Cards for Inclusion - an intermediate accessibility training workshop

British Council in partnership with Singapore International Foundation

present an intermediate accessibility workshop for progrmamers, producers and artists.

by Jo Verrent

About the WORKSHOP

Jo Verrent will deliver a 3-hr intermediate accessibility training workshop predominately aimed at Producers and Programmers who want to make their work more accessible. Please register your interest by clicking on GET TICKETS and we will get back to you with further details. PLEASE NOTE AT THIS STAGE THIS IS A REGISTRATION OF INTEREST ONLY AND NOT CONFIRMATION OF A PLACE ON THE WORKSHOP.

The workshop is priced at SGD$30.

The workshop will include: Cards for Inclusion

"We wanted a way to help everyone dig into their own creativity to come up with access solutions, rather than seeing the removal of barriers as something only ‘experts’ can solve – and we wanted to make it playful as well as educational.” Jo Verrent, Senior Producer, Unlimited

Unlimited supports ambitious, creative projects by outstanding disabled artists aiming to embed the work of disabled artists in the mainstream cultural sector and improve access for artists and audiences but to do this the arts sector has to be prepared to make changes and think ahead about access. Thanks to additional funding from Arts Council England and British Council, Unlimited has created a new resource to support this work internationally. Cards for Inclusion aim to help those in the arts sector explore how barriers can be removed and how we all can make whatever we offer more accessible to disabled people.

There are three sets of cards

  • WHAT: Art, event or item
  • WHERE: Place or space or circumstances
  • BARRIER: Things that stop access

Each card has a simple word or phrase on it and an image. In small teams, groups are given a card from each set, for example: Sculpture… in a park… where the barrier is steps or uneven ground

The group have to discuss various solutions to overcome that barrier and ensure everyone can get to, engage and participate in the art or item in that location or circumstance.

Of course, things can get complicated very quickly as the cards are drawn at random! What about: An installation… on a website… where the barrier is the attitude that ‘disability means you can't do things’. Not all the options are easy or in fact, realistic, but that all adds to the fun of the game – it’s about getting people talking and hunting for solutions rather than about simply providing them. Jo Verrent designed the game for Unlimited - and so is one of the best people to help people learn to play!

Date: Tuesday 22 May 2018
Time: 3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Pre-booking is essential and places are limited.

Please contact joanne.tay@britishcouncil.org.sg for registration code.

Please note: All registrations are subject to availability. We reserve the right to limit and/or refuse registration without assigning any reason. We will confirm all valid registrations with a reminder email. If you do not receive a reminder email but have a valid registration please email us at education@britishcouncil.org.sg for confirmation before arriving at the venue.

About Jo Verrent

Jo believes that 'different' is delicious not divergent.

A speaker, writer and activist, she creates, produces and curates art. She also intervenes in arts and culture at strategic levels with national agencies and on the ground with organisations/individuals embedding the belief that diversity adds texture, turning policy into real action.

Jo is currently senior producer for the three-year UK Unlimited Commissions programme (working with Shape and Artsadmin) for disabled artists and companies.

Her most recent video installation, Take Me To Bed, created with Luke Pell and featuring Caroline Bowditch, Robert Softley Gale, Janice Parker and Luke himself, premiered at the Dance Digital Mobilities Festival in Bedford in April 2014 and toured the UK in 2014/15.

Other work in the last few years, delivered in partnership with Sarah Pickthall, has included:

  • Short Circuit - fusing disabled artistry and digital acumen
  • Push Me - film-making for The Space focusing on Unlimited artists within the 2012 Cultural Olympiad
  • Sync - examining the interplay between disability and leadership in the cultural sector.

She has also written a number of articles defining the UK's Creative Case and articulating the perspective that diversity is at the heart of great art.

In 2013, Jo undertook a personal challenge to do one thing differently every day for the whole year, to push the barriers within her own practice.

Jo has won both Cosmopolitan's woman of achievement award and her village's cup for making jam.

Jo is partially deaf and has tinnitus. She uses residual hearing, lip reading and sign language.

Web: http://www.joverrent.com

About Singapore International Foundation

The Singapore International Foundation makes friends for a better world. We build enduring relationships between Singaporeans and world communities, and harness these friendships to enrich lives and effect positive change. Our work is anchored in the belief that cross-cultural interactions provide insights that strengthen understanding. These exchanges inspire action and enable collaborations for good. Our programmes bring people together to share ideas, skills and experiences in areas such as healthcare, education, the environment, arts and culture, as well as livelihood and business. We do this because we believe we all can, and should, do our part to build a better world, one we envision as peaceful, inclusive and offering opportunities for all. Find out more at www.sif.org.sg

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