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DaDaFest are teaming up with NSDF!

Disability and Deaf arts organisation, DaDaFest, have launched an initiative for young Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists in partnership with NSDF. DaDaFest x NSDF is an opportunity to come together and create a piece of new and exciting work to be premiered at ...

DaDaFest are teaming up with NSDF!

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Clore Leadership - Inclusive Cultures Programme

A six-month disabled led programme for cultural leaders wanting to challenge themselves to do better around inclusion and access in their organisations or practice. Inclusive Cultures is designed by Diverse City in association with Sarah Pickthall, and commissioned by Clore ...

Clore Leadership – Inclusive Cultures Programme

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Everyone has a story to tell

This blog was based on a conversation that DJ had with Paul Morrow and Sarah Archdeacon. Our conversations moved across a number of topics and demonstrated how passionate DJ is as a dancer, teacher and the Associate Artistic Director ...

Everyone has a story to tell

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Adam Boddinson's schools perspective at the Cultural Inclusion Conference 2021

Adam Boddinson's school perspective at the Cultural Inclusion Conference 2021 Adam, the Chief Executive of NASEN, presents perspectives from schools, highlighting research which showed that schools who already understood diversity and inclusion faired better during lockdowns than those who did ...

Adam Boddinson’s schools perspective at the Cultural Inclusion Conference 2021

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Guest Blog: Being an NQT with children with special educational needs

My name is Aoife and I am a newly qualified teacher in West London. I work with children and young people with special educational needs and I am passionate about ensuring that they have the same range of opportunities as ...

Guest Blog: Being an NQT with children with special educational needs

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Anna Hoddinott's funder perspective to the Cultural Inclusion Conference 2021

Anna Hoddinott's funder perspective at the Cultural Inclusion Conference 2021 Anna presents the work John Lyon's Charity has done to progress inclusion in arts and culture and highlights the active steps they have taken to do more in this space ...

Anna Hoddinott’s funder perspective to the Cultural Inclusion Conference 2021

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Lisha Aquino Rooney's parent perspective at the Cultural Inclusion Conference 2021

Lisha Aquino Rooney's parent perspective at the Cultural Inclusion Conference 2021 Lisha shares personal stories of her son, who is autistic, experiencing art and from this provides advice to museums and galleries on how to be more welcoming to people ...

Lisha Aquino Rooney’s parent perspective at the Cultural Inclusion Conference 2021

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Stephen Unwin at the Cultural Inclusion Conference 2021

Stephen Unwin's speech to the Cultural Inclusion Conference 2021 Stephen shares the joy of living with his severely learning disabled son and warns of the dangers of negative language surrounding disabilities and the impact this has on wider society. The ...

Stephen Unwin at the Cultural Inclusion Conference 2021

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Paul Morrow's keynote to the Cultural Inclusion Conference 2021

Paul Morrow's keynote to the Cultural Inclusion Conference 2021 The co-author of the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto welcomed delegates to the conference and set out some of the challenges for the months ahead with this keynote speech. The conference on the ...

Paul Morrow’s keynote to the Cultural Inclusion Conference 2021

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Portraits of Grit at the Cultural Inclusion Conference 2021

April Li presents Portraits of Grit to the Cultural Inclusion Conference 2021 This is the second video from the conference to be released. The conference on the 26th February 2021, brought together disabled people, parents, disability organisations, schools and arts ...

Portraits of Grit at the Cultural Inclusion Conference 2021

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First video from the Cultural Inclusion Conference 2021

Marsha de Cordova, the Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, welcomes delegates to the Cultural Inclusion Conference 2021 This is the first video from the conference to be released. More of the presentations will follow once they have ...

First video from the Cultural Inclusion Conference 2021

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Guest Blog: What Indoor Cultural Institutions Can Learn from Outdoor Art

Let’s be honest. Lockdown has been a ghastly time, particularly for autistic individuals who manage better with a routine, consistency, social interaction with individuals with whom they are familiar and can trust, and plenty of time and space to be ...

Guest Blog: What Indoor Cultural Institutions Can Learn from Outdoor Art

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Why a conference on inclusion now?

There is no more of an opportune moment to discuss cultural inclusion. We know that during the pandemic there have been huge movements forward that have enabled meaningful access and inclusion. People who work in this space have continued to ...

Why a conference on inclusion now?

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Guest Blog: The highs and lows of Covid Culture

Aside from the challenges of home schooling three children, 2 on the autism spectrum, it has been a difficult time for the life of this museum access consultant. The simple fact that I have gone from being busier than I ...

Guest Blog: The highs and lows of Covid Culture

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Cultural Inclusion in the age of COVID

26th February 2021 - Virtual conference - Save the date The Cultural Inclusion Manifesto is a campaign to ensure that disabled people have access to all aspects of culture and heritage. As creators and consumers; as employees and volunteers; as the ...

Cultural Inclusion in the age of COVID

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Arts Council England Strategy 2020-2030

Arts Council England has released its strategy ‘Let’s Create’ for the next 10 years and puts inclusion high on the agenda. “The support that we give to creative practitioners, particularly D/deaf and disabled people, those from Black and minority ethnic ...

Arts Council England Strategy 2020-2030

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The Inclusive Action Plan - in GEM Access and Inclusion

The Inclusive Action Plan has been included in GEM’s Access and Inclusion publication, see more (p27) ...

The Inclusive Action Plan – in GEM Access and Inclusion

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Why the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto?

See Paul Morrow’s slides and notes from his presentation to the New Voices Conference, with HM Chief Inspector of Education in the audience. The presentation outlines the need for The Cultural Inclusion Manifesto, how it came about, what has been ...

Why the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto?

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Cultural Inclusion Progress Update

It has been very busy here at the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Anita, Rachael and Matt in pushing the conversation further and ensuring that inclusion is very much part of the agenda. We are ...

Cultural Inclusion Progress Update

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No access, no public funding?

Five years after first highlighting discriminatory attitudes in ArtsProfessional, the Government’s Disability Champion for Arts and Culture Andrew Miller reflects on progress towards inclusion. See more ...

No access, no public funding?

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The Inclusive Access Plan

Rationale The Cultural Inclusion manifesto not only seeks to be a space where best inclusive practice can be shared across a number of fields, it also seeks to be a platform for activism for positive change with a focus on ...

The Inclusive Access Plan

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Prom 24: Relaxed Prom at the Royal Albert Hall

The BBC Philharmonic performs Russian classics by Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky in a more relaxed environment – suitable for children and adults with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities, as well as individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind and ...

Prom 24: Relaxed Prom at the Royal Albert Hall

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Cultural Inclusion House of Commons Event

Sharon Hodgson MP hosted the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto reception at the House of Commons on the 22nd January 2019. The event was a celebration of the growing commitment to the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto and for arts and culture being open ...

Cultural Inclusion House of Commons Event

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