Exploring Disability and the Arts: Rights and Pathways of Support for Artists

An All-island gathering
1st March 2019, 10am – 4pm (coffee at 10am, start at 10:30am)
Queen’s University Belfast, Lanyon Building, Room Ground floor 0G/074

Statement: Rights and Pathways of Support for Disabled Artists on the Island of Ireland

This event gathered together practitioners, policymakers and researchers to discuss disability within the arts in an informal, conversational setting. Collectively, we will explore:

  • The experiences and developmental needs of disabled artists on the Island of Ireland
  • The needs of arts programmers in supporting those artists
  • The challenges to career sustainability for artists

The gathering provided an opportunity to network as well as explore interest in establishing further exchange of practice and research collaborations across the island.

Our goal was to keep this first gathering small in order to develop a focused discussion around needs and interests. As it is our hope that things build from this discussion, we have generated a Statement on the issues discussed. You may access the statement by clicking here.

This event is organised by Dr Franziska Schroeder, Sonic Arts Research Centre; Dr. Victoria Durrer, Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland and Paula Larkin, University of Atypical.

Those interested may also wish to connect with the Disability Research Network based at Queen’s University Belfast.