CAP’s Response to the ACNI’s Consultation for the Disability Action Plan and the Equality Scheme Action Plan

Community Arts Partnership welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the conversation regarding the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Disability Action Plan and Equality Scheme Action Plan 2019-2024.

Community Arts Partnership

Community Arts Partnership is the lead organisation in Northern Ireland in the development, support and delivery of community arts projects which the organisation combines with independent advocacy for community arts and community based art activity. Our organisation’s key emphasis is work facilitated in areas of social and economic deprivation. CAP advocates,

“pro-actively harnessing the transformative power of the creative and cultural sectors to tackle disadvantage and support a confident, creative, informed and healthy society…”

And beyond that, encourages the view that the Arts should be utilised

“…to promote social and economic equality and tackle poverty and social exclusion.”

CAP therefore advocates for and welcomes the extension of arts activities, of access and participation in the arts for the general population, but in particular for those experiencing poverty and social exclusion, in this case, people with disabilities..

See full response at the link below.

Disability Action Plan and Equality Scheme Action Plan response (pdf) ~242kb

The original draft below.
ACNI Draft Equality Scheme Action Plan 2019-2024 (pdf)

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