Welcome to the Inclusive Arts Knowledge Centre!
Currently this database is under construction. Here you will be able to find regularly updated database of theoretical and practical materials & resources in the field of Inclusive Arts.
PROJECTS You'll also be able to find information related to several EASPD projects. At the moment, the projects available are:
You'll also be able to find information related to several EASPD projects. At the moment, the projects available are:
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Council Resolution on Accessibility of Cultural Infrastructure and Cultural Activities for People with Disabilities
This document, published in 2003, presents the Council resolution on the accessibility of cultural infrastructure and cultural activities for people with disabilities.
Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
The Convention recognises the rights of Parties to take measures to protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions, and impose obligations at both domestic and international levels on Parties.
Regulation of the European Parliament and the EU Council - establishing the Creative Europe Programme
The document presents the Regulation (EU) No 1295/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council of 11 December 2013 establishing the Creative Europe Programme (2014 to 2020) and repealing Decisions No 1718/2006/EC, No 1855/2006/EC and No 1041/2009/EC.
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Optional Protocol
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an international human rights treaty of the United Nations intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. Parties to the Convention are required to promote, protect, and ensure the full enjoyment of human rights by persons with disabilities and ensure that they enjoy full equality under the law.
When Something is Different People Fear It’: Children’s Perceptions of an Arts Based Inclusion Project
In this article Teresa Whitehurst and Amy Howells describe how pupils and staff from mainstream and special settings worked together on a project, resulting in a musical performance.
Career and community studies: An inclusive liberal arts programme for youth with intellectual disabilities
paper describes the experiences of three college faculty, who designed
inclusive courses for youth with Intellectual Disabilities, grounded in liberal
learning, at a mid-sized four-year college, in New Jersey.
Measuring Cultural Participation
This handbook provides a state-of-the-art reference guide for the measurement of cultural participation and consumption, with particular attention to its feasibility in developing countries. It includes and comments on examples from national and international case studies.
Measuring the Economic Contribution of Cultural Industries
This is a review and assessment of current methodological approaches on economic
contribution of cultural industries.
Disability arts and culture as public pedagogy
This article considers the implications of a disability arts, culture and scholarship series ‘The Unruly Salon’, undertaken at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver in Canada, which ran from January to March 2008.
Conclusions of the Council and of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States, Meeting within the Council, on the Work Plan for Culture 2011-2014
This document presents the Conclusions of the Council and of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States, meeting within the Council, on the Work Plan for Culture 2011-2014.
The Story about Theater Organizations, the Public's Approval, and the Actors' Identity Formation in Nordic Disability Theater
Nordic disability theater is a relatively new and interesting field of disability research. In this article, the authors provide an overview of the field of disability theater in a Nordic context.
Dispelling stereotypes: promoting disability equality through film.
This paper promotes disability equality through the use of film.
This second edition of the ‘Cultural statistics’ pocketbook presents comparable data on culture available in the EU-27, EFTA and candidate countries. It comprises data on cultural heritage, the economic situation in cultural sectors, employment in cultural sectors and occupations, external trade in cultural goods, cultural participation and household expenditure on culture.
Everyday practices of exclusion/inclusion: women who have an intellectual disability speaking for themselves?
article discusses a small in-depth research study with five women who have an
Disability rights, music and the case for inclusive education
in music is both a human right and a disability right. Music is a human need in the Darwinian (not Social Darwinian) evolutionary sense. Similarly, inclusion is an evolved
capacity, beneficial to human perpetuation.
The inclusive world of music: Students with disabilities and multiculturalism
The Tanglewood and Housewright Symposia concluded that music programs should include music from other cultures, as well as teach students of all abilities.
Council Conclusions on Cultural Governance
The document presents the Council conclusions on Cultural Governance.
Voices: an inclusive choir in Dortmund, Germany.
The article describes the concept and work with an inclusive choir, in which students of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences at TU Dortmund University sing together with adult mentally challenged people. The choir ‘Voices’ was founded in 2010, as a part of the project Dortmunder Modell: Musik.
Increasing disability awareness through comics literature.
This article discusses strategies for educating students about disability and disability issues with the help of comics literature.
Welcoming art lovers with disabilities
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York held its first public exhibition of original art made in its “Seeing Through Drawing” classes.
Report on the Implementation and Relevance of the Work Plan for Culture 2011-2014
This report first looks at progress made in implementing the work plan’s six sectorial priority areas through the working methods foreseen by the Council, such as the open method of coordination (OMC). Then, drawing on an independent evaluation that assessed the OMC as a tool for implementing the Agenda for Culture and contributions submitted by EU Member States to a 2014 Commission survey, the report presents the lessons learnt regarding the relevance of the work plan and its instruments. The final chapter makes recommendations for the steps to take regarding the content and working methods of the next Work Plan for Culture beyond 2014.
Draft Conclusions of the Council and of the Representatives of the Government Work Plan for Culture
This document presents the conclusions of the Council and of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States, meeting within the Council in the framework of a Work Plan for Culture (2015 - 2018).
European Glossary Art and Disability Art for All
In the framework of the Art for All project, the project partners therefore wanted to agree on the definition of a certain number of words that are usually used in the area of access to art for people with intellectual disabilities. This European Glossary is first of all intended for professionals in the field of art, working with people with mental and/or intellectual disabilities.
European Ethical Charter for Equal Access to Art Education and the Public Market of Art and Culture for Persons with Intellectual and/or Mental Disabilities
This Charter is intended for art facilitators working in medical, social and psychiatric institutions. It contains ethical values and principles to apply in their artistic mediation work. For the purpose of this Charter, the term “user” will be used as a synonym for persons with intellectual and/or mental disabilities.
Art for All: European Guide of Good Practices
This report aims to extend the access to art for persons with disabilities created on the context of the Art for All project.
Extending our vision: Access to inclusive dance education for people with visual impairment.
article addresses the societal disabilities that handicap access to dance
education for the blind. Although much of traditional dance instruction relies
upon visual cuing and modeling, evidence suggests that dance can be
successfully taught to blind students by integrating verbal and tactile modes
An inclusive arts-mediated program for children with and without disabilities: Establishing community and an environment for child development through the arts.
multi-method qualitative study examined the culture, intentional design, and
features of a 30-year inclusive arts-mediated summer program called Spiral
The Meanings in Making: Openness, Technology and Inclusive Music Practices for People with Disabilities
musical instruments and interfaces can be designed to enable people with
disabilities to participate in creative music-making.
Strategic Planning for an Inclusive Community Arts Center for Adults with Developmental Disabilities.
The Oregon Supported Living Program (OSLP) is a private, nonprofit organization that works with adults with disabilities offering support services in group homes, supported living, and vocational training.
Easy Read Toolkit on how to participate in Adult Arts Education
This Easy Read Toolkit was developed by the Creative Inclusion in Adult Education (CIAE) project and is intended for persons with an intellectual disability to help them access and participate in Adult Arts Education.
The toolkit includes useful tools, stories and examples from people in the arts and disability sector as well as a 'Know your Rights' section available in easy to read.