What might an accessible residency look like or be like for artists who are d/Deaf, disabled, or neurodivergent? In collaboration with University of Atypical and COVEN BERLIN, videoclub has been exploring a model of best practice for accessible residencies.
Talking to artists and undertaking research with studio providers, we have been asking that question – for both in-person/physical and online residencies. In this talk we present some of our research, including what we’ve learned from artists and providers, and present suggestions for best practice for both accessible online and in-person residencies.
We will also be asking for your feedback on our model: What would you add? What do you think a model of best practice should have or be?
Jamie Wyld is founder and director of videoclub, an artists’ moving image and digital culture agency based in Brighton, UK, which delivers screenings, residencies, exhibitions and outdoor events in the UK and internationally.
In 2020, videoclub established Vital Capacities, an online accessible residency programme set up to replace international residencies during the pandemic. Focusing on disabled, d/Deaf and neurodivergent artists, Vital Capacities has supported eight residencies with 29 artists participating since September 2020, delivered with partners in Hong Kong, South Africa, Canada, Germany and across the UK.
A limited number of places are available, so booking is required. Please let us know your access requirements when booking.