What’s next, now that physical venues have been closed, many artists’ contracts unfulfilled and the world of live art, museums and galleries is soon to be converted into some sort of online format? Sounds pretty good on the surface, perhaps, but will these institutions and venues put the difficult conversations about intersectionality and regular barriers to accessing art at the heart of their conversations and conversion process?
If you’re – quite rightly – concerned about the future of the arts industry for disabled people, please visit #WeShallNotBeRemoved and get involved in their campaign. Last year, I interviewed one of the founding members, the UK Government Disability Champion for Arts and Culture Andrew Miller about the need for the movement, how it will work, and why we need it now more than ever. I’m now acting as Project Coordinator for #WeShallNotBeRemoved, and am determined to make the UK Disability Arts Alliance as accessible, intersectional & radical as possible over the next year. Sign up to the WSNBR mailing list or follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with events & opportunities.