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Why is the work of learning disabled artists under-represented in the wider arts world – and why does this matter? This was the question driving the Creative Minds conference on October 28th 2015, a gathering of artists, programmers, funders, academics, participatory organisations and professional companies organised and presented by people with learning disabilities. Bella Todd reports.

A photograph of two performers taken from Corali Dance Company's production Origami Atoms

Corali Dance Company's Origami Atoms. Image © Tony Nandi

Why is the work of learning disabled artists under-represented in the wider arts world – and why does this matter? This was the question driving the Creative Minds conference on October 28th 2015, a gathering of artists, programmers, funders, academics, participatory organisations and professional companies organised and presented by people with learning disabilities. Bella Todd reports.

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A photograph of Jez Colborne in Mind the Gap's production of Container, he is holding a microphone with projected pictuyres of himself in the background

Jez Colborne in Mind the Gap's production of Container. Image © Tim Smith

Why is the work of learning disabled artists under-represented in the wider arts world – and why does this matter? This was the question driving the Creative Minds conference on October 28th 2015, a gathering of artists, programmers, funders, academics, participatory organisations and professional companies organised and presented by people with learning disabilities. Bella Todd reports.

Review: An easy-read version of DAO's Creative Minds 2015 Conference reviews

DAO has specially commissioned an easy-read version of Bella Todd and Colin Hambrook's reviews of the Creative Minds 2015 Conference to make them more accessible for learning-disabled people. The document puts the most important points from Bella and Colin's articles side by side.

Review: Creative Minds one day conference 2015: discussions on the theme of 'quality'

Creative Minds is an invitation to the learning disability arts sector to have a conversation about how we define ‘quality’.  Colin Hambrook reviews some of the presentations at the conference: how do we know something is quality? And when we do decide what 'quality' is, how do we then talk about it?

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