Sector Opportunities

What opportunities or barriers are there for artists with a disability or who are Deaf?

The Jennifer Lauren Gallery is looking for help with some research funded by an  Emergency Grant from Arts Council England.

The Jennifer Lauren Gallery is looking for help with some research they are carrying out that has been funded by an individual’s emergency grant from Arts Council England. Jennifer Lauren is researching into what opportunities are/are not available for disabled and/or Deaf visual artists in the UK and would like to hear from you.

Information is being collected in a variety of ways please choose from the list below, or contact Jennifer directly if none of these are suitable.

  • A survey monkey questionnaire (approx ten minutes to complete and your answers will be sent anonymously) Available until 5pm on Sunday 14 June 2020.


  • Email info[at] answers to the following three questions.

a) What opportunities do you know are available for disabled and/or Deaf visual artists, how accessible are they and what might stop you being able to access them?

b) Have you accessed any of these opportunities and can you tell me how helpful they have been? And following this, if it didn’t work for you, what could have been improved?

c) In an ideal world, what would you like support with in order to further your artistic practice? It may not be available at the moment or it may already exist but in a way that isn’t suited to you. What would be the best ways for you to find and be able to access these opportunities?

Alternatively if you would rather talk one-to-one over the phone, please email info[at] to arrange a time for a discussion to take place.

Your responses will help greatly with the research in trying to make a more inclusive visual arts sector and one which is more suited to everyone’s needs including access needs. Alongside your responses Jennifer Lauren will be conducting research into what is currently available, focusing on the ease in which opportunities are identified and their accessibility.

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