Mobility Webinar: The International Mobility of Disabled Artists and Culture Professionals

As part of its pluriannual programme co-funded by the European Union, On the Move twice a year proposes Mobility Webinars to investigate collectively international artistic and cultural mobility.

For this fifth Cultural Mobility Webinar focused on the mobility of disabled artists and culture professionals, On the Move built upon the two large-scale studies it carried out for the British Council, as part of the EU funded project Europe Beyond Access, Time to Act: How lack of knowledge in the cultural sector creates barriers for disabled artists and audiences (Baltà, Ellingsworth, Floch: 2021) and Time to Act: Two Years On, Data-led Insights on Performing Arts and Disability in Europe (Baltà, Ellingsworth: 2023). It followed recent online and in-person initiatives led by On the Move members to raise the awareness of the variety of specific conditions and needs of disabled artists and arts workers.

The Webinar held on 12 March 2024 allowed, thanks to the rich and diverse experiences of the panellists, to take stock of the situation after the latest initiatives at national, European and international levels and continue to propose steps to foster change and related recommendations.

  • Moderator: Jordi Baltà Portolés, Cultural Consultant and Researcher (Spain)
  • Panellists:
    • Maria Vlachou, Executive Director (Acesso Cultura, Portugal)
    • Onn Sokny, Senior Manager (Epic Arts, Cambodia)
    • Lisette Reuter, Director (Un-Label, Germany)

A webinar co-funded by the European Union, in collaboration with Howlround.

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