Sector day: Cripping the Space

16 Sep 2023
Sector dayLes Halles de Schaerbeek (Brussel)
How can we work sustainably on accessibility?

(c) Nirmala Coppejans

16%-24% of the population has a disability.

That group is currently inadequately represented in the current arts sector.

As an artist or organization, how do you work on accessibility in a sustainable way, both in the workplace and within the creation of a performance? Why is it important to facilitate work by/about disability? Where do you start and what is involved?

Crucial questions to which we try to offer practice-oriented answers on this day. International speakers such as Kaite O’Reilly, among others, come to inspire us with words of wisdom. Cripping the Space presents their charter to the industry. We eat together and offer info sessions shaped by Culture Desk.

*We work with crip time: people may walk in and out according to their needs.

*Childcare: we provide childcare, activities and treats for your children so you can participate in peace.

*The entire location is wheelchair accessible from the main entrance. The restrooms are also wheelchair accessible.

SCHEDULE -under reservation-

10:30 – 11:00 Walk-in with coffee

11:00 – 12:00 Keynote Kaite O’Reilly

12:00 – 12:30 Q&A

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:00 Keynote Sonja Parmentier

14:00 – 14:30 Presentation Charter

14:30 – 15:30 An info session on recruiting artists in a cultural organization

15:30 – 16:30 An info session on funding for more accessible cultural organizations and activities

Info session: hiring artists in a cultural organization

As a cultural organization you have to deal with various artists: everyone has taken a different route to get to your organization. You have to take into account not only that route, but also various backgrounds and their status. In this session, we’ll look at, among other things, what you need to consider when you want to compensate an artist for his/her/their performance and the method of compensation in conjunction with the type of income they may already be receiving (such as an income replacement allowance, benefit, art work allowance, living wage, etc.).

Info session: funding for more accessible cultural organizations and activities

Making your workplace, organization and cultural activities more accessible requires an additional investment. During this info session, we aim to help cultural organizations gain insights into additional funding opportunities and strategies to make their operations more accessible to people with disabilities.

Where & when?

Saturday 16th of september
Les Halles de Schaerbeek (Grote Hal), Brussels


Participation is free, but please register through this link.

More information

language: English

In collaboration with Het TheaterFestival, Kunstenpunt, Kunstencentrum VIERNULVIER, Cultuurloket, Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Lasso & DE SINGEL, NTGent & Sociaal Fonds Podiumkunsten.