The Arts: Engaging with Disability is a three day event running from Thursday 8th June - Saturday 10th June aimed at connecting people with disability, mental health issues and their carers with Arts-based organisations and activities.
The conference will focus on how the Arts can best support, assist and improve well-being, health and social participation for those within the disability and mental health sectors. Through a framework of plenary sessions, workshops, discussion groups and performances, the conference provides individuals and/or their respective organisations, with opportunities to showcase arts/health initiatives.
Participation in the event will allow exploration of new ways to enable and empower people with disability, mental health and carers through the broad and exciting framework of the creative arts.
An underlying aim of the event is that of improving the independence and empowerment of people with disability through genuine inclusion in enjoyable and beneficial community arts activities. When therapy doesn't feel like therapy, powerful things can happen.
Through government funding, The Arts: Engaging with Disabilitymay financially support people with disability to enable their attendance at the event. If you require such assistance, please complete the relevant section on the application form.
On the final day, we will celebrate with an informative Concert that features live performances, demonstrations and short talks. Special guest speaker and guitarist for the event is Bruce Mathiske.
This event is proudly presented by the School of Creative Industries.