A blog written by Freelance Artist, Raising the Bar Project lead and Neurodiversity in Arts Consultant Gaia Redgrave focussing on access in the arts for those who are neurodiverse and/or disabled. This blog is intended as a resource for artists, organisations and funders alike.
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This week I had my first meeting at The Orchards specialist school in Flixton, Trafford to talk about how to introduce and adapt Statue performance/workshop for the school setting. I specifically wanted to work with this school as it believes […]
Bursary schedule The aim of my proposed bursary activity was to research and develop making my work accessible to children by integrating Makaton language to communicate signs within the work. There were some changes to my original schedule due to […]
I have been researching online guides on how to produce accessible performance and I found this clearly explained working document by ‘unlimited’ arts commissioning program for disabled artists, titled Demystifying Access. The guide opens with a statement: ‘If you care […]
My aim with this work was to make my Unknown Statue workshop & performance Makaton friendly which I feel was a success. I started with a relaxed performance of a maximum of 25 people and in the second session 75 […]
I had my first 1-2-1 rehearsal with Helen Adams through a Skype link which was my first time performing to someone in this way. Originally I wanted to be in a physical space but actually working like this is a […]
To support my artistic practice I work part-time as an Audience Interviewer in the cultural sector, which has informed my work & I regularly receive neurodiverse audience feedback of the lack of access to interpretation in museums & galleries, which is […]
I will develop making my work accessible to children using an extract from my performance Unknown Statue integrating Makaton language to communicate signs & symbols within the work. Supported by a-n bursary 2019 programme supporting self-determined professional development.
A blog post in which I finally understand the importance of relationship managers in professional development and funding bid success as an autistic artist. I’m back at the coalface of the Grantium portal, but this time I’m making a higher […]
Recommendations presented to Creative Industries Council to instigate industry led proposals for addressing skills issues to boost the growth and competitiveness of the Creative Industries.
Explores the barriers preventing greater equality of access to the creative and cultural sector.