As part of the INKuLtur programme, the strategy paper < How to make your cultural institution an inclusive place for disabled people! > was developed.
At the heart of this strategy lies the question of how people with disabilities can be actively included in the business models of public cultural institutions. The primary objective is to build an inclusive mindset at all levels of cultural institutions. The starting point is evident: in order for cultural institutions to become more diverse, inclusive and participatory, more people with disabilities need to actively shape them as experts in their own right and be involved in relevant decision-making processes.
But what framework conditions are required for this?
In their strategy plan, Stefanie Wiens and Katrin Dinges, authors and experts in the fields of art and inclusion, offer a detailed overview of various helpful measures. It serves as a universal to-do list for cultural institutions seeking to strengthen the cultural inclusion and participation of people with disabilities.
“Enabling diverse visitors with disabilities to visit your cultural institution by ensuring accessibility is the baseline. Becoming a meaningful place in the lives of people with disabilities through the design of a diverse program by staff with disabilities for all visitors – that’s what it’s all about!”, Stefanie and Katrin conclude.
We are convinced that this strategy paper will be well received, inspirational and encouraging for many.
This policy paper was developed as part of the INKuLtur programme with financial support from the European Union.
The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the authors and the INKuLtur programme and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.
The Policy Paper is free to download in English, German, Ukrainian and Russian: