Our information and advice service is free of charge to organisations and individuals
We provide information and advice to arts organisations on a wide range of issues relating to disability and the arts.
General advice may be given via email, telephone, fax or post. In some circumstances it may be possible to arrange for someone from Disability Arts Cymru to visit your organisation, or for you to visit us at our office in Cardiff. Please contact us at the Disability Arts Cymru office to make an appointment.
We provide advice for disabled artists / individuals on a wide range of issues, including marketing your work, making funding applications and skills development..
We are also in the process of developing a series of information sheets for artists. Please get in touch and tell us what topics you would like us to cover.
- Essential Tips for Disabled Dancers
- Essential Tips for Disabled Writers
- Essential Tips for Disabled Actors
- Basic Tips for Photographing Artwork
A wealth of information can be found in What’s On, our info magazine which is produced every two months. What’s On is available to all our members via post or email, or can be found on this website. Arts organisations or disabled individuals wishing to market their work may submit information to What’s On free of charge. If you have any news or opportunities that you would like to add to What’s On, please use our Contribute to What’s On Form or contact the Disability Arts Cymru office.
If you would like a more in-depth response, including a written report, we provide a consultancy service for which a fee is charged. Details of our consultancy service.
For organisations wanting to be pro-active in becoming accessible and inclusive, we can provide arts-specific Disability Equality Training for all of your staff and board of management Details of our Disability Equality Training.
We have a busy Facebook page where we regularly post news, events and opportunities for disabled artists in Wales. Sometimes information received at short notice will be posted here and may not appear in What’s On, so to ensure you don’t miss out on anything that’s going on, all you have to do is ‘like’ our Page and our posting will appear in your News Feed. You can also message us through Facebook if that’s how you like to communicate. If you have news that you want to get out, or maybe you’ve created a Facebook event to promote something you’re doing, let us know and we’ll share it with our followers.
The following information sheets have been taken from Equal Spaces: Best practice guidance for arts providers on disability issues. The document was produced by The Arts Council of Wales in March 2008, and written by Disability Arts Cymru’s director, Maggie Hampton. Professor Dai Smith, Chairman of Arts Council of Wales, explains that the aim of Equal Spaces is:
“providing information and advice for arts organisations and arts providers about practical steps that can be taken to eliminate barriers disabled people still face when seeking to engage with the arts in Wales. We hope that this will provide a useful tool to assist in ensuring against discrimination and enhancing the quality of access to the arts for all.”
- The Disability Discrimination Act
- Society and disabled people
- Language and disability
- What is Disability Art?
- Introduction to action planning
- Working in partnership with disabled people
- Consulting and engaging with disabled people
- Working with disabled employees and artists
- Programming disabled-led work
- Developing Deaf audiences
- Accessible workshops
- Improvements to physical access
- Personal Assistants / Access Workers
- Workshop Booking Form (Example)
- Commonly required access facilities
- Publicity and printed information
- Concessionary pricing policy
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Disability organisations
- Disability arts forums
You can download the PDF version of the Document here: Equal Spaces