Jo Verrent
Jo Verrent - Knowledge is Great Lecture ©

British Council 

British Council in partnership with Singapore International Foundation presented

Disability Leadership

A British Council 'Knowledge is GREAT' Lecture by Jo Verrent

About the LECTURE

Sync, with its name actually taken from syncopation - an emphasis on a usually unemphasised beat - became the flagship programme for disabled leadership from 2008 - 2012 in the UK working with a diversity of disabled (and Deaf) people across the UK, focusing on leadership as behaviours, not just job titles. Many who passed through the programme have developed and sustained high profile careers in the arts, despite the onslaught of benefit cuts and an austere political climate.

For any nation wanting to develop diversity in arts and culture, the challenge is to develop a sector where disabled people are included and supported beyond individual flash moments so that we are not only put on show, but we get to run the show! As a result of this society changes irrevocably on the ground and disabled people become a natural part of cultural life, not hidden or placed in the margins.

This means investing in disabled people in the long term both because we have right to be included and also because our artistic contribution is striking and our position in culture indicative of that within society itself. At the end of the day - including disabled people in leadership development, it's about both syncing and swimming.

The lecture was held on:
Tuesday 22 May 2018
Time: 6.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.
Venue: 60A Orchard Road, Level 4M, Tower 1, The Atrium@Orchard, International Involvement Hub
Registration Details

Workshop - Cards for Inclusion

Cards for Inclusion
Jo Verrent will deliver a 3-hr intermediate accessibility training workshop predominately aimed at Producers and Programmers who want to make their work more accessible.  

About the Workshop:
"We wanted a way to help everyone dig into their own creativity to come up with access solutions, rather than seeing the removal of barriers as something only ‘experts’ can solve – and we wanted to make it playful as well as educational.”   Jo Verrent, Senior Producer, Unlimited.

Unlimited supports ambitious, creative projects by outstanding disabled artists aiming to embed the work of disabled artists in the mainstream cultural sector and improve access for artists and audiences but to do this the arts sector has to be prepared to make changes and think ahead about access. Thanks to additional funding from Arts Council England and British Council, Unlimited has created a new resource to support this work internationally. Cards for Inclusion aim to help those in the arts sector explore how barriers can be removed and how we all can make whatever we offer more accessible to disabled people. 

Event Details: 
Date: Tuesday 22 May 
Time: 3.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Venue: International Involvement Hub, 60A Orchard Road, #04-01 Tower 1, The Atrium@Orchard 

Price: S$30.00 per participant

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