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Dollface, (c) Sasha Saben Callaghan 2019.

Dollface, (c) Sasha Saben Callaghan 2019.

Not Going Back to Normal: Disabled Artists' Chats #1


28 May 2020  


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This is the first of two sessions we're hosting for disabled artists to get together to radically reimagine a future for the arts.

What would art be like if it was always centred on disabled people? How is art in Scotland set up to exclude disabled people, and how would you change that? How has the pandemic changed things, and what has it made more clear? We'll talk about what the issues are, and come up with some solutions together.

The sessions are free to attend but capacity is limited, so please book in advance via Eventbrite. We'll email you a link to the Zoom meeting before the event.

Both sessions will have live audio transcription. We have a budget to meet other access needs, including BSL interpretation, so please email [email protected] if you need anything to support your participation. To prepare, just think about the question "If I could change one thing about the arts in Scotland, what would it be?" You don't need to bring anything else.

These sessions are part of Not Going Back to Normal, a project to collectively write a manifesto by and for disabled artists. This project is for artists, at any level of experience, who identify as Disabled, D/deaf, chronically ill, neurodiverse, crip, mad, sick, spoonie or otherwise. The project is focused on artists based in Scotland, or with strong connections to living or working in Scotland.

Online Discussion Code of Conduct
Collective is dedicated to providing a harassment-free online environment for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion.

We ask all participants to be respectful, to listen to the moderator and other participants, and not to dominate the conversation. Read our full Code of Conduct here

Image Description: Dollface. The porcelain head of a doll stands out from a black background. The face is covered in tiny cracks and the top of the head is broken, revealing Victorian scrap paper and flowers inside. One of the doll’s eyes is ringed with pearls. It wears drop earrings and a choker decorated with a gold key. (c) Sasha Saben Callaghan 2019.


Not Going Back to Normal