Time to Really Act


Two years on from the ground-breaking Time to Act report, British Council has commissioned On the Move - the international cultural mobility network - to conduct a follow-up report looking further into the knowledge gaps in the cultural sector that contribute towards inequalities for disabled artists and audiences.

This new report reveals data-led insights into the accessibility, inclusion, international mobility and professional development of disabled artists in the European performing arts sector, as well as the progress made over the past few years. The report combines a regional focus, covering all the countries participating in the EU’s Creative Europe programme (as well as Switzerland the UK), with more detailed analyses of the progress made in three of the countries where Europe Beyond Access has operated – namely, Italy, Poland, and Sweden.

What is the current cultural landscape for European artists, arts professionals and audiences with disabilities in 2023? What recent advances have been made on a national and European basis?

How can all cultural professionals, arts organisations, national institutions and cultural policymakers play a part in transforming the cultural ecosystem in the years to come?

The report is available here

Disability and Transforming the Cultural Ecosystem


Europe Beyond Access has been upporting disabled artists to break the glass ceilings of contemporary dance & theatre since 2018.

Across the performing arts and across Europe, disabled artists are pushing the boundaries of form, and are presenting audiences, fellow artists and arts professionals with one of the creative opportunities of our time.

Learn more about the initiative here


Photo credits: Studio Lampyris Noctiluca by Francesco Mazzola with artist Aristide Rontini

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European Dance Development Network

From dancehouses to dance development organisations.


How Can We Move?

22 November 2023

Creating Equitable Spaces in Contemporary Dance

EDN online conference