Below is some links to reading material that you might find useful. Please get in touch if you know of other things we should include (especially if it is in an accessible format) including anything that you produce.
Creative Minds brought together people from the learning disability arts sector and representatives from the wider arts world to look at the issues and to explore why learning
disabled artists and performers receive disproportionately fewer opportunities than most to show their work.
You can read our report here:
We hope that lots more people will want to put on Creative Minds Conferences and Events. We think that this will keep everyone talking about quality in learning disability led arts..We have made a guide to show other learning disabled artists and performers how to put on their own events that link into Creative Minds. You can download the guide here as a pdf to read on your computer or print out. You can also download the separate chapters of the guide.
Creative Minds Conference Guide – All Chapters
Shape Arts provides opportunities and support for disabled artists and cultural organisations to build a more inclusive and representative cultural sector. They have an interesting Resources section on their website. Take a look: Shape Arts Resources
Unlimited supports ambitious, creative projects by outstanding disabled artists and companies. They have a resources section which includes this piece on making sure your work is disability led. Read here: Ensuring Learning Disabled Artists Take The Lead
Arts Council England gives money to help make great art that has an impact on everyone’s lives. They have an advice and guidance section which includes the following on access support for projects and funding. Download here: Arts Council Access Information
Disability Arts Online
Disability Arts Online have a directory and other information as well as regular newsletter. Find out more here: disabilityarts.online
Aimed primarily at the voluntary arts sector they have produced a wealth of useful briefings over the years. Take a look here: voluntaryarts.org
Scope provide information on what you can pay artists and other workers. You can read that here: scope.org.uk
If you are doing a grant application or writing a report then PANSI is a useful starting point for data on learning disabled people in the UK. Visit their website here: pansi.org.uk
Change is a helpful source of information about documents accessible for people with learning disabled people. Take a look at their website: changepeople.org
Produce a great guide for rock bands, audiences and promoters – take a look: How to Hack a Music Venue for Disabled Audiences