Recite Me
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Date: 
Friday, 15 March 2019
Time: 
1:00pm - 5:00pm

 

Join The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums to find out how we can support people with disabilities and organisations wishing to engage disabled people to deliver cultural heritage projects.

 

We are delighted to offer you the opportunity to attend the above event which is jointly hosted by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM).  There are limited places and these can be booked on a first come first served basis via the contact details below.

The event will have speakers from HLF, TWAM and a couple of disability groups about how heritage programming can be organised and funded for D/deaf and disabled people and what help is out there.  This is an ideal opportunity for any disability community group to recognise possible cultural partners to assist in some of the delivery of a particular project.  It will also allow cultural venues to identify disability community partners, if they do not already have them, with whom they can work on improving access to their individual cultural venue or programming.  There will also be information regarding the Arts Council England (ACE) “Creative Case for Diversity” and how this aims to improve cultural access by D/deaf and disabled people.                                                              

 

This event has been organised to improve the take up of HLF funding by groups and organisations of or who work with D/deaf and disabled people.   The communities our definition include are:

  •         Blind and partially sighted people
  •         Deaf, hard of hearing and deaf with speech
  •         Groups of learning disabled or individuals on the autistic spectrum
  •         Physically disabled people, wheelchair users or those who experience significant mobility problems
  •         Older people, especially those who have dementia
  •         Groups or individuals who have or work with people experiencing ongoing long term mental health conditions

The event is open to community groups, cultural organisations, health authorities and local authorities who wish to find out more about how to obtain funding for arts, crafts, and heritage work targeting any/all of the groups listed above.

BSL interpreter and palantypist support has been booked so please take note of the closing date which is midday on Friday 1st March.  The event is to be held in the Clore Suite at the GNM: Hancock which has level access and accessible toilet facilities.  There is also a loop system in the meeting space.

 

To book your place please contact:  robert.latham@twmuseums.org.uk

Or telephone: 0191 2772313

When booking places could you please give me as much information as possible regarding your access and communication needs so I can ensure the relevant support can be put in place.