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artsdepot to become a beacon venue for accessibility

Published: Mon 21 Dec 2020

We're really pleased to have secured 130k from City Bridge Trust – the City of London Corporation’s charity funder - for a 5 year programme to become a beacon venue for accessibility. 

The funds will enable us to:
•    Significantly increase the number of accessible performances we're able to offer including relaxed, BSL-interpreted, stage-captioned, audio-described and touch tours.
•    Hold biannual focus group meetings with disabled audience members engaging them in decision making processes and gaining feedback and insight into our work and plans
•    Commission an annual arts project created by disabled artists, engaging audiences and/or artists with disabilities.
•    Provide disability awareness training for all staff and employ specialist support towards the recruitment and retention of disabled staff and volunteers.

Tim Burley, Development Director, said:
“artsdepot aims to be engaging and inclusive for all our communities. This funding will enable us to seriously upscale interpretation providing enriched experiences for people with disabilities, we’re also massively excited about commissioning disabled artists and engaging disabled audience members in our thinking. Many thanks to the City Bridge Trust”     

The City of London Corporation’s charity funder, City Bridge Trust, is London’s biggest independent grant giver, making grants of over £25 million a year to tackle disadvantage across the capital.