Here you will find some useful information to help you make your work/practice more inclusive. We believe education is the key to progress and want to share our own experiences as disabled dancers.. Please contact us if you have further questions or inquiries regarding any of this or simply just want to join in the conversation.
BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE FOR DANCE
Are you being Ableist?
Where is the Line?
Artist Research Bursary
We were lucky to receive an Artist Research Bursary, supported by The Work Room Glasgow. We carried out research from October 2020 - February 2021. For this, we researched the knowledge gaps in dance education for people with invisible disabilities based on our own experience. We were mentored by Artist Luke Pell and were grateful to meet so many amazing disabled and non-disabled artists. We are currently working towards creating a training day where we can share our research to help educate 'mainstream' dance artists/educators on how they can become more Autistic and Deaf Friendly.
We were lucky to share the process of our research and thoughts at The Work Room's Friday Social Event on 5 February 2021. If you missed out you can view the recording below.
"Thank you for this. I can't wait to see the scrapbook"
Pamela Walker, Senior Producer at Imaginate
We celebrated National Autistic Awareness Week by taking part in the Super7 Challenge with the National Autistic Society. We created 7 pieces of Art, highlighting and celebrating Autistic Females. We were lucky enough to raise £240 for the National Autistic Society in
Inclusive Practice is
Para Dance UK new Inclusive dance resource film. Featuring 42 of the UK's most experienced and inclusive dance practitioners, providing advice and knowledge. This is a great resource and very valuable to anyone interested in Inclusive dance practice.
LGBTQ+ Deaf Resources
Deaf Unit has lots of great Deaf LGBTIQA+ resources available, including accessible support services and organisations to content creators & more.
LGBTQ+ Signs with Shaper/Caper
This video teaches the British Signs for the different identity groups of the LGBTQ+ Community.
Podcast & Transcript
This Podcast shares personal experiences of what it's like to have a disability in professional training. It addresses the challenges faced by COVID19 and provides adaptations you could apply to your practice.
Solar Bear Signposting
'An introduction to making your digital work more BSL inclusive'. Here you'll find a great guide on working with BSL and Interpreters.
Autism Inclusion at Work
Stopgap Dance Company Access Artist, Lily shares a great blog 'Autism inclusion at work' reflecting on Autism acceptance & inclusive within a dance education and work setting.
The Online Series
Led by Daryl Beeton Productions, you'll find an excellent online library made up of thoughts, discussions, toolkits, and resources on access and inclusion within the arts.