If you are visible it’s really important. I enjoy engaging as a disabled...– Ju Gosling #allbeingequal
Too many preconceptions about what disabled people can & can’t do. My...– Jackie #allbeingequal on DCA residency
Alot of accessibility access is set up for those with visible disabilities, in...– Aiden #allbeingequal on DCA residency
Why a disabled artist in residence?
We were coming up against brick walks (fire safety etc).
We were training front of house staff.
We were asking alot of everyone involved in the social justice residency but it made sense to challenge ourselves.
Katie Bruce, GOMA, Glasgow
When I was an able bodied artist I made large works. The work got smaller and...– Jackie Smith #allbeingequal on DCA residency
How do you engage with a space? I produced a series of interventions at DCA– Aiden #allbeingequal on DCA residency
Breakout Session Time
#allbeingequal ‘Being Resident - What’s the difference?’ Focus on residencies for disabled artists with… Kevin Harrison, Director, Artlink Central Aiden Moesby & Jackie Smith | residents at DCA Katie Bruce | GOMA Glasgow
Where there areas of discomfort? Kevin Harrison - Artlink Central
Sarah hands over to projects.. Talbot Rice responds.. We questioned who our BSL work was for. Mixed audiences was the way to go but that's not always straightforward.
Peter Potter wasn't a comfortable project to start. Flexibility within constraints is an interesting place to be. Juliana Capes
Our project tackled uncomfortableness as a route into the project. Sarah Derrick | DCA
Fruitmarket ensuring their board looks deeper at equalities. Looking to diversify the board. This will take time. (Caitlin Page)
Are there plans to do a long term evaluation of everyone?
Yes, hopefully. We have an ongoing relationship with galleries so will continue to keep an eye on it. (SY)
How do we test the sustainability? (JV)
What do you mean by networks? Are artist networks included? (Kate Martin)
Yes. That varied. Dundee made links with individuals as did Peter Potter Gallery (Ruth Stevenson)
#allbeingequal Being able to work together in clusters across four arts orgs. From the results coming through things are changing. What makes this different (JV) The way we framed the project to make changes within the way orgs worked. It was a package of support forensically planned by Mhari Taylor. Not just a chance to fund participation activities. This is still work in progress (SY)
Everyone | Ruth Stevenson, Project Evaluator
Participating galleries have been able to build staff awareness in dealing with disability . One participant said ‘I feel more confident now & what more can you are for’ Edinburgh BSL attender was delighted she could now interpret what the labelled next to paintings meant. ‘It makes you feel part of a bigger thing’ Edinburgh Project Lead ‘in a way the project...
I will post the video on this blog later… #allbeingequal
Video - everyone
Sarah Yearsley shows us a video of a mash up of activities & projects from engage everyone project
If you are a fiddler we have provided stuff for you to fiddle with.– Jo Verrant #allbeingequal
Most disabled people have a hidden impairment. You can’t ask people what...– Jo Verrant #allbeingequal