings of the award winning touch tour and is from ‘Open Arts: Reflections on the Disability and the Arts Inclusion Initiative in Western Australia’ (a partnership between the Department of Culture and the Arts and the Arts and Disability Services Commission).

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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A guide for use and understanding of appropriate language

Graeae is the UK’s foremost disabled-led theatre company. Its audiences include Deaf, disabled and non-disabled people. This guide provides some basic guidelines for use of language and being confident with using language around disability. Appropriate use of language helps demonstrate that an organisation is committed to providing a welcoming environment and is the first step to ensuring good customer service for disabled patrons.

Published:2014 Type: guide-toolkit


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How to make effective use of an annual report

This non-arts case study demonstrates how to make effective use of an annual report. We learn how a charitable organisation, The Scotland Yard Adventure Centre (known as ‘The Yard’), with the help of Tayburn (brand and reputation agency), overhauled their annual report with incredible results. The Yard is a purpose built indoor and outdoor adventure play service for children with disabilities (perhaps you saw them on BBC Children in Need and DIY SOS: The Big Build).  Given their small marketing budget, the annual report is their key communications tool. Tayburn helped The Yard to successfully tell their story from two …

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Increasing demand among hard-to-reach groups

A summary of the findings from ‘Culture on Demand’ research, which explored how demand is formed for the arts, the practical barriers for disabled people and what influences engagement among black and minority ethnic audiences and lower socio-economic groups. It includes two case studies: Balti Buses and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.

Published:2013 Type: article


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Understanding disabled people as audiences

A report looking at how cultural organisations can better understand disabled people as audiences, the barriers they may face and how they access the sector. This research-based report includes data on audience behaviour, as well as an analysis of the barriers that must be overcome, such as access, and how those involved in audience development should respond. It also deals with issues of social isolation and describes ways to proactively include these audiences.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Developing video and photography to engage audiences

Recording experiences through photographs and video and sharing them on both your organisation's website and throughout social media channels can dramatically help build new and wider audiences. Since making photos and videos available online, Candoco - a dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers - has been able to keep its digital platforms fresh and up to date whilst engaging with audiences who are not able to see them in live performance.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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A guide to monitoring audience diversity

As cultural marketers it's important to understand how representative our audience is. These guidelines offer meaningful and ethical ways to monitor the diversity of an audience - going beyond simply a 'tick box' exercise. You'll find advice on planning, collecting information, representative sampling, and questionnaire design. It covers how to monitor ethnicity and disability, young people, sexual orientation, religion. There's also a section on how to analyse, interpret and disseminate your data.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Our Creative Talent – the voluntary and amateur arts in England

An in-depth study of voluntary and amateur arts groups and informal adult learning in the arts in England. Commissioned by DCMS and Arts Council England to improve the knowledge base on the voluntary and amateur arts sector in England, it is the first of its kind on a national scale and represents the first step towards developing a comprehensive understanding of a very complex sector.

Published:2013 Type: research


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What is best practice in accessible marketing?

This short document summarises the main best practice principles arts marketers and audience development officers should use when preparing their marketing materials for a diverse audience. It particularly relates to physical and learning disabilities or difficulties.

By Mickey FellowesPublished:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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The everyday practice of leadership

Tim Wheeler shares Mind the Gap theatre company's aim to make it possible for learning-disabled and non-disabled artists to work together as equals – not as therapist and client or facilitator and participant, but as artists working together. He looks at the processes in place to achieve this aim, how he works as a leader and what he has learned about leadership.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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How live music events can be made more open to deaf and disabled customers Part 3: Appendices

State of Access Report is a systematic research into access and inclusion within the music industry. It examines views and approaches to access across the industry and sets out recommendations to ensure that all venues follow best practice. In particular, it includes suggestions for an ‘Event Standard’ to which all venues should subscribe. The study was user-led, with research conducted by Deaf and disabled music-lovers who are directly affected by these issues.

Published:2013 Type: research


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How live music events can be made more open to deaf and disabled customers Part 1 Exec Summary

This State of Access Report is a systematic research into access and inclusion within the music industry. It examines views and approaches to access across the industry and sets out recommendations to ensure that all venues follow best practice. In particular, it includes suggestions for an ‘Event Standard’ to which all venues should subscribe. The study was user-led, with research conducted by Deaf and disabled music-lovers who are directly affected by these issues. This is the Executive Summary of the full report.

Published:2013 Type: research


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How live music events can be made more open to deaf and disabled customers Part 2

This State of Access Report is a systematic research into access and inclusion within the music industry. It examines views and approaches to access across the industry and sets out recommendations to ensure that all venues follow best practice. In particular, it includes suggestions for an ‘Event Standard’ to which all venues should subscribe. The study was user-led, with research conducted by Deaf and disabled music-lovers who are directly affected by these issues.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Access toolkit for use by outdoor arts and street art organisations

This comprehensive access toolkit from the Independent Street Arts Network sets the context for of policy around access for all and the laws around access. It covers every aspect from actions before the event, to working with deaf and disabled performers, marketing, volunteers, to managing the event itself and reviewing and evaluating the event afterwards.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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How arts organisations in the North West addressed new ways of developing audiences

This report gathers the findings from a number of initiatives by arts organisations around the North West to develop new audiences among specific low engagement groups, including disabled people, culturally diverse groups and young people. There is also a toolkit to help arts marketers and audience development and engagement staff carry on such work themselves.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Find information and guidelines for access in buildings following the Disability Discrimination Act

‘Action for Access’ are guidelines for how to approach ensuring arts buildings are accessible for all users and audiences. The follow the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. And pull together the leading example of several arts venues across the country. They are useful for building managers and arts marketers or audience development professions wishing to ensure their venue is accessible for all audiences.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Find further information and corrections to the guidelines for access in buildings

These amendments update the earlier guidelines issued, and include contacts for related professional bodies. They are useful for building managers and arts marketers or audience development professions wishing to ensure their venue is accessible for all audiences, following the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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An evaluation of 15 programmes of work with arts and disabled people

As part of its second year of activity under the New Audiences Programme, North West Arts Board worked with 15 organisations across the region to undertake action research in the area of Arts and Disabled People.  This evaluation report takes you through the process, from application through to final reporting, the key outcomes, what worked well and what didn't, and offers lessons and implications for future activity.

Published:2013 Type: research


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CreativePeople Cultural Diversity and Disability Co-ordinators – an overview

Whilst the New Audiences Programme focuses on audiences, CreativePeople is about CPD at a national and cross-artform level, and the Cultural Diversity and Disability Co-orinators roles played a vital part in developing projects and supporting a network of coaches and mentors.  This report outlines some of the key evaluation findings surrounding that work.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Promoting good health through the arts

This case study describes the 'Arts on Prescription goes for a Walk' programme - an innovative development of an already existing scheme. The project attracted ten adults suffering from a range of mental health issues who used natural materials found in a parkland to create temporary installations. You'll find a description of the project, alongside key evaluation findings.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Approaches to inclusive development work: evaluation of a disability co-ordinator

This research report provides an evaluation of the work undertaken by a Creative People Disability Co-ordinator employed by Arts Council England. It evaluates the process of developing a series of six projects over the first year of a two year project. The work aimed to increase the ability of Creative People's networks to respond, and include disability organisations and disabled arts professionals. It identifies successful learning points and approaches to inclusive development work.

Published:2013 Type: research


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A report on young people’s involvement in the arts

This report details the outcomes of Mencap’s three consultations that took place between 2007 and 2009 aimed at discovering how people with a learning disability are engaged with the arts in England. They included young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities in the consultation and sought to cover as broad a geography and range of abilities as possible. Mencap wanted to know what type of arts activities they do, what type of arts activities they would like to do and what problems they have when doing arts activities.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Improving access to arts for audiences and artists with disabilities

This long and honest report evaluates the experience of the NorDAF projects as part of New Audiences, looking at barriers to the arts for disabled people, with Theatre Royal Newcastle, Tyne and Wear Museums, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Arts, Northern Print Studios. This case study has lessons equally on how to set up and run such projects, which arts markets may find useful in a climate of increased collaborative working.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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10 ways to make your website more accessible

How can you make your arts website more accessible to disabled and deaf people? This guide explains ten simple, tried-and-tested ways for making your cultural organisation's site work across the board, illustrated by real-world examples.

By ShapePublished:2012 Type: guide-toolkit


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