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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.

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.

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

Topics will include:

  • Agency and its relationship with inclusion
  • Understanding barriers to representation
  • Why we need to talk about systems of care
  • 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 Developing Your Creative Practice artist development grants mean for d/Deaf, disabled and ND artists
  • Plus Tate Toolkit on inclusive practice [more details will be circulated in September 2022]

Further details including booking information to come shortly. We anticipate interest in this event will be high, and tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register your interest ahead of the general release of tickets, please contact [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 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.

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