The Working Group

Candoco Dance Company, Corali, People Dancing, Stopgap Dance Company & TIN Arts are co-collaborators in a shared enquiry and Working Group to challenge ourselves and others to increase and sustain the presence and representation by disabled people in the dance workforce and its leadership. 

We mean business. The Working Group will act with focus and solidarity through long-standing shared histories and collaborations to: 

  • Strengthen & renew connections, practices, and shared project activities. 
  • Amplify diverse voices and engage widely in dialogue. 
  • Catalyse change, influence and activism with new thinking, critical reflection, and tangible actions. 

The Working Group 
September 2023 

Working Group members are all National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) of Arts Council England. 

For the purposes of this document when using the term ‘disabled people’ we mean this to include but not be limited to, people who define as D/deaf, disabled, neurodivergent, or who are chronically ill, have a learning disability or live with impairments or mental health conditions. We also understand that our terminology and language may not fully represent or be the preferred descriptive definition for all individuals who define as having a disability, condition or impairment. 

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