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Arts Minister determined to open arts venues for all.

28 June, 2011 - by Carál Ní Chuilín

Arts Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín says she is determined that the arts will be accessible for all.

Speaking at the first ever Arts and Disability awards the Minister said: “These awards encourage venue managers to make incremental improvements to access for disabled people as audience members, artists, participants, employees or advisors in the arts.

The Arts and Disability Charter aims to increase access to the arts for people with disabilities and has evolved over the past number of years to now providing a standards, advice, assessment and awards scheme for arts venues. The Arts & Disability Equality Charter Awards event marks the first Charter Awards to be made to arts venues.

The Minister continued: “These Awards are just a part of the process – it is the change that each venue has made on the way, and will continue to make, that is so important. This is all about opening up the arts and getting the arts fit for deaf and disabled people.”

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