Professional in a performing arts venue/festival? Fill in this survey about your knowledge of & accessibility for Deaf & disabled artists

On The Move / British Council


British Council has commissioned On the Move, the international cultural mobility network, to conduct a follow-up report to Time to Act: How lack of knowledge in the cultural sector creates barriers for disabled artists and audiences. Research leading to Time to Act, conducted in 2020/21, found significant knowledge gaps in the European performing arts sector as regards the needs of disabled artists and audiences, as well as the works created by disabled artists. The new report, to be published in 2023, will take stock of the learnings of the Time to Act report while highlighting key areas to delve into and act on for more systemic changes, particularly for disabled artists.

For whom?

In this context, we would like to ask your collaboration by filling in this new concise questionnaire.

It is addressed to cultural professionals involved in performing arts venues or festivals, e.g. as artistic directors, programmers, curators, general managers, chief executives, creative producers, cultural managers, etc. Responding should not take longer than 10-15 minutes.

Please note that this questionnaire is open to all professionals (disabled and non-disabled) including those who have no or limited experience with programming or supporting artists with disabilities.

Thank you for your time!

Don’t forget that the questionnaire is available in EnglishFrenchItalianSwedishPolish and Spanish. It will be soon available in Polish. If you are not comfortable in any of these languages, you can also respond in your own language and we will make sure to translate your answers (email contact: 

About Time To Act

Time to Act is a research report authored by On the Move, and commissioned by the British Council in the context of Europe Beyond Access.

Spanning 42 countries, Time To Act provides the first transnational evidence that lack of knowledge in the mainstream cultural sector is a key barrier preventing disabled artists and arts professionals participating equally in European culture.

Time to Act covers questions such as: 

  • How many European programmers are actively seeking work by disabled artists?
  • What are the barriers stopping mainstream cultural institutions becoming more accessible?
  • Who do Europe’s cultural managers think should be providing guidance and support to help them make their programmes more accessible to disabled arts professionals?

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