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Groundwerk: Access Docs for Artists

How can we can we ensure our access needs are met when working with organisations?

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How can we can we ensure our access needs are met when working with organisations?

An access doc, or access ‘rider’ is a document that outlines your disability access needs. You might make one so that you can give it to galleries/institutions/organisations when you start working with them on a project – such as a gallery you’re doing a show at for example, to let them know what you need them to facilitate to make sure you have equal access to work.

In this free workshop led by writer Alice Hattrick, learn how to put together an access document of your own.

This workshop is free to attend and open to all but booking is necessary, as spaces are limited. For this online session, we will be using video calling platform Zoom. It is possible to take part with or without setting up an account, and we will send instructions for joining ahead of the day. This will be a two-hour session with a break included. We have closed captions integrated on Zoom. If you have any access needs that you would like to discuss with us in advance of the session, please get in touch:

Groundwerk is a monthly series of free practical workshops for artists and creatives wishing to gain the skills to support their practice. This workshop is supported by Arts Council England.


About Alice Hattrick

Alice Hattrick is a writer and producer based in London. Their non-fiction book on illness, intimacy and familial relationships, titled ILL FEELINGS, will be published by Fitzcarraldo in August 2021. Alice’s work has most recently been included in Whitechapel Documents of Contemporary Art: HEALTH (edited by Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz, 2020) and Mine Searching Yours (Forma, 2020). They are the co-producer of Access Docs for Artists, a resource for disabled and/or chronically ill artists, curators and writers, made in collaboration with artists Leah Clements and Lizzy Rose after a residency at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire. The group was included on The Innovator’s List for 2020 (Artnet Intelligence Report) for their work on the resource.

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