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Equipping Artists to create more accessible events
Access Coventry is a series of online training events for artists, producers and the small scale independent arts sector.
The aim is to equip creatives with knowledge and strategies to more effectively provide for audiences with different access needs as we move into the City of Culture year and beyond.
A space for Arts Council England’s core funded organisations and independent artists to share their visions, opportunities and collaborative ambitions.
Commissioned by: Belgrade Theatre
Supported by: Arts and Homelessness International, Culture Central, Culture Coventry, EGO Arts, Imagineer, Motionhouse, Nine Arches Press, RSC, the Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust, Warwick Arts Centre and Warwickshire Libraries
Coventry and Warwickshire’s cultural sector has a thriving ambition for collaboration and collective thinking. Mid-Point brings together organisations who are funded as part of Arts Council England’s current Investment Programme and local independent artists for an exchange of plans, ideas and conversation at Belgrade Theatre’s B2 Space on Tuesday 18th July 2023.
Join us for a day of quick fire presentations by 11 NPOs* / IPSOs* who are registered in Coventry and Warwickshire and 11 local artists or small organisations with essential visions and opportunities for the city. Find out the creative plans that are bursting out of this region over the next three years, and navigate which mid-points you might meet at to make some cultural magic in the area. Expect lots of opportunities to network, a chance to catch up with old friends (and new) as well as hot drinks and pastries.
All of the partners taking part in this event are funded by Arts Council England (ACE) as part of their three year investment programme (2023 - 20216). Of which you can find out more information here: https://bit.ly/445spsQ
*ACE - Arts Council England
*NPO - National Portfolio Organisation
*IPSO - Investment Principles Support Organisation
All supporting partners have contributed their time and some resources to pay for the artist presenter fees and access costs for attendees. Please see below for access considerations and get in contact with email@example.com if your requirements are not currently met. We recommend getting in contact with us as soon as possible so that we can put plans in place to enable the richest possible experience for you.
We look forward to meeting you all at Coventry and Warwickshire’s Mid-Point.
PARTICIPATING NPO / IPSOs:
Matt Peacock (Arts + Homelessness International – Co-Director)- Arts and Homelessness International
Laura Elliot (Belgrade Theatre – Chief Executive) - Belgrade Theatre
Anthony Ruck (Culture Central – Deputy CEO) - Culture Central
Rosie Addenbrook (Culture Coventry – Head of Exhibitions and Events) - Culture Coventry
Georgina Egan (EGO – Co-Artistic Director) - EGO Arts
Jane Hytch (Imagineer Productions – Chief Executive Officer) - Imagineer Productions
Louise Richards (Motionhouse – Executive Director) - Motionhouse
Jane Commane (Nine Arches Press – Editor/Director) - Nine Arches Press
Justine Themen (The Royal Shakespeare Company – Leadership Associate) - RSC
Paul Taylor (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust – Head of Museum and Curational Services) The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Dr Anjna Chouhan (Warwick Libraries – Creative Producer) Warwickshire Libraries
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS / INDEPENDENT ORGANISATIONS:
Alisha Miller (Independent/Grit Arts Collective – Visual/Transit Artist) - Alisha Miller
Arnim Friess (Independent – Lighting and Projection Designer) - Arnim Friess
Sevenn Kucuk (Coventry Biennial – Operations Director) - Coventry Biennial
Frances Yeung (Independent – Visual Artist) - Frances Yeung
Kathi Leahy (Independent - Director / Creative Producer) - Kathi Leahy
Oliver Scott (Mercurial Dance – Artistic Director) - Mercurial Dance
Sioda Adams (Earthbound Productions – Artistic Director) - Earthbound Productions
Sujana Crawford ((Independent – Spoken Word Artist) - Sujana Crawford
Beth Fiducia-Brookes (Underground Lights – Artistic Director & CEO) - Underground Lights
Wheelchair Accessibility - the venue is fully wheelchair accessible with a lift to all levels of the building.
BSL - The day will be BSL interpreted with BSL interpreters brightly lit and standing directly next to presenters. Guide Dogs are welcome across the venue.
Audio Description - The presentations will be live Audio Described using the B2’s loop pedal system. For assistance around the venue or to engage with any of the activities outside of the B2 space our team will be happy to help you. Please ask at the registration desk upon arrival.
Travel - in line with our green policy and to ensure people are able to attend, we will cover artist travel expenses for public transport to and from the Belgrade Theatre from across the CV postcodes. On registration please present your receipts for return bus or train tickets where we will have a cash float.
Spaces to lie down - a small amount of large bean bags will be provided in the space.
We actively encourage you to consider how we can make this event the best possible experience for you. If your access requirements are not currently met, or there is another barrier prohibiting you from attending please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do what we can to assist.