Disability and Leadership in the Cultural Sector
About the LECTURE
For any nation wanting to develop diversity in arts and culture, the challenge is to develop a sector where disabled people are included and supported beyond individual flash moments so that we are not only put on show, but we get to run the show! As a result of this society changes irrevocably on the ground and disabled people become a natural part of cultural life, not hidden or placed in the margins.
This means investing in disabled people in the long term both because we have right to be included and also because our artistic contribution is striking and our position in culture indicative of that within society itself. At the end of the day - including disabled people in leadership development, it's about both syncing and swimming.
The Lecture will take place on Tuesday 22 May 2018. Registration will commence promptly at 6.00pm
Time: 6.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.
Venue: International Involvement Hub
Pre-booking is essential and places are limited.
Dress code for the evening is business attire
Please note: All registrations are subject to availability. We reserve the right to limit and/or refuse registration without assigning any reason. We will confirm all valid registrations with a reminder email. If you do not receive a reminder email but have a valid registration please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for confirmation before arriving at the venue.
Access: We welcome everyone to the lecture. The facilities are accessible for persons with disabilities and sign language interpretation will be available at the lecture.
To register for the Workshop, please visit https://accesstraining.peatix.com
About Jo Verrent
Jo believes that 'different' is delicious not divergent.
A speaker, writer and activist, she creates, produces and curates art. She also intervenes in arts and culture at strategic levels with national agencies and on the ground with organisations/individuals embedding the belief that diversity adds texture, turning policy into real action.
Her most recent video installation, Take Me To Bed, created with Luke Pell and featuring Caroline Bowditch, Robert Softley Gale, Janice Parker and Luke himself, premiered at the Dance Digital Mobilities Festival in Bedford in April 2014 and will be touring the UK in 2014/15.
Other work in the last few years, delivered in partnership with Sarah Pickthall, has included:
- Short Circuit - fusing disabled artistry and digital acumen
- Push Me - film-making for The Space focusing on Unlimited artists within the 2012 Cultural Olympiad
- Sync - examining the interplay between disability and leadership in the cultural sector.
She has also written a number of articles defining the UK's Creative Case and articulating the perspective that diversity is at the heart of great art.
In 2013, Jo undertook a personal challenge to do one thing differently every day for the whole year, to push the barriers within her own practice.
Jo has won both Cosmopolitan's woman of achievement award and her village's cup for making jam.
Jo is partially deaf and has tinnitus. She uses residual hearing, lip reading and sign language.
The Singapore International Foundation makes friends for a better world. We build enduring relationships between Singaporeans and world communities, and harness these friendships to enrich lives and effect positive change. Our work is anchored in the belief that cross-cultural interactions provide insights that strengthen understanding. These exchanges inspire action and enable collaborations for good. Our programmes bring people together to share ideas, skills and experiences in areas such as healthcare, education, the environment, arts and culture, as well as livelihood and business. We do this because we believe we all can, and should, do our part to build a better world, one we envision as peaceful, inclusive and offering opportunities for all. Find out more at www.sif.org.sg
- The event description was updated. Diff#339112 2018-05-22 04:22:37
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM SGT
- International Involvement Hub, Singapore International Foundation, Level 4M, Tower 1, The Atrium@Orchard
Jo Verrent Lecture FULL
- Venue Address
- 60A Orchard Rd, Singapore 238890 Singapore