How does the arts and culture sector interact with disability service providers? What does the United Nation's Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (UNCRP) mean for arts? How does artistic practice empower people and and services? What exciting projects, experiments and research are already taking place throughout Europe? What part can EU and other policymakers play?
The ENCC, the EASPD (European Association of Service Providers for Persons with a Disability) and the Cope Foundation co-organised this major European and international gathering on Arts, Inclusion and Disability / Differing Abilities. Over 400 participants attended the event, qualified as 'one of the first of its kind" by Gerard Quinn, Special UN Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Go to the conference webpage with full details
It gathered advocates, experts, policy makers, thinkers and inspiring practitioners leading in the field of inclusion, differing abilities, arts and culture. The conference was an opportunity to hear how the cultural sector, disability service providers and disabled artists cooperate to create innovative and exciting inclusive opportunities, open to all, at a local, national and European level. It also gave voice to highlighting disabled artists in identifying their own agenda, priorities and challenges, in discussion with practitioners and policymakers.
Go to the conference results page to find a wrap-up from the meeting, as well as presentations and recordings.