Disability Equality Training with Little Cog

Tuesday 23 March 2021, 12.30pm- 2.30pm
Via Zoom


As part of Sunderland Culture’s commitment to supporting an inclusive arts and culture sector, we are working with Little Cog to provide Disability Equality training for small organisations and individual creative practitioners based in Sunderland.

Led by Little Cog’s Artistic Director, Vici Wrenott- Sinnott, who is a leading figure in the UK Disability Art sector, this supported, solution-focused session will look at removing barriers to the arts for members of our communities. It will support individual practitioners and organisations to understand more about disability and what change can look like, with some simple things you can do to make a start in bringing greater engagement, richer stories and larger audiences of disabled people. The session will ask: what might new models of practice, and new relationships with disabled people look like for you and your work?

“We were genuinely challenged to rethink and change the way we work with disabled people. New language, new approaches and gaining a new knowledge of disability that helped us understand why we need to do things a certain way, rather than just changing because we want to tick boxes. People have seen really brilliant work and had their own perceptions challenged by the work they have seen.”

Annabel Turpin, Chief Executive, ARC Stockton

To register
Register your interest in this workshop, by clicking here.

We will confirm your place and details of the session via. email. Places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you have any access needs, please get in touch and we’ll do our best to accommodate these. If you have any questions about access or the event, please email [email protected].

Due to our funding conditions, this workshop is only available to individual creative practitioners who live, work or study in Sunderland or creative/ heritage organisations and creative businesses who are based in Sunderland. If you are unsure of whether you qualify, please email Laura using the email address above.

This workshop is offered as part of the Unlock the City programme which supports the development of artists and creative businesses in Sunderland. Unlock the City is delivered in partnership by Sunderland Culture, Sunderland City Council, Digital Catapult, North East BIC and Sunderland BME Network, with funding from Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Great Place Programme, and Coastal Communities Fund

About Little Cog
Little Cog is a disabled-led theatre company founded by Artistic Director, Vici Wreford-Sinnott, in 2011. The company seeks to put the hidden stories and experiences of disabled people centre-stage, whilst challenging entrenched historical and medical perceptions of disability and disabled people. They explore and celebrate an extraordinary social phenomenon with phenomenally talented disabled theatre actors, writers, artists, designers, thinkers and practitioners. They aim to complete the contemporary cultural landscape with beautiful, powerful, witty and challenging work. They explode the stage with new protagonists, new narratives and new or forgotten stories.

Find out more about Little Cog, here: https://www.littlecog.co.uk


Main image: Who Do You Want to Meet? event bringing together the Click Click Club, Sunderland Deaf Society, Grindon Watercolour Group, IMPACT North East and Young Asian Voices, with the ClickClick Club and Sunderland Deaf Society sharing ‘Deaf See Us‘, using portraiture and film to showcase deaf culture and experiences of older deaf people. Photo: Steve Brock

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