Artist Development Day

Friday 26th April
10.30 – 10.50 Welcome and Introduction (Aphra Theatre)
11.00 – 12.30 Workshop with two established autistic performers (Theatre strand, Aphra)

Annette Foster and Ysabel Clare

Workshop with two established autistic artists (Visual Art strand, Jarman)

Jon Adams and Sonia Boue

Workshop with two established autistic writers (Writing strand, TS1)

Kate Fox and Laura James

12.30 – 1.30 Lunch in Jarman
1.30 – 2.30 Discussion on Employment (Jarman 1)

Adam Feinstein, Author of Autism Works

Panel on Training and Development (Templeman LT)

Speakers: Ali Northcott (CRAE/UCL), Jess Hartley (RCSSD), Nick Llewellyn and Cian Binchy (Access All Areas) and Patricia Debney (Kent)

2.30 – 2.45 Short Break
2.45 – 3.30 Panel on Festivals (Aphra)

Speakers: DYSPLA, Big Umbrella Festival and Safe Place Festival

Panel on Getting Published (Templeman LT)

Speakers: Katherine May, Pan Macmillan and Jessica Kingsley Publishing

3.30 – 4.00 Long Break
4.00 – 4.45 Panel on Applying for Funding  (Templeman LT)

Bekah Jones, Arts Council England

4.45 – 5.30 Open discussion – What can arts institutions and funders do to make the artworld more accessible to neurodivergent people?  (Jarman 1)
5.30 – 8.00 Dinner Break – Delegates Make Own Arrangements
8.00 – 9.45 Double Bill of Comedy with Robert White and Kate Fox

The 2019 Autism Arts Festival will kick off with a double bill of comedy from Robert White (Finalist in Britain’s Got Talent 2018) and  Kate Fox (Star of BBC Radio 4’s The Price of Happiness).