April 2018 – April 2019
‘I’m Here. Where Are You?’
Curated and produced by myself and Liz Counsell, in association with Cambridge Junction and supported by Vision Mixers initiative, Arts Council England and Unlimited.
‘I’m Here. Where Are You?’ is a celebration of disability arts across the East of England. The one year project includes focus groups and participatory workshops with those less able to access arts provisions, culminating in a two-day festival at Cambridge Junction (26th-27th April 2019). Showcasing the best of disability arts in the UK and the workshops’ outputs, the festival will address general audiences and professionals through performative and discursive formats.
‘I’m Here. Where Are You?’ celebrates the social model of disability. We and this model believe that disability is caused by the way society is organised, rather than by a person’s impairment or difference. We are pleased to be utilising this model to break down the barriers that someone who has a different access needs might come across when creating art or being a spectator of it. We want this exciting programme of work across the East of England to be an open invitation to artists, audiences, organisations and venues nationwide to collaborate, discuss, inform and respond to how we all have the responsibility to change the approach to disability in contemporary society.