|Event: Online Panel
Disabled artists in the mainstream: a new cultural agenda for Europe
The topic of conversation will be arts and disability, and in particular a report published last year: "Disabled artists in the mainstream: a new cultural agenda for Europe". The Report outlines the central importance of access to the arts for disabled people as artists, audiences, and arts professionals.
The event will be livestreamed to Facebook Events, from Acesso Cultura and @europebeyondaccess’ pages.:
Download the report. The report is also available in French and Polish.
|More information about Diana Niepce|
Diana is a Europe Beyond Access artist She is a Portuguese disabled dancer and choreographer who uses shock, nudity and techniques that disrupt social norms to explore the sexuality of disabled people and the objectification of non-normative bodies.
Watch Diana in action:
The British Council commissioned Diana to write two blogs, one of which, "From Portugal to Poland", describes her experience undertaking a residency in Poland with learning disabled-led company Teatr 21.
Europe Beyond Access is an ambitious 4-year programme designed to internationalise the careers of disabled artists and revolutionise Europe’s performing arts scene.
The programme consists of an extensive plan of activity including new commissions, workshops, residencies, toolkits, networking events, performances, creative laboratories, artist interviews and films.
The core objectives of Europe Beyond Access are to:
- Contribute to artistic innovation of disabled artists in Europe
- Revolutionise the programming palette in European performing arts through showcasing world-class disability-led work and creating a network of experienced programmers interested in commissioning and presenting artists
- Increase interest in disability-led work
- Create the best possible industry conditions to source, develop, produce and present work of disabled artists
Europe Beyond Access is building a network of organisations committed to commissioning, presenting and supporting disabled artists.
The core partners of the project are British Council (operating for this project in the UK and Poland), Oriente Occidente (Italy), Onassis Stegi (Greece), Holland Dance Festival (The Netherlands), Kampnagel (Germany), Per.Art (Serbia), and Skånes Dansteater (Sweden). It is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission.
International partnerships like these are crucial for the circulation of creative ideas, supporting experimentation and the work of disabled artists, building audiences and strengthening the European arts sector.
There are many ways you can take part and support Europe Beyond Access.