'Artibility' and 'Why not'

Artability, organised by Carnegie Council to follow up Attenborough report on the Arts and Disabled People (published 1986). Organised without consultation with disabled people. Protests at its emphasis on art therapy and on adminstrators letting us into the arts world, rather than on our own creativity. Concern about high ticket cost and access.

Why Not? was an initiative of West Sussex Association for the Disabled and Arun district council. Intended to be a practical, hard-working conference which aims to tackle and solve the problems preventing nearly 5,000,000 disabled people from enjoying the arts and entertainment. Cancelled because of low numbers of people wanting to attend.