Useful Info

Hello and welcome to our new section where you can find useful information and resources that cover areas of access and inclusion.

We have 3 categories to begin with 1) What is Inclusive? 2) Guides for Practitioners and 3) Accessible Events.

As always this is also a space to share resources you know off. So please drop us an email to hello@inclusiveartsnetwork.com with any suggestions and we shall include them on this page.

What is Inclusion?

Information about being inclusive

from TYA-UK Inclusive Theatre Group UK


Isn’t it a pity? The real problem with special needs

From Torrie Dunlap | TEDxAmericasFinestCity

From Kazzum, London UK
A useful hand out for practitioners explaining some of the context around access and inclusion
From PHAMALY Theatre Company, Denver, CO, USA
A hand out explaining the standard accommodations this company makes for its company of professional actors with disabilities


Guides for Practitioners

Information useful for people working with, or creating work for, young people
From Graeae Theatre, London, UK
A Teachers’ Handbook – a detailed guide to inclusive teaching practice marking the legacy of learning from Missing Piece, Scene Change and Into the Scene.A project working in partnership with a number of drama schools including Mountview, Rose Bruford, ALRA, Central School of Speech & Drama.
Delivering skills-based workshops to aspiring disabled actors, looking at how the curriculum, teaching and assessment of theatre arts training can be made accessible to all students.
From Graeae Theatre, London, UK
As part of Graeae’s 2009-2012 Continuing Professional Development Programme Graeae has been working with casting agent Sarah Hughes to launch a new online guide for actors who are seeking training and work in theatre,film and TV.
In Acting and Auditioning – A practical guide, Sarah and Graeae offer professional advise for actors including: accessing quality training; tailoring a CV; seeking out casting agents and preparation for theatre, film and TV auditions.
From Kit Online, USA
A piratical guide to Supporting Children and Youth with Social-Emotional needs
From Kit Online, USA
A piratical guide to Supporting Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders
From Kit Online, USA
A piratical guide to Supporting Children and Youth with Developmental Disabilities


Accessible Events

Information about making festivals and events accessible and inclusive:

From Unlimited – Impact, UK

A new guide for producers and performance makers: Demystifying Access – how to create better access for audiences to the performing arts.

From Karen Poley, Bicycle Ballet Co, UK
A short guide to share some of the findings and experiences of working with Visually Impaired People (VIPs) as participants in arts projects and as potential audience members at outdoor arts events
From The John F. Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts, Washington, USA
A Guidebook for Sensory Friendly Programming For People with Social & cognitive disabilities, A guide for performing Arts settings.

From ISAN, London UK

Created for outdoor events but useful for any event or festival, this toolkit offers practical guidance to help organisers make their arts events more accessible for Deaf and disabled audiences and artists. It is packed with practical, achievable measures including; marketing, transport, site layout, signage, the range of access services that can be offered, viewing platforms and ideas about programming. It highlights examples of good practice case studies. It also recommends organisers programme Deaf and disabled artists, as this is a major factor in increasing diverse audiences.