Disability Consultancy For Creative Change (DC4CC)

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Disability Consultancy for Creative Change (DC4CC) is a disability-led research project that aims to take vital steps in changing the landscape for D/Deaf and Disabled professionals in the performance sector. Commissioned by Arts Council England and supported by Metal, Cambridge Junction, New Wolsey Theatre and Colchester Arts Centre. The consultants undertaking this research are our Associate Producer Kate Marsh, Linda Rocco, Catherine Turner, Liz Counsell and Jamie Beddard.


We are inviting D/deaf & Disabled artists and audience members to share their experiences through open sessions, 1:1 sessions or via a questionnaire, which will allow us to:

Produce evidence-based information on the precise problems faced by D/deaf and disabled people in UK culture

Begin to formulate proposed solutions to these problems, reporting directly to several large scale organisations in the South East and directly to Arts Council England.


Our mission is to embed structural change within the performing arts sector that recognises the needs of, and celebrates the achievements of, artists and audiences with disabilities as a matter of course, not an add-on. 


We’ll be undertaking this research by using a set of research questions and talking to people, we want to speak to artists who identify as D/deaf or disabled, audiences of cultural events who identify as D/deaf and Disabled and programmers of UK cultural events.


We’ll be hosting three online sessions where you can register and come along to talk to us, with each session themed around a selection of our research questions, you are welcome to come to as many of these sessions that you feel are relevant to you. Each session will be BSL interpreted and captioned. 


Alternatively, you can also book in a slot to speak with the Consultants privately or in small groups to discuss the research questions. We are also able to provide BSL interpreter and captions for these sessions with advance notice.


For those unable to make online sessions or if you prefer to write your thoughts down, we also have an online questionnaire available to fill out.


Details of how to sign up for an open session, private session or how to fill in the questionnaire are below. Please click the Session link to learn more about that session and to book.


Open Session 1 Artists, Venues & Producing

Friday 29 January, 3pm to 4.30pm


Open Session 2 –  Artists, Audiences & Engagement

Tuesday 2 February, 5.30pm to 7pm


Open Session 3 – Stakeholders, Disability & Leadership

Wednesday 3 February, 3pm to 4.30pm


If you’d prefer to speak to us privately or bring your own small group to your own session, or if you just want to find out more about these sessions, please email DC4CC Consultant Liz Counsell on hello@lizcounsell.com or you can call or text

To fill out the questionnaire please click here.

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