About the project

The participating galleries:

  • Provided a programme of creative visual arts workshops for disabled or deaf people;
  • Received a programme of training and support for their staff and artists including Disability Equality Training, an access audit for each venue, training for artists and a workshop on Disability Action Planning.

Galleries applied to take part in the programme in regional clusters. These were selected:


West Midlands


Aim and objectives

The Explore Programme aimed to increase disabled and deaf people’s access to and enjoyment of visual arts galleries by:

  1. Supporting creative projects introducing disabled and deaf people to visual art galleries in London, the West Midlands and Wales
  2. Working with eight venues to develop their work with and opportunities for disabled and deaf people
  3. Involving disabled and deaf people in all aspects of the projects, and particularly in arts activities
  4. Evaluating, reflecting on and learning from the experience with those involved in the projects
  5. Disseminating the transferable learning through a publication about involving disabled and deaf people in gallery programmes