Overcoming barriers to creative participation
Highlighting the barriers preventing disabled artists from accessing the international cultural sector, British Council’s Reflecting on Change explores the achievements and learning from its global disability arts programme.
Time to Act, by mobility information network On the Move for Europe Beyond Access, reveals how a continued lack of knowledge in the European cultural sector creates barriers for disabled artists and audiences.
The APPG for Creative Diversity report, Creative Majority, sets out what can be learned from other sectors to transform the creative labour forces of the future. It shows that change is required at every level of creative businesses, funding and commissioning plans.
The International Arts + Mind Lab’s NeuroArts Blueprint: Advancing the Science of the Arts, Health, and Wellbeing is an action plan that brings together science, the arts, and technology to help people prevent, manage and recover from physical and mental health challenges.
The themes in Jerwood Arts’ Live Performance Artists’ Experiences of Covid-19 will also resonate for makers and visual artists. They include demands for more inclusive opportunities, better pay and working conditions, and support to improve their work/life balance.
Cultural Freelancers Wales / Llawryddion Celfyddydol Cymru Road to Recovery? report explores how freelancers fared during the pandemic. It makes recommendations to change organisational governance, invest in cultural freelancers and rebalancing systems, and improve funding and accountability.
From spring 2022, Ireland will pilot a ‘basic income’ plan for artists. Declan Long reflects on whether such plans can keep cultural workers afloat in ArtReview.