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From Access to Inclusion

11 May | 00:00 - 23:59

Arts & Disability Ireland and The Kennedy Center

From Access to Inclusion


Dublin Castle, Dublin

Arts & Disability Ireland and The Kennedy Center present: From Access to Inclusion 2020, an Arts and Culture Summit from 11th – 14th May 2020.

Arts & Disability Ireland are delighted to be partnering and collaborating with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Office of VSA and Accessibility, Washington D.C. From Access to Inclusion 2020 is modeled on The Kennedy Center’s conference, Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD®), the largest annual convening of access professionals and advocates in North America.

From Access to Inclusion 2020 will gather the most thought provoking leaders and advocates in access and inclusion in arts and culture.

This dynamic Summit will be a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and discover new and innovative ways to create accessible and inclusive experiences.

From Access to Inclusion 2020 will include three strands; Capacity Building Workshops, the From Access to Inclusion Symposium and a programme of Evening Cultural Events.

Capacity Building Workshops 11th and 12th May, various cultural venues across the city.

Participate in a stimulating range of practical workshops run by internationally acknowledged experts.

These intimate workshops, held in Dublin’s world famous cultural institutions will offer a real opportunity to participate and learn.  Gain a toolbox of skills which arts and cultural professionals will be able to implement with ease and confidence.

From Access to Inclusion Symposium 13th and 14th May, Dublin Castle

An international gathering of access professionals and advocates exploring how to provide seamless, person-centered experiences in arts and culture, through a dynamic programme of keynotes, discussion panels, case studies and demonstrations.  The Symposium offers an unprecedented opportunity to exchange ideas and discover new and innovative ways to include and welcome everyone.

Evening Cultural Events 11th, 12th and 13th May, various cultural venues

An exciting programme of Evening Cultural Events will take place from 11th to 13th May at various cultural venues across Dublin featuring access and inclusion in action.

This Summit will be essential for professionals at all levels in the arts, cultural and tourism sectors such as those working in: venues, festivals, galleries, museums, heritage sites and visitor experiences.  In addition to those who deliver, programme or present accessible and inclusive experiences, From Access to Inclusion 2020 is relevant for policy makers, funders and administrators who are committed to embedding a more holistic approach to accessible arts and cultural programming at a local, regional, national and international level.