The Arts Council has published a new policy and strategy in the area of arts and disability, which will assist it to address issues of equity, access and participation for artists and audiences with disabilities over a five-year period.
The new policy outlines the Arts Council’s support and understanding of arts and disability practice and the make-up of the sector. The policy is built on a set of key values including a commitment to equality and inclusion and recognition of the complexity and diversity of the people and practices involved.
The strategy takes a holistic approach with measures designed to mainstream access alongside a series of strategic targeted supports and a programme to build capacity both within the Arts Council and across the arts sector. The publication of the policy and strategy follows a period of development and consultation with key stakeholders over a period of years, which broadened and intensified in 2012 as a means of capturing a wide range of perspectives. It is envisaged that the Arts Council and the sector will work together over the coming years to maximise the effects of the strategy and to inform wider policy and practice.
The policy is available to download in word format below:
- Arts and Disability Policy and Strategy 2012-2016.doc (0.15 MB, MS Word)
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