Accentuate

Accentuate

Accentuate challenges perceptions of disability by providing life changing opportunities for Deaf and disabled people to participate and lead within the cultural sector.

Accentuate challenges perceptions of disability by providing life changing opportunities for Deaf and disabled people to participate and lead within the cultural sector. This is achieved by working in partnership with others to create groundbreaking projects which support and promot the talents of deaf and disabled people in the cultural sector.

Find out more about our other Accentuate projects

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

Accentuate History of Place was funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund to explore deaf and disabled heritage as it was reflected in 8 sites across England telling the story of 800 years in the lives of deaf and disabled people.

D4D: Disability and Community, is a 4 year research programme that is investigating the evolving ways in which disabled people express, perform, experience and practice “community”, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council through their Connected Communities programme.  Esther Fox, Head of the Accentuate programme is leading an area of work exploring the impact of genetic screening using visual arts practice and VR.

Latest Accentuate News

September 25, 2022 - September 25, 2022

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.

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September 25, 2022 - September 25, 2022

Creative Robot at Hastings Contemporary

Are you a disabled person or someone with a long-term health condition? Perhaps you're still concerned about going into public spaces with the ongoing risk of Covid 19 or you find getting into public spaces difficult anyway due to your impairment. Do you also love visiting art galleries or taking part in creative activities? Find out more about the new Robot tours at Hastings Contemporary.

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September 25, 2022 - September 25, 2022

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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September 25, 2022 - September 25, 2022

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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September 25, 2022 - September 25, 2022

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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October 20, 2021 - October 20, 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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September 25, 2022 - September 25, 2022

D4D Future Perfect: Future Imperfect Mini Online Festival

‘Future Perfect; Future Imperfect’ Hybrids, Scroungers – or Just Phased Out? Friday 2nd July 2021, 2pm-4pm. Click here for more information

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September 25, 2022 - September 25, 2022

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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September 25, 2022 - September 25, 2022

Sir Quentin Blake Artwork sells out in seconds

The Quentin Blake art sale has now sadly ended, with each piece selling in seconds. Click here to find out more about this event.

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September 25, 2022 - September 25, 2022

Sir Quentin Blake supports Screen South’s Accentuate programme.

Sir Quentin Blake has generously donated 10 original artworks for sale to support Screen South’s Accentuate programme as part of the Artist Support Pledge. To find out more and how you can purchase an orignal Quentin Blake, click here.

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How can you contribute to the Accentuate programme?

Accentuate is one of our pioneering programmes of work delivering ground breaking opportunities for D/deaf and disabled people to participate and lead across the Arts and Heritage sectors.  If you would like to directly support this important work please donate through BACS to Accentuate:

Sort code 20-79-06, account number 03942139.

Thank you from the Accentuate team.

To find out more about Accentuate, please contact a member of the team by
emailing info@accentuateuk.org or by calling the Screen South office on 01303 259 777.