An Ordinary Art Seminar - disabled young people and the arts


Event Date :
16 February 2018
Venue :
Dartington Hall
Description :

Friday 16th February, 10.30am - 4pm
Great Hall, Dartington
To book a place on this Seminar, please click here

Only 0.3% of the creative industry workforce are disabled.
The Ordinary Art Seminar will explore progression routes for learning disabled young artists; with input from organisations and young artists leading the way to change. 

A half day seminar at Dartington Hall with lunch and an invite to see a 'performance first' at Dartington for professionals interested in creative industry progression routes for learning disabled young people; to hear from learning disabled young artists and their carers and connect with organisations wanting to improve progression routes for their client groups. The event piggy-backs the Ordinary Art Festival - an inclusive 2 day festival showcasing the work of learning disabled young artists from across the SW.

10.30am-11.00am: Coffee and Cake
11am: Bidwell Taiko band open the Festival 
11.30-1.30pm: Seminar
1.30-2.30pm: Lunch
2.30pm: National Open Orchestra: The world’s first disabled-led national youth orchestra perform in Devon for the first time
3.30pm: A celebration of the Arts Award - accesible training on the job
4.00pm: Close 

The Ordinary Art panel will share their learning and beliefs and aid progression in the SW in a 10 minute presentation - followed by a Q&A session – followed by hosting round tables looking at:
Further education
Work placement
Health and Wellbeing 
Barriers to participation

The Panel/round table facilitators:
-Suzanne Bull (CEO Attitude is Everything and DWP sector champion for Music): Attitude is Everything improves Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music by working in partnership with audiences, artists and the music industry.
-The evolving National Centre for Inclusive Excellence - working to eliminate the existing barriers to a career in the music industry for young people with disabilities.
-Mike Dieroff MD Bluescreen IT interested in exploring how best to support learning disabled young people with an interest in coding to get involved with digital industries.
-Disabled young musician Charlotte White - Charlotte has just achieved her Gold Arts Award and wishes to champion the idea of young artists achieving accredited outcomes during work placement.
-Local Young Film Maker, Bryn Manning whose film ‘Supercrips’ has just been selected by Channel 4 for their Random Acts website and is soon to appear on Channel 4’s ‘Am I normal’
-Sarah Croft, DWP Community Partner for Devon, Cornwall and Somerset to promote a new pilot in Devon supporting learning disabled young people in work placement and Disability Confident
-Sara Baldwin, Engagement Manager at the Theatre Royal Plymouth. Sara has seven years’ experience of working within the field of disability arts, specifically working in collaboration with differently abled adults on the Funky Llama projectSara holds the strong belief that everyone has the right to a healthy social life and should have access to high quality arts provision.
-Jane Williams, Managing Director, The Turning Tides Project CIC, For equal access to music, the arts and life
-Rhodri Samuel CEO of The Dartington Hall Trust - a cultural venue with economic impact committed to creating a more just and enriching world:Dartington helps directly and indirectly to support 716 FTE jobs. Most of this impact is concentrated in the South West, with £19.4mn in GVA and in 597 FTE jobs.
-Simon Jutton Senior Manager Plan Priorities Arts Council England: With a current mandate to ‘develop skills and diversity in the arts’