Access and Aesthetic

Access and Aesthetic (A&A) is a partnership project with a focus on the exchange of good practice. A&A will explore inclusive practice in the arts and disability sector, specifically, but not exclusively, focusing on those who are learning disabled. The project will research, explore, test, and develop ways of embedding access into performance so that neither audience nor performer is disassociated from the performance itself.

The first project meeting took place in Lisbon, Portugal, in November 2019.

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A&A is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of all our funders which currently includes:

  • Arts Council England
  • Blyth Town Council
  • Community Foundation
  • Edward Gostling Foundation – RW Mann Trust – Shears Foundation
  • Erasmus+
  • Great Northumberland
  • Hadrian Trust – High Sheriff of Northumberland – Rothley Trust
  • Heritage Fund
  • National Lottery Community Fund
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Postcode Community Trust
  • Scope
  • Sir James Knott Trust
  • The 1989 Willan Trust – Wellesley Trust
  • the Coalfields Regeneration Trust