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The Creative Minds' project is an umbrella for arts organisations within the learning disability arts sector. Their aim is to find ways of moving forward the professional practice of actors, performers and artists within the sector. Part of that process is about learning disabled artists having their opinions on the arts seen and heard and widening their experience of the arts. This blog reflects the thoughts about the arts from practitioners within the sector.

Katie Wilson's thoughts on the 'Is that all there is' conference

15 April 2016

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A photograph taken from the Is that all there is conference depicting delegates taking part in a workshop exercise.

'Is that all there is?' was a two-day conference organised by Open theatre Company designed to encourage fresh thinking about involving young learning-disabled people in the arts. It took place at Birmingham Hippodrome 9-10 March 2016. Theatre needs to be accessible so learning disabled people don’t need a degree to get involved; show the skills you have, lead by example. This conference was a way for conceptual and thought-provoking work to be shared by young people and all...

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Nick Priest reflects on the 'Is that all there is?' conference

25 April 2016

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A photograph of a performance from the Is that all there is conference. 3 performers in 1930s costumes are watched by a crowd, two of them are handling large suitcases.

'Is that all there is?' was a two-day conference organised by Open theatre Company designed to encourage fresh thinking about involving young learning-disabled people in the arts. It took place at Birmingham Hippodrome 9-10 March 2016. Well, the ‘Is That All There Is?’ conference is in the books, and will go down from my perspective as an event that saw the world of learning-disability arts take centre stage where it so richly deserves to be, and hopefully serves as the...

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