How can disabled people stand up for their cultural rights? What obstacles prevent them from accessing high-quality arts education and sustaining a personal artistic practice? How can arts organisations and educators support them and create free spaces for them to move out of their comfort zone and become autonomous citizens and artists?
From 2017 to 2019, the ENCC was a partner of CIAE (Creative Inclusion in Adult Education), a 2-year Erasmus+ project on improving access to arts education for people with disabilities. This project created several tools designed for users with and without disabilities:
- The Inclusive Arts website. Available in English, French and Italian, and designed for users with and without disabilities (easy-read). The website collects existing tools, stories and examples, and legal information on cultural and access rights and for disabled people who want to use their creative potential and fully participate in cultural life. Including the full text of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which explicitly recognises the rights of disabled people to access lifelong learning, use their creative potential and fully participate in cultural life.
- The CIAE toolkit for arts organisations and arts educators on how to support the inclusion of adults with disabilities.
- This toolkit also exists in an easy-read version for people with intellectual disabilities.