25.11.2021

Europe beyond access

Arts & Disability: Join the launch of the final Time To Act report

What are the barriers experienced by disabled people when accessing the arts?

On 3 December 2021, on the International Day for People with Disabilities, Europe Beyond Access will present the final results of the report Time to Act: How lack of knowledge in the cultural sector creates barriers for disabled artists and audiences.

Authored by On the Moveo and commissioned by the British Council through Europe Beyond Access, this ground-breaking study spans 42 countries and includes a wide range of statistics and quotes from in-depth interviews.

Register and join the debate with the authors and a number of artists, cultural managers and cultural policymakers.

About this event

Join the British Council, On the Move, and the partners of Europe Beyond Access as we launch this ground-breaking major new study, spanning 42 countries, into the barriers that disabled people experience when accessing the arts.

  • How many European programmers are actively seeking work by disabled artists?
  • What are the barriers stopping mainstream cultural institutions becoming more accessible?
  • Who do Europe's cultural managers think should be providing guidance and support to help them make their programmes more accessible to disabled arts professionals?

These are just some of the questions answered by Time To Act, the first transnational study of its kind.

Online Launch Event

In this 120-minute online launch, the research authors will be in conversation with key European cultural stakeholders - exploring themes, issues and data explored in the report.

In addition, a number of Artists, Cultural Managers and Cultural Policymakers will share their responses.

Webinar participants will be invited to ask questions of the research team.

The webinar will take place in English: supported by English Language Captions; British Sign Language, and International Sign. Captions will be translated via A.I. into selected European languages - upon request.

Contributors include:

  • Caroline Bowditch: CEO, Arts Access Victoria (AUS)
  • Jo Verrent: Senior Producer, Unlimited (UK)
  • Barbara Gessler: Head of Creative Europe, European Commission
  • Geoliane Arab: International Advisor, ONDA [Office National de Diffusion Artistique] (FR)
  • Maria Vlachou: Executive Director, Acesso Cultura (PT)
  • Filip Pawlak: Artist and Producer (POL)
  • Sonja Parmentier: Artist, Teacher and Activist (NL)

After registering, attendees will be sent a Zoom link the day before the event.

3 December 2021 11:30-13:30 EET

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