UNLIMITED CONNECTS NORTH
HOW DO WE CHOOSE WHICH WORDS TO USE?
THURS 19 SEPT
10:30 – 17:00
ADMISSION: FREE (Registration Required)
This event has BSL interpreters and captioning, with step-free access, alternative seating/lying arrangements, and a quiet space
JOINING UP THE DOTS NETWORK
THE ATTENBOROUGH CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
Not all disabled artists use the same terms, and not all those labelled ‘disabled’ by others self-identify that way. How different are the practices described as ‘arts and disability’, ‘disability arts’ and ‘inclusive arts’? What role does self-definition play?
SICK! Festival has partnered with Unlimited, Joining Up The Dots Network and the Lowry to celebrate disabled artists, connecting up arts sector organisations and individuals based in Arts Council England’s North Area. Join us for a day of provocations, discussions and encounters, in a relaxed environment.
Unlimited is a commissioning programme for work by disabled artists, delivered by Shape Arts and Artsadmin, with funding from Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, and Spirit 2012. This event is part of a wider series of Unlimited Connects events in England and Wales.
This day-long event sits at the heart of a packed programme of work by disabled artists taking place between 18 and 21 September as part of SICK! Festival. This includes a symposium on 20 September tackling the question ‘What is the Value of a Life?’
10.30 – 11.00 Welcome & Registration
11.00 – 12.30 Panel Discussion: How do we choose which words to use?
12.30 – 13.45 Lunch (provided). An opportunity to experience work showcased in the café.
13.45 – 15.15 Pitch & Mix: artists and organisations give you insight into their projects.
15.15 – 15.45 Coffee Break
13.00 – 19.00 WORKSHOP: Graphic Encounters (book separately) By Kaisa Leka
15.45 – 17.00 Facilitated networking
This event has BSL interpreters and captioning, with step-free access, alternative seating/lying arrangements, and a quiet space.