Accentuate Curating for Change

Accentuate Curating for Change

Disabled people leading in museums

Screen South, through its pioneering Accentuate Programme, has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £950,900.00 for an England-wide heritage project that aims to be transformational for the museum sector.

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Curating for Change's 2-part Sector Forum

how can induction, mindful line management, and career development practise enable D/deaf, disabled, and neurodivergent people to thrive in their museum careers?

Building on the success of the inaugural Curating for Change Sector Forum The Equity of Recruitment and the subsequent action plan for equitable recruitment in the museums sector, this 2-part forum focuses on retaining disabled talent within the museum workforce.

part 1

wednesday 19th april 2023
11:00 - 12:30

Re-framing induction processes for D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent staff

part 2

wednesday 14th june 2023
11:00 - 12:30

What does it take for D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people to thrive in their museum careers?


Curating for Change - Who is involved?

The following museums and sector organisations will be hosting placements or supporting activities and creating a nationwide network as part of Curating for Change:

• National Railway Museum (part of the Science Museum Group)
• Thackray Museum of Medicine
• Museum of Liverpool
• Black Country Living Museum
• Pitt Rivers and Ashmolean Museum (joint placement)

• North Hertfordshire Museum
• Nottinghamshire Museums (Wollaton Hall)
• Imperial War Museums
• The Horniman Museum
• Bristol Culture
• Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
• The Historic Dockyard Chatham
• Cumbria Museum Consortium

• Kettle’s Yard and Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences (joint placement)

• Colchester and Ipswich Museums
• The Museum of English Rural Life
• The British Museum
• The Museum of London
• The Museums Association
• The University of Leicester Research Centre for Museums and Galleries
• DASH Arts
• Vocaleyes
• Museums DCN
• Arts & Heritage
• Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance

Latest News from Curating for Change

21/07/2024 - 21/07/2024

Curating for Change lead Esther Fox nominated for a National Lottery Award

Esther Fox, Head of Screen South's groundbreaking Accentuate programme, has been nominated and subsequently advanced to Finalist in the National Lottery Awards 2023 for her work platforming D/deaf, disabled, and neurodivergent people to thrive in their careers.

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20/10/2023 - 20/10/2023

Esther Fox – National Lottery Award 2023 Winner

Britain’s foremost face of popular history, Sir Tony Robinson, has honoured an inspirational heritage campaigner and Hastings resident with an iconic National Lottery Award to celebrate her incredible work in transforming the museum experience and championing opportunities for disabled people in the heritage sector.

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21/07/2024 - 21/07/2024

Esther Fox & Kyle Jordan nominated for Shaw Trust’s DP 100

Esther Fox, Head of Accentuate, and Kyle Jordan, Curatorial Fellow with Curating for Change, have each been nominated for a place on the Shaw Trust's Disability Power 100 list.

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21/07/2024 - 21/07/2024

Stored Out of Sight

Watch a film about the Stored Out of Sight exhibition, curated by Jack Guy, Curating for Change Fellow, and co-produced by seven people who are d/Deaf, Disabled, and Neurodivergent, exploring objects hidden in the store that relate to Hastings’ disability past.

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21/07/2024 - 21/07/2024

Curating Visibility Fellowships – Apply Now

Curating Visibility launches with our first Fellowship recruitment. Do you love museums and want to begin to pursue a curatorial career? Do you define yourself as D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent? Apply for Accentuate’s 15-month Curating Visibility Fellowships now. Deadline 8th February 2024.

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22/01/2024 - 05/02/2024

Digital Production Company/Freelancer opportunity

We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for a Digital Production Company/Freelancer to work with Screen South’s Accentuate Programme to make a series of 360 Virtual Film Exhibition Tours, as part of their ground-breaking Curating for Change project.

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21/07/2024 - 21/07/2024

The Equity of Recruitment – A “Fair” Process? A Curating for Change Sector Forum

Join us at this online sector forum, aiming to equip delegates with tools on how to deliver an inclusive recruitment practice for D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent applicants.

Event Details
21/07/2024 - 21/07/2024

University of Leicester and Culture &’s New Museum School Advanced Programme – Now Recruiting

We are pleased to help support our colleagues at the University of Leicester with the promotion of their latest recruitment for the next cohort of the New Museum School Advanced Programme, which offers fully funded MAs and the chance to be part of a wider movement for inclusive transformation to groups under represented in the sector. For more information, click here.

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21/07/2024 - 21/07/2024

The Heritage Trust Network – Network Youth Forum

The Heritage Trust Network are setting up a Network Youth Forum for anyone aged 18-30 and interested in supporting their local community heritage projects. They want to ensure that under-represented young voices are heard in the heritage sector. To find out how you can get involved, click here:

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21/07/2024 - 21/07/2024

Curating for Change Launched

Curating for Change, a ground-breaking work placement programme for D/deaf and disabled curators in museums, launches today thanks to an award of £950,900.00 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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20/10/2021 - 20/10/2021

Curating for Change Report launched: Disabled People Leading in Museums

Screen South, through our Accentuate Programme, is delighted to launch our report, Curating for Change: disabled people leading in museums. This is based on extensive consultation we have undertaken over the last year in preparation for the Curating for Change programme (subject to funding).

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21/07/2024 - 21/07/2024

Screen South and Accentuate launch Curating for Change

Curating for Change, aims to tackle the underrepresentation of D/deaf and disabled people in our Museums, secures National Lottery funding. To find our more about the project click here.

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To find out more about Curating for Change, please contact a member of the team by
emailing or by calling the Screen South office on 01303 259 777.