OPPORTUNITY: How to Engage More Disabled People in Museums and Heritage

Accentuate is a national programme that creates ground-breaking opportunities for D/deaf and disabled people in the cultural sector. They have just received go ahead through EOI stage for Arts Council England’s leadership programme for their proposal – Curatorial Placement programme for D/deaf and disabled curators entitled Curating for Change; Disabled People Leading Within Museums.

Currently in the process of writing the full funding bid and as part of this they need to secure four partner Museums, of varying sizes across England, to host a fully-funded placement for one person from each partner organisation over an 18-month period.

Potential partner Museums would need to: support the person as part of their curatorial team and this role would operate in a similar way to a curatorial assistant role – as the person may need to learn some skills as part of the programme; provide a space for a temporary exhibition/display, as part of the programme there would be an expectation to produce an exhibition; support their development there would be an element of mentoring.

If you’d like to find out more about the project and discuss the partnership opportunity, please email Esther Fox, Head of Programme, at Accentuate – esther.fox@accentuateuk.org

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