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Bespoke Disability Equality Training and Ethos Statement Development for
Theatre Companies, Venues and Arts Organisations
Little Cog is offering a set of three disability equality sessions online to arts organisations wishing to increase their knowledge and improve their work involving disabled people. These are particularly useful sessions for increasing organisational knowledge around inclusion, diversity, equality and allyship.
It’s clear that disability equality is firmly on the artistic agenda but many arts organisations aren’t quite sure where to start. It needs to begin at your artistic heart with your senior executive, artistic and programming team, and we’re currently offering bespoke training conversations which will give you key information about disability culture and the history of disabled people, stereotypes and tropes to avoid, language and working accessibly with disabled artists. We need to work together to understand the authentic narratives which have been missing for too long.
The sessions are designed and delivered online by disabled writer/director Vici Wreford-Sinnott, whose recent work includes BBC commissioned Hen Night – a digital short film about a young disabled women. Vici’s theatre work has toured nationally and she has been an active member of the disability arts movement in the UK for almost 30 years. Vici was recently awarded the Journal Culture Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts in the North East for her work in disability equality.
Workshops on offer
1. Disability Equality Training – An Introduction
A 2 hour session covering the scope and scale of disability in the UK, disability history, stereotypes and tropes, ways of thinking about disability, disability culture and disabled-led arts today, language, access and allyship. Perfect for building your knowledge and confidence in this area, and you’ll be provided with some key links to useful resources. Suitable for your whole team. £450.00
2. Bespoke Disability Training and Artistic Conversation
This session is delivered directly with you in mind. Meeting with your core artistic decision-makers the session covers much of what the Disability Equality Training session covers and then is integrated into a conversation about developing relationships, how you might incorporate accessibility into your processes and practice, how to build your knowledge about disabled-led work and disabled artists, and how you might begin to include disabled-led work in your programme. Perfect for thinking about how you can incorporate disability into your work with confidence and bespoke knowledge relating to how you work. £450.00
3. Creating a Disability Ethos Statement
We can then move that on to discuss the creation of a bespoke Disability Ethos Statement for your organisation with five key achievable aims around disability equality for you to take forward. This would last approximately two hours online, with a draft write up of the ethos statement discussed sent to you afterwards to adopt or adapt. You would need to have taken part in either session 1 or 2 prior to this session. This is aimed at core members of your decision making team. Perfect for building knowledge, confidence and implementing tangible actions. £450.00
The sessions would take place on zoom and last approximately 2 hours with breaks. Ideally, we’d like to deliver two sessions to you, including the development of a Disability Equality Ethos Statement as its something really tangible and gives you something to work from, but if you would just like to take the Disability Equality Training focussed session first that’s fine too.
A Limited Number of Sessions Are Available - Get in Touch
Disability Equality Sessions are available from November. For further information or to book sessions for your team, please do get in touch soon as we imagine there will be high demand firstname.lastname@example.org
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