This handbook was created as part of the international Erasmus+ funded project Creability. Over the course of two years, the project looked into the following key question: How can we reshape tasks, exercises and methods from the performing arts to make them practically accessible and applicable to all human beings? For example, how can deaf people take part in a voice-led rhythm exercise or how can a dance warm-up be done in a wheelchair?

Numerous different workshops that took place in Germany and Greece between June 2018 and December 2019 allowed disabled and non-disabled artists and other cultural professionals to examine more than 70 tested methods and smaller teaching units (tools) from dance, acting and music. They aimed at modifying and further developing the tools in such a way that they can be used largely without restrictions in future inclusive practice. The TU Dortmund University monitored the project to ensure that the inclusive tools produced met the latest scientific standards. In a final workshop series, the best approaches were further tested by different target groups.

This handbook features a collection of the best 31 tried-and-tested creative
tools. This toolkit is meant to encourage artists, multipliers in youth work, social work and services for disabled people, teachers and other educators to create their own inclusive offers. In addition, it comes with important general guidelines and practical checklists for even more specific guidance and advice.

The practical handbook can be downloaded here free of charge:
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We will gladly send you a printed book for a nominal fee of €20 plus shipping (to cover the cost of printing) Please send an e-mail to to order your book.

Special thanks to all artists, facilitators, experts, assistants and workshop participants involved in the project without whom the project would not have been possible.