D'Art 10: Arts and disability policies

Co-hosted by Arts Council of Northern Ireland,
01 September 2004, International

D'Art Report: Arts and disability policies

D'Art Topics in Arts Policy no.10, September 2004

IFACCA and Arts Council of Northern Ireland

This report looks at definitions, concepts and the terminology surrounding disability in the arts. It explores the types of policies and programs adopted by arts funding agencies to promote access to the arts for people with disabilities and to encourage involvement in the arts by people with disabilities. Examples of initiatives are provided.

The report aims to provide a quick introduction to the major issues in disability in the arts, using examples from the resources consulted, and to provide links and references for more detailed follow-up. The report should be of interest to anyone looking to develop arts and disability initiatives or review existing policies and programs.