Participation in the cultural experience: a dialogue on accessibility, inclusion and engagement
Sala Arazzi, Museo Diocesano Tridentino, Piazza Duomo (Trento)
What does it mean to create an accessible cultural programme? What do we mean for inclusion? How to build participation and engagement of different audiences?
More and more cultural organisations feel the need to consider cultural processes in a participatory way, starting from the observation that art, in its various meanings and practices, affects and involves many areas of growth: personal, collective, and social.
The quality of the experience of different types of audience and of different types of participation is at the heart of this meeting, with the aim of providing tools to move through practices related to accessibility, inclusion and greater and more extensive involvement of the various subjects crossing the various cultural fields.
Taking into account different needs, skills, expectations and interests, the event combines training and analysis of some case studies with an in-depth analysis of theories and practices in the domestic and international contexts of accessibility for audiences with different abilities.
We will continue with the presentation of special projects by associations, festivals and cultural institutions, focusing on different approaches, contexts and experiences. The aim is to provide a practical and concise guide to addressing issues related to accessibility, inclusion and involvement of different types of audience and users (disabled, non-public, artists and operators).
The day will end with work tables where participants can reflect and discuss the issues raised during the day in relation to their context of action, their needs and expectations.
The seminar is aimed at operators and cultural managers (museums, galleries, festivals, theatres) and anyone who has an interest or is involved in creating an inclusive cultural process.
9.30 – 10.00
Registration and welcome
Pádraig Naughton, Executive Director of Arts & Disability Ireland
Why is accessibility important? Objectives, tools and perspectives
Marketing for people with disabilities; Action Plan for Inclusion: Space, Program and Service for the Audience
Case studies: local projects
Federica Petronilli, Pergine Spettacolo Aperto Festival
NOLIMITS project, for an accessible festival
Graziella Anesi, President of Cooperativa Handicrea (Trento)
The OPEN Trademark: Accessibility Quality Certification
Study Cases: Moving between Inclusion and Involvement
Anna Consolati, European projects coordinator for Festival OrienteOccidente
Moving Beyond Inclusion e #Unlimited Italia
Arch. Domenica Primerano, director of Museo Diocesano Tridentino
Operazione Ascolto, an experimental project of active involvement of the audience
Giulio Vita and Sara Fratini, Festival La Guarimba (Calabria)
Cinema for people and people for cinema: culture as a social integration mechanism
Working tables with participants
Your organisation: how to think about participation, inclusion and accessibility
How to enrol
Participation is free of charge upon registration by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 25, 2017.