Talk: Championing Inclusivity in the Arts

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To mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day, join It’s Nice That’s Matt Alagiah to explore ways to champion inclusivity in the creative community. He’ll be joined by Ella Ritchie from Trifle Studio, who’ll discuss how to approach commissioning creatives with disabilities. Plus, photographer Dexter McLean and artist Hayley Wall will share how they use their artistry to create change. Includes a Q&A.

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Matt AlagiahEditor-in-Chief, It’s Nice That

Matt Alagiah is editor-in-chief of media platform It’s Nice That. His work spans the latest design news and trends affecting creatives across the globe.

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Dexter McLeanPhotographer

Dexter McLean is a London-based photographer with cerebral palsy. His work depicts the challenges people with disabilities face in contemporary society, particularly the Black community.

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Hayley WallIllustrator

Hayley Wall is an illustrator based in London. Through explorations of texture and scale, Hayley’s work purposefully captures experiences of Queer and Disabled communities.

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Ella RitchieFounder, Trifle Studio

Ella Ritchie founded Intoart and its design studio, Trifle, after leaving art school. Committed to social justice, she’s transformed Intoart into a pioneering studio led by people with learning disabilities.

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Trifle Studio

Trifle Studio’s work is created by designers with learning disabilities. Led by the lived experiences of the collective, they’ve worked for the likes of LUSH, The Guardian and the V&A Museum.

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It's Nice That

It’s Nice That is a media platform on a mission to inspire the global creative community. For over 17 years they’ve covered the latest news and trends — becoming a leading authority within the design industry.

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Creative Lives in Progress

Creative Lives in Progress is an inclusive careers resource aiming to transform the way emerging talent connects with the creative industry. They support creatives with advice, insights and events.

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