Arts and Disability Networking Cork
Arts and Disability Networking (ADN) Cork aims to increase local capacity in the area of arts and disability.
ADN offers training and support to personnel from venues and arts organisations as well as individual artists as a means of extending the scope of arts and disability practices, and promotes the presentation of high quality professional arts and disability work in local venues.
The ADN Cork programme took place in 2012 and included:
- The delivery of Disability Equality Training (DET) by Arts & Disability Ireland to Cork Venues and Festivals on the 21st March 2012.
- Triskel, the Firkin Crane, Cork Opera Hosue and the Everyman Theatre completed Access Audits focusing on the accessibility of their venue, marketing and promotional material.
- Shows during the Cork Midsummer Festival will have audio description and captioning for a deaf and visually impaired audience.
- Fabulous Beast presents RIAN, Cork Opera House 23rd June at 8pm with Audio description as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival 2012.
- Pat Kinevane and Fishamble: The New Play Company presents Silent Cork Arts Theatre, 29th June at 8pm with Audio description and captioning
- The Ark and Theatre Lovett presents The Girl who forgot to sing Badly, Everyman Theatre 30th June at 2.30pm with captioning
- San Francisco based artistic director Eric Kupers of Dandelion, Dance Theatre has been resident with Croi Clan integrated Dance Company mentoring the company and creating a new contemporary dance with people with an without disability. This dance piece will be showcased at the Irish Performing Arts Festival 2012.
- An focused nightclub CULTURE CLUB for and by people with intellectual disabilities in November 2012 in partnership with UK based arts and disability group Heart n Soul and local partners.
ADN aims to push the production of arts and disability work that is artistically ambitious and innovative.