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Making art accessible to everyone, everywhere.

Start Time:
20/04/2017, 10:00am
End Time:
20/04/2017, 04:00pm
Nottingham Art Exchange
Nottingham NG7 6BE

About the event

Online platforms and digital technologies can now help us reach wider audiences and more user friendly experiences. Join us at New Art Exchange to find out how.

Arts and cultural organisations all seek to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts and ensure that our work is available to everyone everywhere. Sometimes, we can fail on simple things such as connecting audiences who may experience difficulties accessing our work, so this workshop will help identify both the issues and opportunities around reflecting and engaging audiences with accessibility issues - and look at ways to close the gap.

The Space in association with the BBC Academy presents a free workshop for arts professionals, exploring how to make the arts more accessible.

The day is aimed at those working in the cultural sector, specifically people working in arts organisations and artists with an active interest in digital platforms and technologies and sessions include:

  • Making your website and social media content as accessible as possible
  • Digital tools available to make the arts more accessible in arts venues
  • Connecting with older audiences

We will also be joined by Abid Hussain, Director of Diversity at Arts Council, England and Jo Verrent, speaker, writer, activist and senior producer at Unlimited. 

Abid will talk about his work as Director of Diversity at Arts Council England, and how they are celebrating age with initiatives and funds, directed at older audiences and Jo Verrent will share her extensive insights into the future of making arts more accessible.

In association with

BBC Academy