Arts Accessibility Service
Arts Accessibility Service
Online Round Table Discussion
Towards an Accessible Cultural Ecosystem: Cross-sector Collaboration in the Arts
In recent years, there have been encouraging shifts in the global arts and disability scene. Inclusive practices have gained greater traction with cultural institutions, academia, and the social service sector. Stakeholders and artists are advocating for greater inclusion in arts programmes for and by people with diverse abilities.
This online roundtable discussion will bring together local and overseas artists, arts practitioners, educators and social service professionals to share their experiences and best practices in arts training, audience development and community engagement. The session will also seek to establish pathways to promote collaboration in these areas in the future to foster a more inclusive society worldwide.
Keynote Speaker #1 - Artistry & Professionalism
“When can I dance with you and become a professional dancer?” - A case study of Diverse Abilities Dance Collective
Ms Kavitha Krishnan
Artistic Director, Maya Dance Theatre (Diverse Abilities Dance Collective – DADC), Singapore
Respondent #1 - Challenges and Opportunities
Slash employment in the arts: Providing art-based employment services for people with different abilities in Hong Kong
Mr Ken Ho Chung Man
Project Manager, St. James’ Settlement Rehabilitation Services (Jockey Club Artspiration Academy), Hong Kong
Keynote Speaker #2 - Normalizing inclusion in mainstream theatres
Inclusive theatre transforming mainstream organisation: How Ramps on the Moon transform the theatre sector in the UK
Ms Michèle Taylor, MBE
Director for Change, Ramps on the Moon, United Kingdom
Respondent #2 - Challenges and Opportunities
Why accessible artistic intention matters in collaboration: How ImPArt encourages experimentation on aesthetics of access with its project partner in Germany, Armenia, Greece and Italy?
Ms Lisette Reuter
Founder, CEO & Artistic Director, Un-Label Performing Arts Company, Project Coordinating Partner of ImPArt, Germany
Keynote Speaker #3 - Towards an accessible cultural ecosystem
How collaboration between cultural policymakers, cultural institutions, and disabled artists and arts professionals is the key to sustainable change in the arts?
Mr Ben Evans
Head of Arts & Disability EU, British Council and Project Director of Europe Beyond Access, United Kingdom
Respondent #3 - Challenges and Opportunities
Pursuing an ecosystem strategy for the development of inclusive arts in Hong Kong
Ms Grace Cheng
Director of Art in Hospital & Community Art Network; Vice Chairperson of Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong; Independent Curator, Hong Kong
Moderator – Professor Anna CY Chan
Dean of School of Dance, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong
All the content of works are independently produced by the creative team, and do not reflect the views or opinions of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.
Audiences must follow the anti-pandemic measures and arrangements by the organiser. The arrangements are subject to change in light of COVID-19 and government measures. Please check the “No Limits” page for the latest notices.