Unlimited Connects Wales
A reminder about the Unlimited Connects events happening across Wales.
These events will bring together artists, venues, organisations and the public to talk about disability-led arts and access, hear from and see work by disabled artists and meet new contacts.
There are events coming up at:
The Torch Theatre in Milford Haven
7 February 2020, from 12.30pm: Focusing on the Local
A conversation on how venues can maximise the involvement of local participants across all their activities in a way that others within the sector can learn from. We’ll examine what people want to see and engage with, find out more about which access options that (some) people want and which turn (some) people off… and how these can be squared with each other. Run in partnership with Arts Care and for an invited audience. A light lunch included. There is limited capacity, so booking is essential.
The Panel will consist of: Jo Verrent, Senior Producer at Unlimited, who will launch the day by hosting a conversation for industry and venues; Sara Beer,South Wales Regional Officer for Disability Arts Cymru; Chris Ryan, Director of Arts Care, Gofal Celf.
To book your place, please contact: [email protected]
11 February 2020, from 10.30am: Taking the Lid Off Programming
A day to consider where the work of disabled artists sits within venue-based programming and curation. You’ll also get to see Kristina Veasey’s installation (and Unlimited commission) My Dirty Secret which turns her frustration as a disabled person trying to keep up with the housework into deceptively beautiful fabrics, furniture and other interior decor. Day starts at 10.30am with a pitching session from a range of disabled artists followed by a networking session, a panel discussion (ending at 4.30) and a performance at 6.30 – 7.30pm.
Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham
28 February 2020,11am-4pm: The Art of Curating Disabled artists
Coordinated by VAGW (Visual Arts Group Wales). This day aims to equip participants with the confidence and the knowledge they need to work with disabled artists. This day is for an invited audience and so numbers are very limited for this event. To ask about attending please contact Glesni Price-Jones.
5 March 2020, 10.30am-4.30pm: Making it Mainstream, Making it Ours
A day for artists, audiences and programmers to consider the Welsh language and bilingualism in the context of work that is accessible for disabled people. Book your place here
Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon
12 March 2020: A Little Space
Considering the role of participatory arts practice and its place in the cultural ecology of Wales. The day will conclude with a performance of Mind the Gap’s A Little Space in the theatre at 7.30pm. Book tickets for A Little Space on their website.
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
2 April 2020: The Young Ones
Exploring how young disabled people access training and work across all disciplines in the arts. There will be a script to stage master class with Kaite O’Reilly. More information on this day will be available soon.