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Digital Access to Arts and Culture: Accessibility

Start Time:
08/03/2022, 10:00am
End Time:
08/03/2022, 12:00pm
Location:
online

About the event

In advance of the publication of their AHRC research into the likely long-term impact of the arts sector’s digital activity under lockdown, Richard Misek and team join The Space for the first of two online discussions around their findings.

In this webinar, our speakers will first introduce the research project before exploring how far digital practices have improved access to the arts for both audiences and artists, and how that access may be affected now physical spaces have reopened. Additionally, they’ll discuss ways in various accessibility and inclusion lessons learnt during the pandemic could be embedded within the Arts Sector beyond the pandemic.

Contributors:

Richard Misek
Richard Misek is a mediamaker and academic, whose work explores the interstices between film, the creative arts, and streaming media. He is currently leading a UK Arts and Humanities Research Council project entitled 'Widening access to arts and culture through streaming video', in collaboration with Arts Council England and The Space, the results of which have been widely reported in media outlets including the BBC and The Guardian. He is Senior Lecturer in Film and Media at the University of Kent and Associate Professor in Film and Media Arts at the University of Bergen.

Dr. Adrian Leguina
Dr Adrian Leguina is a Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Social Sciences at Loughborough University. His interests lie at the intersection of sociology of cultural consumption, digital divides, social stratification, and research methods, inspiring research which contributes to the advancement of knowledge of the relationship between culture and society.

Jamie Hale
Jamie Hale is Founder and Artistic Director at CRIPtic Arts, a development and showcasing organisation which mentors and supports d/Deaf and disabled people in the arts. In addition, Jamie is an Actor, Director, Poet and Screenwriter, and was listed in the 2021 Disability Power 100 ‘Entertainment’ category as one of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK.

Ash Mann
Ash is the Managing Director of Substrakt, a digital agency who design, build and deliver digital products and services for cultural organisations in Europe and North America. Over the past two decades Ash has also worked in digital roles in-house at arts, charity and higher education organisations.

In early 2021, Ash founded the Tech in Culture EDI Alliance, a peer-to-peer network that looks to identify, explore and embed good practice around Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in organisations working with the cultural sector. Since 2016 Ash has produced the Digital Works programme of content and events which examines all of the many things that digital could and should mean for the cultural sector.

Additional information

The event will be BSL interpreted and there will be a live captioner throughout.

In association with

Arts and Humanities Research Council logo