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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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 Manifesto House of Commons Event

Cultural Inclusion Manifesto Equal access to the arts for children and young people with disabilities A briefing to support press, speakers and policy teams (click here to download this page as a pdf) Sharon Hodgson MP hosts the Cultural Inclusion…

Snowman and Paddington Performance

Everyone is welcome at the Royal Albert Hall’s Relaxed Performance of The Snowman™ and Paddington Bear™, this Christmas. Enjoy a double-bill of classic stories, with musical accompaniment from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, in a relaxed setting. See more Delight your…

Village School – barriers to access

The Village School session at the Cultural Inclusion Conference asked ‘How do we make things that are not happening happen?’ They explored the barriers for disabled people accessing culture and arts, these are some of their responses:

nasen Connect on Cultural Inclusion

Have a look at this article on the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto in nasen Connect. The magazine from the National Association of Special Educational Needs is published every two months and is sent to it’s Silver and Gold members who are…

Cultural Inclusion Conference – 18th October 2018

We were delighted to hold the inaugural Cultural Inclusion Conference on 18 October. Over 100 delegates from across education, arts and cultural organisations and disability bodies came together to explore access to arts and culture for people with young people…

NASEN offer for cultural organisations

At the cultural inclusion conference at the Hammersmith Lyric last week, I promised to send you some information about how you can engage with nasen moving forwards.  Our offer around cultural inclusion continues to evolve, but there are two ways…

State of Museum Access 2018

VocalEyes, in collaboration with Stagetext and Autism in Museums are delighted to publish the State of Museum Access 2018 and launch the Museum Access Pledge. See more

Support for the arts in schools

Labour and Prince Charles vow to support creativity in schools, the Guardian reports. Artists and politicians at Royal Albert Hall event voice concerns over slide of arts in school. See more

Link: RA Summer Exhibition

Author of the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto and Lead Practitioner of the Creative Arts at Westminster Special Schools, Paul Morrow, leads a curated 30-minute tour of five works from this year’s Summer Exhibition. 2nd August 2018. See more    

Link: A Long Letter to Joey

There is much debate about curriculum content at the moment. A significant and feisty debate on the cultural canon for our schools. This great piece from Stephen Unwin shows why it is so important that the art and culture we…

Link: Is Silence Golden?

Blog by Martin Boniface. Last month, my son, Harry was excited to go to the theatre. Harry has severe learning disabilities, epilepsy and no speech, Harry loves animals and when his Dimensions support worker took him to see Into the Woods, a…

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