8 dec 2021

Time to Act: How lack of knowledge in the cultural sector creates barriers for disabled artists and audiences

‘Those of us working to present and support the work of disabled artists have known for years that knowledge gaps in the mainstream performing arts sector remain constant barriers. This is not new. What is new, and ground-breaking, is to have the evidence to prove this is the case. 

Time To Act’s transnational data shows this problem extends beyond national boundaries. It shows a European cultural sector that structurally marginalises disabled people as artists, arts professionals and audiences. We hope Time To Act can be a positive contribution to the decisions being made by artists, by producers and promoters, by major institutions and by cultural funders and policymakers. The report shares solutions and steps to be taken. But also makes clear, without delay, it really is Time To Act‘.