International Inclusive Arts Network (IIAN) is an online community for anyone who is interested in learning about, creating or programming inclusive work for young audiences. They are here to shine a light on this area of excellence and encourage you to share their thoughts, views and, most importantly, your work under the expansive umbrella of Inclusive Arts for young people.
In order to do justice to this goal, IIAN provides an internet forum on which you can gather information and exchange views. This website also offers an event calendar, a list of inclusion theatre groups around the world, inspiration for original work, a video and photo gallery, as well as a blog on the topic of inclusion.
In doing so IIAN aims to encourage a global dialogue on “inclusive art” and break the taboo of “art for the disabled”. IIAN furthermore advocates widespread accessibility in theatres and class rooms in order to enable the joint enjoyment of the dramatic arts for disabled and non disabled people alike.
So they are here to:
Inspire: Artists to be more ambitious and become a part of the inclusive arts community
Promote: Inclusive arts & international connections
Share: Good practise & provide a data base of companies working inclusively around the globe
They ask theatre makers to:
Create: Make bold, innovative art that harnesses the artistic potential of inclusion
Include: Make our theatres, classrooms, stages, accessible to audiences & performers of all abilities
Inform: Make local & global dialogue around the often taboo subject of disability in art.