Consulting: Inclusion and Accessibility in Art and Culture
Un-Label advises and qualifies cultural institutionsas well as funding agencies in the field of performing arts. This includes the introduction or expansion of barrier-free offerings, diversity-oriented organizational development, or the re-accentuation and design of equitable funding programs.
Inclusive access to the arts adds value for the entire public and the structure of cultural enterprises in general.
It is usually not for lack of will, but rather competence, that cultural institutions are unable to recognize and treat people with disabilities as equal cultural workers and participants. This is where our consulting services come in; we work to educate and qualify institutions in the methods they can apply to achieve more inclusion and diversity in their cultural services and structures. Together, we develop practical recommendations for action and provide needs-oriented advice on designing barrier-free cultural offerings and opening up in an institutionally inclusive manner.
Our services include general awareness training and workshops for front-of-house staff as well as training for accessible communication, PR and public relations and lectures. We also accompany artistic productions and advise on relavant accessibility goals.
In addition to coaching and consulting, Un-Label has established various formats for further education and scientific exchange. Of particular interest for cultural institutions are our creative workshops, symposia, creative labs and master classes for artists.
Cultural funding can effectively promote the artistic activity and participation of people with disabilities – as cultural workers as well as audiences. But how and where can funding organizations start in the funding process to best meet the needs of cultural actors with disabilities? Un-Label has launched the United Inclusion project to address this question and advises funding organizations on the design of their funding measures.