PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENTS: WORK IN NON-TRADITIONAL SPACES
Friday 6th August, 11.30am - 1.30pm - Online
Access Coventry is a series of online training sessions targeted at professional artists and the small-scale independent arts sector based in Coventry and Warwickshire.
These training sessions are aimed at equipping artists with knowledge and practical strategies to provide for different audiences with different access needs.
This sixth session in our series focuses on physical impairments and work in non-traditional spaces.
Keynote speakers include:
Dan Edge is a Professional Actor, Wrestler, Model and Circus Aerial Performer that just happens to have Cerebral Palsy. He works on the Equity Deaf and Disabled Members Committee who fight for better representation, conditions, and opportunities for Deaf and Disabled people working in the performing arts. He also works with C Talent as an Executive Consultant liaising with TV, Film and Theatre companies to improve their working practice in terms of representation of Deaf and Disabled talent and audiences..
Joint Artistic Directors, Managers & Performers Joshua Patel, Gareth Price-Baghurst & Jessica Rowe founded The Fabularium in 2010. The company devise and perform stories depicted through various mediums from acrobatic and circus skills to mask and puppetry, live music and storytelling. Their work ranges from midscale vibrant cart shows to energetic walkabout animations, bringing a burst of vitality to any outdoor space.
Our speakers will be sharing their knowledge and experiences of common barriers audiences from lower economic backgrounds may encounter and how they are working towards overcoming these. At the end of the session, you will gain an understanding of good practice and identify some simple steps to take to make your events more accessible.
Each training session is designed to help you up-skill and increase your understanding of the experiences or access needs of audiences. To get the most out of this course we encourage you to attend as many of the events as you can.
Access Coventry is the first step of many on our citywide journey of creating a manifesto aimed at making Coventry a more accessible place to experience culture.