AA2A Disability & Cultural Diversity Champions

We are delighted to announce that The Art House, Shape and Accentuate are our Disability Champions and NBAA our Cultural Diversity Champion. They will promote AA2A to their membership and wider listings to ensure that AA2A opportunities are available to everyone and reflect the widest community possible. They will also provide us with feedback to help us fine tune our policies and practice. We want to thank all our Champions for the work theyre doing to help promote AA2A.

More about AA2A's Disability Champions...

The Art House www.the-arthouse.org.uk

Based in Wakefield, The Art House offers a range of opportunities and facilities for artists to develop their practice: They work with all visual artists, both disabled and non-disabled, in the development of their professional practice and the realisation of their creative ambitions. This work is as varied as the artists' ambitions. It includes mentoring, coaching, residencies, information, exhibition and teaching opportunities.

Shape www.shapearts.org.uk

Based in London, Shapes vision is 'to see disabled people participate fully in the arts and cultural sector. To provide skills, opportunities and support for disabled artists, individuals and cultural organisations; and help build a more inclusive cultural sector.

DASH www.dasharts.org

DASH is a Disability-led visual arts organisation, based in Shropshire and working nationally and internationally. They work in partnership with arts organisations across the UK to create new art and opportunities, commissioning exciting new work by disabled visual artists, and developing new audiences. They provide mentoring for disabled artists and training for galleries and arts organisations.

Accentuate www.accentuateuk.org

Accentuate is a programme which operates as part of Screen South, a cultural development agency based in Folkestone. Accentuate is an incubator for ideas and producer and commissioner of projects which challenge perceptions of disability within society. They also provide practical training and guidance, ignite debate and lead cultural discussion. Accentuate has been funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from London 2012 by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK.

More about AA2A's Cultural Diversity Champion...

NBAA (National Black Arts Alliance) www.blackartists.org.uk

Based in the North West of England, NBAA works across art forms to create productions that challenge perceptions of Black culture and that celebrate the many dimensions of Black heritages. They employ the arts as a learning vehicle to assist disadvantaged and disenfranchised individuals. They offer a wide range of education and community workshops, training events and conferences dealing with issues around leadership and empowerment.