Accessible Texts for Artists – Led by Mira Hirtz

This workshop will inform you about how you can make your texts more accessible.

Do you work in the arts and write texts about yourself and your work? Do you want to make your texts more accessible?

Thinking about how to make your text accessible helps everyone to engage with your work! It does not only ensure that visitors with disabilities have access. It also helps people who are less familiar with contemporary art scenes, people of different ages, visitors whose first language is not English, and professionals who have limited time.

 

In this workshop, Turf Project’s Access Lead Mira will inform you about general rules, hand out a printed guideline to take with you, and lead through a collective writing session.

We will look at 4 types of texts:

1. Text that describes your work.

2. Artist biography or artist statement.

3. Alternative text of the artwork.

4. Audio description of the artwork.

 

Regarding these texts, we will explore how to communicate clearly about your work and say what is important to you. This includes thinking about access for people with visual or auditory impairments, and people with learning disabilities.

This workshop primarily meant for artists, but it is open to anyone who wants to make texts more accessible!

 

KEY ACCESS INFO:

  • To help us support you best, please let us know if you have any access needs when booking.
  • For access info about getting to Turf and the Turf space, click here.

 

WORKSHOP CODE:

Turf aims to be a space where all are welcomed & respected. We ask all attendees to align with this spirit when booking and support us in creating a welcoming & collaborative atmosphere together. We ask that everyone is;

  • Kind and respectful in our language and behaviour towards others. Turf is a space which is anti racism, sexism, homophobia and ableism.
  • Considerate of others’ time; allowing others room to speak & engage.
  • Respectful of the space itself as belonging to many people, treating the space & objects with care.
  • Attend wherever possible: In 2023, around 30% of people booking free tickets didn’t turn up! Our free tickets are limited and in high demand. Every person who doesn’t turn up means someone else can’t attend, so please let us know if you can’t make it to free up a space. If you don’t attend twice or more without letting us know, you may be restricted from booking again.

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