The conference: Arts & Disability: Crossing the Borders

The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland
Theatre Institute
The Institute of Music and Dance
British Council
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

During the two days of the conference participants examined the situation in Poland and in the UK related to these topics concerning people with disabilities:
- What does arts & Disability mean in poland and in the UK?
- universal design for culture institution,
- what are the barriers? and how to overcome barriers?
- challenges people with disabilities are faced with when participating in cultural events,
- disabled people in art and culture - short presentations of artists and organisations,
- How can we better support work by disabled artists?
- the status of polish artists with sensory and physical impairments,
- dance and disability,
- accessibility in museums and galleries,

. Among our distinguished guest we will have: Claire Cunningham (choreographer and dancer), Jo Verrent (Senior Producer, Unlimited), Marcus Dickey-Horley (Curator of Public Programmes at Tate Modern) and representatives (among the others) of Culture without Barriers and Theatre 21 from Poland.

The conference is part of a major European collaboration, Europe Beyond Access, supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

166 participants attended the conference.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Foundation Culture without Barriers
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Foundation Impact
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Poland Without Barriers Foundation
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
The Malopolska Institute of Culture in Krakow
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: