Can we reward the accessibility to the Scenic Arts and how? That was the main question of the IO8 work package of intellectual output 8: explore the development of a quality label about the accessibility to the scenic arts. This study showed us that there are a lot of interesting initiatives going on in Europe. More or less any good practices in terms of culture or scenic arts talks about the engagement and the willingness to work to better accessibility, few of them work to structural implementation of accessibility.
The output of the IO8 work package of the ACT project was proposed to be a guide with strategies to implement it (rather than a clear proposal) so any region, country or government can use it for further development or implementation. It was proposed to contain:
– A list of items that should be included in the label.
– A draft, to be viewedas a precursor to a guide with information on the concept and baselines of ‘Accessibility in the Scenic Arts’, with examples of good practices.
– Proposal of a label methodology: definition, evaluation measure and critical guidance for further development and implementation.
Based on the outcome of the analysis of the situation of each partner, we formulated the definition of ‘Accessibility to the Scenic Arts’. The standards in this definition were translated as 4 quality indicators (QI) and 16 elements of measurement (EM), integrated in the proposed label methodology with a reflection about further development of this label proposal
Read more about the label methodology proposal HERE.
In addition we could make use of all the findings that ACT itself generated through its different IOs. It is on the basis of these different inputs that first, if provisional, requirements and attention points for an accessibility label has been formulated. This guide gives you more insight in how to read and understand the selected aspects we defined as part of a possible label that can lead to more accessibility In cultural events and beyond.
Read more about the draft guide ‘Accessibility to the scenic arts’ HERE.