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

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

Esther has been pioneering new ways to support and promote disabled people in the cultural sector for over 20 years; both as an artist and programme director. For the last 13 years, she has led the Accentuate Programme, based within the cultural development organisation, Screen South. Through Esther’s leadership, what started as a Southeast initiative, has grown into an England wide programme, with a specialism for working with Museums and University partners to challenge the underrepresentation of disabled people in both the workforce and within cultural narratives.

Kyle Lewis Jordan is an early career archaeologist and museum professional. Born with Cerebral Palsy, he fell in love with ancient Egypt at the age of six years old and set himself the goal of becoming the Director of the British Museum at the age of ten. Since going on to complete both his BA in Ancient History and Egyptology, and MA in the Archaeology and Heritage of Egypt and the Middle East at University College London, Kyle has become an internationally recognised scholar in the study of disability in antiquity, having now delivered several talks and papers on the subject for both public and academic audiences.