It is time to put equality in the arts, in order to portray the actual term of diversity by accepting all kinds of differences in people including those with disabilities, says Australian artist Caroline Bowditch.
The Arts Promotion Center (Taike) distributed grants to promote cultural and cultural accessibility for people with disabilities. The form of support was transferred from the Ministry of Education and Culture to Taiken for two years ago.
The annual Arts Council Report into diversity indicates employment figures have remained more or less static.
The United States of America has joined WIPO’s fast-growing Marrakesh Treaty as its 50th member, adding a major global publishing centera to the Treaty that promotes the increased worldwide availability of texts specially adapted for use by persons with visual or print impairments.
The Royal Shakespeare Company has unveiled plans to “level the playing field” for disabled actors by casting them in new productions in what one said marked “another massive crack in the glass ceiling”.
More than 100 people and organisations have signed The Cultural Inclusion Manifesto, making an urgent plea for strategic partnerships between Special Educational Needs organisations and cultural institutions.