Out There Arts National centre for outdoor arts and circus

Out There Arts Partners with DC4CC

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Working to develop our access

Out There Arts is proud to announce to pair with a cohort of six selected artists/producers that will be paired with six organisations in Phase 2 of the Disability Consultancy for Creative Change (DC4CC) research project focusing on East of England.

The six artists/producers:

Suzie Birchwood

Casper Love

Edi McGurk

Sonny Nwachukwu

Bibi June Schwithal

Catherine Turner

The selected disabled practitioners will be paired respectively with:
Out There Arts, DanceEast, SPILL Festival, Metal, HighTide, New Wolsey Theatre.

About DC4CC:

The DC4CC is Liz Counsell, Kate Marsh & Linda Rocco. They came together in 2021 to undertake research into the experiences of disabled artists and audiences in accessing arts and cultural venues. The culminating discussions, which can be found here, have informed the development of Phase 2.

Phase 2 sees a two-month organisational placement of the selected artists/producers to develop a programme of professional development for disabled artists and producers. This process is developed in dialogue with the partner organisations to better understand the sector’s big picture. The professional development plans devised during the placement will be part of a wider nationally significant project in Phase 3, to bring the research into action and make tangible changes to the performing arts landscape in the East region for D/deaf and disabled artists and producers.

The DC4CC is commissioned by Arts Council England and supported by Metal, Cambridge Junction and Colchester Arts Centre.

Meet the artists/producers

Portrait of Sonny

Sonny Nwachukwu

Sonny is a writer, director, and founder of Gateway Arts

Portrait of Suzie

Suzie Birchwood

Suzie Birchwood is a Dancer and Dance Educator specialising

Out There Arts Partners with Disability Consultancy for Creative Change

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