From January 2020, the DRA is continuing its project "INKuLtur – promoting the participation of people with disabilities in cultural life" (2018/2019) as a trilateral programme in collaboration with partners from Russia, the Ukraine and Germany.
The programme "INKuLtur - For Inclusion and Participation in Сultural Life" (2020-2022) consists of two projects and is funded by the European Union and the German Federal Foreign Office. The projects are closely linked in terms of content and their methods of achieving the goals of the "INKuLtur" programme and complement one another well.
Our key concern is to enable people with disabilities in Russia and, for the first time, in the Ukraine to have equal access to art and culture.
People with disabilities encounter problems in many everyday situations that make equal access in society difficult if not impossible. These affect wheelchair users, people with hearing or visual impairments, as well as people with intellectual and other disabilities. Many have never been to a museum or cinema in their lives: not for lack of interest, but because there are no suitable provisions and lots of restrictions due to social context.
Additionally, many people share opinions along the lines of: "But why would a blind person need to be able to go to a museum, if they cannot see anything there anyway?” The so-called "mental barriers" are therefore no less of a problem than the physical ones.
Our international programme "INKuLtur - For Inclusion and Participation in cultural life" aims to change this!
How the INKuLtur-programme will help us to achieve this:
- Model cultural institutions in the Russian regions of Ekaterinburg, Pskov, Omsk and Kaliningrad. Conducting analysis and evaluation of the process for the removal of existing barriers
- Multimedia touring exhibition to raise awareness of the social attitude to people with disabilities, both in the past and the present.
- Mini grants to improve accessibility and develop inclusive structures in model cultural institutions.
- Field research projects to develop networks and exchange best practice ideas in cultural institutions and NGOs for disabled people.
- Opportunities for continuing education: Educational trip to Berlin, seminars and webinars in Russia and the Ukraine for employees of cultural institutions and NGOs.
- Inclusive art projects with artists both with and without disabilities, model cultural institutions and NGOs.
- Round tables and podium discussions on intersectoral networking and promoting cooperation in the programme regions in Russia and the Ukraine.
The INKuLtur team in Berlin:
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