The course is a must for programmers, audience development officers, marketing and communications staff, managers, administrators, events staff and fundraisers.
The course will cover:
- Disability equality – core concepts and appropriate terminology
- The Disability Discrimination Act – what the law means for your organisation
- Customer care – Techniques that enable your front line staff to warmly and respectfully welcome deaf and disabled people
- Screening considerations – Assistive technologies and physical access in the auditorium
- Marketing – Practical guidance on producing accessible publicity materials
- Guest speakers – Real life case studies from QUAD cinema and the Oska Bright Film Festival (Winner of National Lottery Best Arts Project 2008)
Jo Verrent has been a consultant in inclusion issues for over 20 years, working with arts organisations, local authorities, and Arts Council England. Jo regularly presents at conferences, including events in Germany, Scotland, Ireland, Serbia, and (often) London. She has run a wide range of highly successful events, including those on arts and mental health, the CPD of disabled people in the arts, audiences for disability-related work and on the needs of learning disabled artists. Jo won the national Cosmopolitan Woman of Achievement Award in 1999; and her village horticultural show's award for 'Best Preserve in Show' in 2003 and 2004! More about Jo here: www.adainc.org
£125 + VAT (£143.75) including lunch, refreshments and course materials. If you require financial support to attend, you may be eligible to apply for a Skillset Screen Bursary or your screen agency may have training bursaries that you can apply for.
Booking your place:
This course is now over. If you would like to enquire about other courses or want to be added to our training mailing list, please email Sarah Rutterford or call 020 7079 0474.
Shape is the UK's largest arts development agency working with disabled and deaf people in the UK. www.shapearts.org.uk