British Council supported the 2020 Arts & Disability Forum which featured Ruth Fabby from the UK as the keynote speaker. Ruth shared her journey in how to make a difference; not only by producing work defined within disability remits, but also in connecting 'outside comfort zones' and learning to influence those who may not have considered these issues, or indeed thought of them as important.
She also gave a workshop Influencing to be Inclusive on day three of the forum. The workshop identified tools and methodologies to support people in knowing what they represent, and explore how to find the best language to articulate, challenge, attract and empower work made from the Lived Experience of Disability.
The Arts & Disability Forum 2020 (ADF2020) was held on 7, 8 & 9 October 2020 as a fully virtual event*! The focus for the forum was on "Cultivating Collaborations, Increasing Access".
Jointly organised by Very Special Arts Singapore and the National Arts Council Singapore, partnered by Singapore International Foundation and supported by British Council, ADF2020 brought together more than 10 speakers from Australia, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Ruth Fabby, MBE, DL from the United Kingdom where they shared their varied experiences and perspectives. Delegates from Singapore and overseas comprising of arts practitioners and organisations, social sector professionals and key agencies, were also invited to interact and exchange ideas on arts and disability inclusivity within the arts.