Disability Arts Online

December 3rd 2018

11am – 1pm

Free Event but booking needed

The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 3BX, UK

Celebrate International Day of Disabled People 2018 with Disability Arts Online at DaDaFest. Colin Hambrook and Trish Wheatley from Disability Arts Online host a panel discussion and invite the audience to respond to a recent provocation questioning perceptions of the Disability Arts Movement, past, present and future.

Allan Sutherland performs extracts from his new collection of transcription poetry drawn from oral history interviews with disabled artists.

As part of the D4D project, Allan Sutherland is carrying out research through his arts practice to explore the notion of community within disability arts. Linked to this, is Disability Arts Online’s research and reflection on disability, the arts and the impact of funding policy, austerity and digital technology on community.

The session with Vici Wreford-Sinnott and Lisette Auton on the panel will explore the following questions:
1. What does disability arts mean to you? Do you feel part of a disability arts movement now? Have you felt part of a Disability Arts Movement in the past?
2. How has the shift in economic policies and the withdrawal of state support for disabled people affected the creation of disability art? Have the barriers faced by disabled people changed? How do we see those changes played out through our art?
3. What impact has the internet had on the disability sector? How has the shift from disabled people coming together in the communal space to communicate in the digital space affected our disabled identity?

Darren Henley chief executive of Arts Council England will open the event with a short presentation on how the Arts Council intends to support the future development of disabled artists.

This event is part of the D4D project, funded by the AHRC’s Connected Communities research programme.

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