The Audience Blending by Arts (ABBA) project has reached it's final stages and will hold a conference on the 4th October 2019 where it will share its results and discuss art and inclusion.
The ABBA project aims to remove barriers to equal participation in leisure activities. It aims to lead to artists and spectators, with(out) disabilities, enjoying the same theatre experience at the same time, and without one artist/audience being favored over another. It works on a Europe-wide problem around lack of inclusion in the arts.
It does this through 3 strands of activity:
- Test ways of cooperation between cultural centres and service providers to work together to engage a range of audiences (with(out) disabilities) in art performances.
- Encourage deaf and hearing artists to collaborate through piloting (play: guardians of dreams) a new theatre technique – Innovative Bilingual Theatre (IBT) – using integrated sign and oral language.
- Trial ways to adapt IBT for other different needs and media, e.g. blind, learning difficulties.
Join us on the 4th October, together with representatives from the European Institutions and cultural operators.