Webinar on accessibility in outdoor arts festivals and events

Access & Diversity

An insightful webinar for event organisers to find inclusive practices when working with D/deaf and disabled audiences and artists

Following the publication of the Without Walls Outdoor Art Festivals and Events Access Guide, Without Walls Access Advisor Alex Covell will share practical tools and information for event organisers to find inclusive practices when working with D/deaf and disabled audiences and artists.

Alex, who is also the Engagement & Access Producer for Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, shared her experiences from the 2020 edition of the festival as a case study for access provision in the context of a COVID-secure event. This webinar offered a timely opportunity to reflect on how to ensure that a return to live events is an inclusive experience for D/deaf and disabled audiences and artists.

The session was followed by an open discussion and Q&A with the audience facilitated through the Zoom chat function.

Speakers include:

  • Daryl Beeton – Director, performer and artist with extensive experience of touring disabled-led work to outdoor festivals as one half of performance collective Wild N Beets. Daryl will share his reflections on how outdoor events can continue to widen access for both presenting artists and attending audiences.
  • Nicola Miles-Wildin – an independent theatre-maker, performer and Associate Director for Graeae. Nicola will be chairing the session

This webinar was recorded live on Wednesday 14 October 2020, and you can watch the recording on our Youtube below.

Featured image: Why? by Gravity & Levity at GDIF 2020 / Photo: Mark Morreau