Inclusive Theater(S)

Inclusive Theater(S)


Project Leader: ATER Associazione Teatrale Emilia Romagna, Italy

Empresa de gestão de equipamentos e animação cultural entidade empresarial municipal, Portugal

Fundación caja Granada, Spain

Plavo pozoriste – pozorisna laboratorija, Republic of Serbia

Theatro atomon me anapiria, Greece

University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Maximum Grant Awarded: 294.479,00 €

Inclusive theater(S) is a large scale cooperation project, involving 6 Partners from 6 Countries for 30 months.

Its main aim is to develop new audience in Theaters mainstreaming inclusive practices for visually and hearing impaired persons during theatre performances at European Level.

Specific Objectives:

• to share good practices for Inclusive Theater between experts through formal and non-formal training activities;
• to mainstream and scale-up accessible theaters in Countries where support services for visually and hearing impaired persons are provided;
• to test and validate pilot actions for inclusive services in Theatres of 6 Countries;
• to develop and deploy a Europe-wide Awareness Raising Campaign about the needs of visually and/or hearing impaired persons in Theatres, stimulating inclusive policies and community engagement;
• to disseminate the project’s findings and the EU support to its implementation, ensuring a long-term sustainability.

The project will involve cultural operators, audio describers, audio translators and audio description service providers; subtitlers, translators in sign language and similar services providers; deaf and hearing impaired people (targeted audience); blind and visually impaired people (targeted audience); policy-makers; media and journalists; general public e local communities.

The Outcomes produced are the following:

ER1. Improved competences and skills of audio describers, audio translators, subtitlers and translators in sign language;

ER2. Improved competences of cultural operators (public and private) in the management of inclusive practices for hearing and visual impaired audience;

ER3. New audience developed in the involved theaters, thanks to the empowering of inclusive services;

ER4. Awareness raised among the regular theater audience and policy-makers about policies and practices of social inclusion through culture.

ER5. Raised awareness and interest on the project’s activities and EU Funding Programmes.