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Neurodiversity in the creative industries with NEUK Collective

  • Professional Development
  • online
  • 20/07/2022
  • Professional Development
  • online
  • 20/07/2022

Website Glasgow Connected Arts Network (GCAN)

Date and time

Wed, 20 July 2022

10:00 – 12:00 BST

Location

Online event

Refund policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

Eventbrite’s fee is non-refundable.

About this event

In this workshop, we will spend 2 hours exploring the impacts of Neurodiversity when working within the creative industries. NEUK Collective will outline some of the barriers to working in the arts for Neurodivergent people and guide us through considering how we can begin to address them. We will consider what we can change on an individual or organisational level to make our work more accessible. NEUK Collective will also present some of the research behind their Manifesto, and some of the key priorities for change as well as resources to support those working in the arts.

The workshop will cover the following areas:

  • Introduction to NEUK Collective
  • What is Neurodiversity?
  • Barriers to working in the arts for Neurodivergent people
  • Making Change: why organisations should prioritise access and inclusion
  • How to address barriers both as an individual and as an organisation
  • Research, NEUK Manifesto & priorities for change
  • Resources to help

Workshop Facilitator

Neuk Collective: Neuk Collective is a group of 7 neurodivergent artists – Robyn Benson, Dylan Esposito, Tzipporah Johnston, Dawnne McGeachy, Bruce E. Phillips, Kim Crowder, and LaBoBo– set up in 2020 with support from Creative Scotland. Our work focuses on advocating for neurodivergent people in the arts.

What is Neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity is the idea that brain differences – e.g. autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia etc. – are a normal part of human diversity, rather than disorders or deficits. It is influenced by the Social Model of Disability, which argues that it’s the barriers erected by a prejudiced society that are truly disabling, rather than impairments or differences themselves.

People whose brain functions in the way that society deems “normal” are referred to as neurotypical.

People whose brain functions differently are referred to as neurodivergent.

Event Timings

Introduction to Neuk Collective and Neurodiversity: 30 mins

Activity: 5 mins

Break: 10 mins

Making Change: 30 mins

Break: 10 mins

Resources to help: 15 mins

Questions and discussion: 25 mins

Access

The Zoom link will be sent to attendees in advance of the event. For any technical problems, please email comms@glasgowcan.org.

This event is for ages 16+ and will be held online. You will need a good internet connection and a laptop/computer/mobile device to join us.

There will be no more than 40 attendees and tickets are available on a first come first served basis. We encourage audience participation to ensure that you get the most you possibly can out of the session. However at any point you are welcome to switch your camera and mic off to have a break from zoom.

If you have any specific access requirements please indicate when reserving a ticket and we will do our best to meet any requests. For example, we can arrange for a BSL interpreter if needed. Live AI generated captions are also available and instructions on how to enable these will be posted in the Zoom chat at the start of the session.

Events will be recorded so please let us know in advance if you would not like to be featured in this.

Ticket Pricing

GCAN understands that this continues to be a difficult time for creative freelancers and those working in the Participatory Arts sector. We aim to make our events as financially accessible as possible. GCAN members receive a discount on the price of their ticket and it is free to become a member. If you are a Participatory artist or organisation working within Glasgow please feel free to sign up on our website: https://www.glasgowcan.org/members/sign-up/

We can offer a limited number of bursary tickets to those experiencing financial hardship. If you feel you would benefit from one of these tickets please contact us by emailing info@glasgowcan.org and we will reserve a free place for you.

GCAN is a non-profit organisation and all ticket sales go towards sustaining our professional development programme and providing financial flexibility to those who need it.