Creative Future publish Fair Access to the Arts Report

Creative Future has just completed Arts Council funded research into the barriers marginalised and disabled artists face when accessing mainstream arts opportunities.

In August 2014, Creative Future conducted an in-house pilot study to investigate the barriers preventing disabled and/or marginalised adults from accessing and engaging with arts opportunities. A total of 49 individuals took part in an online survey, as a result of which Creative Future sought further funding for its ‘Fair Access to the Arts’ project.

With support from Arts Council England and Brighton & Hove City Council, the project’s aim is to increase the access to the arts for disabled and/or marginalised adults. The first stage in the delivery of this project is to identify the barriers experienced by individual artists and writers when accessing mainstream arts opportunities.

A mixed methods study was conducted between July and October 2015, engaging with 120 organisations and 500 individuals.

To download the full report click here