Elevate: slow conference in inclusive, accessible and disabled-led arts

This innovative programme of events celebrates the many artists and companies working in accessible, inclusive and disabled-led arts practice across Kent and Medway.

Spread over three weeks, the ‘slow’ conference aims to be as inclusive as possible and includes a blend of online and shared-space events, with rest breaks and access built-in.

Elevate will bring together local artists, practitioners, researchers and venues as well as guest speakers from companies including Stopgap Dance Company, Access All Areas, Battersea Arts Centre and Arts Council England.

We’re offering a diverse range of events, from skill-building seminars, practical workshops, roundtable discussions, artist sharings, and networking opportunities. So whether you’re an independent artist wanting to upskill your work, or an organisation looking to enhance your accessibility, there’s an event for everyone.


To avoid financial barriers, all Elevate events are free to attend, but booking is essential. We also have a small bursary available to people for whom the cost of travelling to shared-space events is a barrier. Just get in touch via email and we will be happy to help you.

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