Access All Areas awarded Arts Council Transforming Leadership Funding

Partnering with Disability Arts Online and Manchester Met University, we will develop a bespoke career development program and coaching culture for potential learning disabled leaders. 

Our new leadership programme will enable seven aspiring learning disabled leaders to take on positions across all aspects of theatre making including becoming theatre directors, being the voice of our social media platforms and co-chairs of trustee boards.   

We will work in partnership with leading theatre venues to develop placements for our aspiring leaders which will in turn challenge inaccessible practice and bring vital new perspectives to the Arts and leadership.

Charlene Salter co-directed ‘Winged’

Charlene Salter co-directed ‘Winged’

Congratulations to our friends Graeae Theatre Company who along with ourselves and Shape have also received Transforming Leadership funding and will leadership development programmes, which will support D/deaf and disabled cultural leaders at all stages of their careers.

We are very thankful to the Arts Council and cannot wait to get started. Get ready for a shake up in the Arts, your new leaders are raring to go.