Led by Amateo member kubia – Centre for Creative Ageing and Inclusive Arts, Germany
Wednesday 23 November
13.00 – 15.00 GMT / 14.00 – 16.00 CET
Accessibility and Disability in the Amateur Arts: Approaches for More Inclusion
In European societies there is still a tendency to separate people with disabilities in educational, work and leisure contexts and to prevent them from equal, inclusive access to all areas of society. This separative practice has an impact on the creation of art and culture: Apart from individual projects, there is still a lack of inclusive approaches on a broad scale and thus a lack of encounters between people with and without disabilities and the unique artistic contribution of people with disabilities.
In the first part of the workshop, Lisette Reuter will provide insight into Un-Label Performing Arts Company’s approaches to overcoming these barriers. She will talk about inclusive creative tools, the need to professionalise leadership, working with arts professionals with disabilities, and the possibilities of integrated accessibility (Aesthetics of Access).
In the second part of the workshop, participants are invited to engage in dialogue about their own experiences and knowledge.
Lisette Reuter has been working as a project manager, trainer, curator and consultant in the international inclusive arts and culture sector since 2006. She is the founder, managing director and artistic director of the international mixed-abled performing arts company Un-Label, based in Cologne. As an expert for inclusion, she advises and accompanies cultural actors and organisations across Europe in the field of accessibility and equal participation.
Event Moderator: Annette Ziegert, the arts and accessibility manager
kubia – Centre for Creative Ageing and Inclusive Arts, Cologne, Germany
kubia is a professional forum and service platform on all issues relating to cultural and arts-based activities for older and/or disabled persons. It is based in Cologne, Germany. The target groups are artists, arts facilitators, care professionals, staff of cultural institutions and local authorities.
kubia provides information, training, networking opportunities and advice on all issues relating to cultural and arts-based activities and lifelong learning. The aim is to raise awareness of the important role of cultural participation at all ages by developing trend-setting concepts and innovative models.