Beyond Signs

Beyond Signs


For equal access, professionalisation and engagement of native signer artists for mixed audiences Beyond Signs is a two-year project (2020-2022) intending to improve the social integration of deaf people through artistic cooperation, by involving them actively in the performing arts sector, from the creation to the staging, collaborating and touring in

El Alto: Bringing together disability arts from across the Americas

Case Study

El Alto is the British Council’s review of arts and culture in the Americas. For its second edition, the focus was on the d/Deaf and disability arts movement and ‘crip’ culture. El Alto was edited in partnership with Tangled Art + Disability (Canada) and 17, Instituto de Estudios Críticos (Mexico).

Workshop with Candoco Dance Company in Warsaw (Poland)

Europe Beyond Access partner British Council Poland is collaborating with Teatr21 to run this two-part workshop delivered by performers from Candoco, one of the world’s best known inclusive dance companies and an icon of contemporary British dance theatre. The workshop, which is taking place at the Theatre Institute venues in Warsaw,

Europe Beyond Access presents Experimenting with Dance Dramaturgy


‘Dramaturgy is a concept which cannot be defined just in one way'. Led by choreographer Gaia Clotilde Chernetich and dramaturg Giuseppe Dagostino, the fourth Europe Beyond Access artist laboratory The dramaturgy of movement transitions brought dance practitioners from across Europe together for a week to focus on the dramaturgical process and

Diverse Nordic Voices


Diverse Nordic Voices (DNVCI) is a programme that supports the development of a greater diversity of choreographic voices from the Nordic region. The 30-month programme is brought about by the pro-active collaboration between leading dance organizations within three Nordic countries. The intention – to create an opportunity for the professional

Tanja Erhart and Medie Megas: ‘Access as an Act of Care’

Choreographer Medie Megas (Greece/UK) interviews dance artist Tanja Erhart (Austria/UK) on challenging stereotypes, using dance as a form of activism, and ableism in the performing arts. This interview was organised by our Europe Beyond Access partner in Athens, Οnassis STEGI.

Beginner’s Guide to Inclusive Dance Teaching (from Holland Dance Festival and Stopgap Dance Company)

Toolkit A new resource for dance teachers has just been launched by Holland Dance Festival and Stopgap Dance Company, supported through Europe Beyond Access. The eight-part video series is aimed at dance educators who are keen to increase the accessibility of their teaching and covers topics from: warm upsmovement explorationsdiscovering and

Time to Act report: preliminary findings published


Launching the preliminary findings of our new report 'Time to Act: How lack of knowledge in the cultural sector creates barriers for disabled artists and audiences'. This major new study from On the Move into the barriers that disabled people experience when accessing the arts spans 40 countries. It has been

Time to Act: preliminary findings

Time to Act: How lack of knowledge in the cultural sector creates barriers for disabled artists and audiences An international closed-group webinar for European policymakers, funders, directors, staff at Ministries of Culture, and cultural professionals. On 27 April, the British Council and On the Move presented the initial findings of a major

Panel with Acesso Cultura, Portugal: Arts and Disability

Photo by Pedro Tiagro. Raw a Nude by Diana Niepce. As part of Europe Beyond Access, the British Council in collaboration with Acesso Cultura present a lively discussion ‘Arts and Disability: a new cultural agenda for Europe’. Addressing the areas for change outlined in a report published by the first European Arts