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Free Events: Curating Institutional Change

A series of three panel discussions with incredible speakers responding to provocations and with an open Q and A; discussing how the visual arts sector can become more inclusive and accessible for Disabled people.

The Curating Institutional Change series is hosted by DASH, and includes speakers drawn from across the sector including Wysing Arts Centre, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA), Watershed, Midlands Arts Centre (mac), International Curators Forum and the University of Leicester.

Independent artists and curators will include George Vasey, Sam Metz, Amanprit Sandhu, Ashokkumar Mistry and Hannah Wallis.

Each event will focus on a different theme. Please find them listed below: ​​​​​​​


Rocking the Boat
Wednesday 16 June, 1.30pm-2.30pm

Deborah Kermode from mac joins the International Curators Forum, Teresa Cisneros from Wellcome Collection and artist-curator Ashokkumar Mistry to discuss how to go about making organisational change. How can we encourage and create change, whilst avoiding resistance and fear?

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Care and Compassion

Wednesday 23 June, 1.30pm-2.30pm

Clare Reddington from Watershed and Hannah Wallis to discuss how we care for our artists, staff and community when making change.

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Inside Out:Outside In

Wednesday 30 June, 1.30pm-2.30pm

Mike Layward of DASH joins Amanprit Sandhu, independent evaluator Morag Ballantyne and Richard Sandell from the University of Leicester to discuss the benefits that inclusivity brings to organisations.

This event also launches the Future Curators Programme 2023-2027, with details of how it works and how to apply.

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Curating Institutional Change events are made possible through Artfund and Arts Council England.

The event will be BSL interpreted and captioned.


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