Arts Access

Arts Access

The Arts Access service creates links between people who want to discover and enjoy the arts in Edinburgh. Our members go to a wide variety of events at theatres, galleries, museums, cinemas, historic buildings, sculpture parks…

We do our best to ensure that the trickiest part of an Arts Access outing is choosing where to go. We provide ‘What’s On’ information, book tickets, match members with volunteers and organise transport. It’s a door to door service, and it is important to us that both volunteers and members enjoy their experience.

To download a membership application or volunteer application go to the Download Forms page. For more information about the Arts Access service contact morven@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk.

 

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Arts Access

The Arts Access service creates links between people who want to discover and enjoy the arts in Edinburgh.

Drift

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Our new story Drift is now available to listen to on the Investigate Create website.

Drift weaves together stories from generations of women with connections to Portobello Prom across their lives. It was created collaboratively by visual artist and experienced audio describer Juliana Capes and writer/performer Laura Cameron Lewis, it was recorded by Hamish Brown.

To research the story, Juliana and Laura collected stories from local residents and project participants. Before recording, the work was performed live at the Dalriada and a promenade performance is now being planned for the summer.

Drift is part of the project Opening Lines which combines description, history and storytelling in response to locations across Edinburgh, creating events for sighted and non sighted audiences. Opening Lines events take place all over Edinburgh, visit the website to find out about past and future events.

Call for Artist Proposal

Artlink and the National Library of Scotland are seeking an artist for an Investigative Placement exploring unexpected and diverse experiences of the library’s spaces. The placement will playfully explore descriptive language to create a response that acknowledges and offers diverse experiences of the library with sighted and partially sighted participants. The Investigative Placement will take…

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Word Games

Susan Humble, Artlink’s Audience Development Officer has recently been collaborating with individuals with sensory impairments and artists to explore the creative potential of access tools such as audio description or captioning. The Word Games started to explore captioning with individuals with hearing loss. Rather than thinking about captions at the end of a production –…

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New Report

Explorations in Participation – Artlink was supported by Creative Scotland to explore experiences of older people in the arts and create new opportunities for meaningful participation. This work was
commissioned in the context of an ageing population and the need to think positively about
new roles for older people and the contributions that can be made to society. Listen to an essay about the work by Morven Crumlish including quotes from participants and artists.

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Or read it here:

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This publication is also available in Braille, Tape and Large print formats.
Please contact us for your copy.