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Mainstream arts organisations have “a mountain to climb” to ensure they have an acceptable proportion of disabled directors, artists and staff, according to leading disability arts figures. Disability News Service's John Pring reports from Arts Council England's conference in Birmingham on 7 December.

A photograph of artist and Shape Arts CEO Tony Heaton

Tony Heaton described progress on disability representation as 'woeful', but felt Sir Peter Bazalgette was sincere in his desire for greater diversity.

Mainstream arts organisations have “a mountain to climb” to ensure they have an acceptable proportion of disabled directors, artists and staff, according to leading disability arts figures. Disability News Service's John Pring reports from Arts Council England's conference in Birmingham on 7 December. 

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18 December 2015

vince laws

Sincerity butters no parsnips. I thought ACE were only shit at the last bit, putting money into the hands of the people who make art, but having read this, I can see the shit starts at the top. I spent 8 months of my life on applications which were supported by ACE, only to have all 4 projects turned down. I'm giving up being an artist and poet, I'm going to set up an arts organisation instead. My art form will be getting money while other people make the art. I might even call myself Ace. Merry Xmas.

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