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Project Art Works invites you to join us at Tate Liverpool for a two day EXPLORERS event in association with Plus Tate.

When: Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 November
Where: Tate Liverpool

Bringing together national conversations about how cultural institutions can evolve into more caring and inclusive spaces, the event will embrace agency in art, systems of care and different artist development practices. This event aspires to be non-didactic and accessible and will include a majority of contributors with lived experience of disability, neurodivergence or as caregivers.

Including contributions from national profile Supported Studios – Project Art Works, ActionSpace, Venture Arts, Intoart.

You can download a pdf of the programme for Explorers 2002 here: Explorers Programme

You can download a list of contributors per day here: Explorers Contributors

Topics include:

  • Who is not in the Room? Agency and its relationship with inclusion
  • Understanding barriers to representation
  • Why we need to talk about systems of care
  • Creative Access Toolkit for Plus Tate organisations
  • Creating agency for people who are non-verbal or use alternative ways of communicating
  • The importance of supported studios in artist development
  • Experiences of ableism, and good inclusive practice in institutions
  • Dealing with a cultural institution as an individual artist
  • What artist residencies mean for d/Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists developing their practice
  • What individualised grants mean for d/Deaf, disabled and neurodiverse artists

Booking is essential, please book your ticket via Eventbrite here.

Explorers is a 5 year programme of exhibitions, artist residencies, activism and conversation with galleries and supported studios, focusing on putting neurodivergent people at the centre of cultural life.

There is a ticket fee for this event. If the ticket fee is obstructing you from joining us please contact [email protected] to discuss support.

If you are attending with support please email [email protected].

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Plus Tate is a network of 48 visual arts organisations across the UK that exchanging ideas, knowledge, skills and resources and collaborate on joint programmes.

Explorers is supported by Arts Council England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

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