Claire Hodgeson and Jamie Beddard from Diverse City
Moving On is a progression programme to support the young people in inclusive practice and ensure there are more routes into the performing arts. Only 1.5% of the current cohort on drama and dance higher education courses in the UK self identify as disabled. They do not have a wide range of impairments. We believe the Moving On project will help develop a more inclusive approach to education and progression routes for young people.
Linked to our Remix East and Remix West groups, the new Moving On progression programme offers:
'Mapping & Research' exercise of Further and Higher Education courses in the UK that are positive towards disabled students and professional performance companies that recruit disabled performers;
launching an interactive web page on progression routes for young people, based on the above research, to assist young people and their families/carers in making choices about their future;
providing a series of coaching sessions for young disabled people with a progressions advisor;
advocacy to the further and higher education sector in and around Dorset (including Bournemouth and Poole) to support them to welcome more disabled students on to their performing arts courses;
offering training for artists and organisations in inclusive practice;
launching 'Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists', a semi-professional integrated performance company which will, through residencies with professional artists, tour performances and provide young disabled people experience of being in a professional company and all its attendant roles.
Providing a series of coaching sessions for young disabled people with our coaching partners from Time Won’t Wait: http://www.timewontwait.com)
Moving On is being led by Diverse City in partnership with Activate and is supported by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Arts Council England, Pavilion Dance South West, Dorset County Council.