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Accentuate is the 2012 Legacy Programme for the South East. Accentuate consists of 15 ambitious projects which represent the arts, film, tourism, business, sport and heritage. The aim is to promote the talent of deaf and disabled people in whatever area they work in. This blog is from Our View - a group of talented deaf and disabled people who act as an internal steering group as well as have direct relationships with the individual projects. Accentuate is funded by Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity whose mission is to support a wide range of innovative cultural and sporting activities, which celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) has also invested significant financial support in Accentuate, as have the regional cultural agencies.

Jamie Bedard asks am I disabled, or am I an artist?

15 July 2010


Am I disabled? Am I an artist? Most definitely the former, arguably and intermittently, the latter. As for being a ´disabled artist;’ a minefield of assumptions, perceptions and definitions underlie this seemingly straight-foward description. I have, in the past, just ´got on with it´, without taking the time or care to analyse my real position in this morass of identity politics. However, as I do believe all art has a political dimension, and am supposed to be an...

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Colin Hambrook talks to Talking to Esther Gill, English Heritage Outreach Manager for Creative Landscapes

6 July 2010


Talking to Esther Gill, English Heritage Outreach Manager it became apparent that Creative Landscapes aims to fulfil several key aims of accentuate beyond expectations. Encouraging accessibility and welcoming disabled people is key to the legacy Creative Landscapes intends to embed within Heritage Open Days in Gosport and Hastings in Sussex. Over the next three years this work will be offered as an example of good practice to be set as a precedent to be emulated at Heritage Open Days across...

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