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2 dancers on stage. Image courtesy of Vo'Arte Portugal

An Accidental Leader


Posted: 8 April, 2013


Pádraig Naughton, Director of Arts & Disability Ireland spoke about being ‘An Accidental Leader’ at InArte International Seminar, Portugal, April 8th & 9th, 2013

InArte – International Meetings of Inclusion through Art included an International Seminar, performance, videos showcase, exhibition, workshops and concerts. It aimed to unite artists, theorists, technicians, psychologists, journalists, teachers and students in reflection and open dialogue. The meetings analyzed and explored new work and interactive strategies for disabled people and other vulnerable communities to citizenship through artistic expression.

Read a full transcript of Pádraig’s talk, An Accidental Leader here
Listen to a recording of Pádraig’s talk, An Accidental Leader here 

Full programme is available here
InArte was a São Luiz Teatro Municipal co-production.

The main aim of InArte is to promote and reveal the arts as a way of educational, occupational and social integration, raising the awareness of professionals working with people with special needs, and others, to the importance of the arts as a tool against social exclusion.

InArte aims to build foundations for a society where disabled people and other communities learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts, promoting access for everyone.