At a time when disabled artists are facing additional and ongoing barriers to work, Disability Arts Online and Attenborough Arts Centre want to support those who are at risk of being unable to access vital resources and networks. Commencing in February and running through to June 2021, the programme will support artists to access the development, materials and resources they need to sustain their practice during the continuing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The artists will work on their commissioned activities between February and June 2021. In addition to the financial award, the artists will participate in regular conversations with each other and staff from AAC and DAO. Both organisations will work with the artists and support them to achieve their aims by helping them make connections and broaden their networks, understand and define their access needs, and through offering advice and guidance with a focus on facilitating dialogue, social exchange and mentoring support. The artists will be invited to share their work via AAC and DAO digital channels, and the programme will culminate in a public talk hosted by Disability Arts Online.