25 October 2019
ANNOUNCMENT | Venture Arts are finalists for Manchester Culture Awards 2019

Venture Arts are finalists in the Manchester Culture Awards 2019

  Venture Arts are thrilled to be finalists for the second year running in two categories:   Promotion of Talent and Leadership - Venture Arts Venture Arts is an inspiring organisation. They champion the perspectives and skills of learning disabled artists, through artistic development initiatives and leadership opportunities. Venture Arts also promote the talent of these artists across national and international platforms and champion conversations to develop accessibility and equality across society.   Inspiring Innovation - Venture Arts, Castlefield Gallery and the Whitworth This partnership between Venture Arts, Castlefield Gallery and the Whitworth demonstrates how excellence and equality can be achieved through collaboration. To date it has resulted in ground-breaking residences for learning-disabled and emerging artists, professional development for artists, touring exhibitions, and a major symposium. The partnership advocates for a fairer and more inclusive art world; opening up new dialogues about art and who it is for.   We're also delighted that Venture Arts' Public Engagement Assistant, Amber Okpa-Stother is a finalist in Promotion of Equality and Diversity.   Amber joined Venture Arts staff team as Public Engagement Assistant in 2018. She is a powerful advocate, working tirelessly to promote understanding of learning disability and make Manchester’s cultural places more inclusive. She was also recognised in the Dimensions Learning Disability and Autism Leaders list.   Venture Arts would like to thank everyone who nominated us!   The Manchester Culture Awards celebrate and profile the fantastic arts and cultural activity in the city. The Awards Ceremony will bring together and celebrate people, groups and organisations that have been contributing to Manchester’s cultural landscape. The award ceremony takes place on the 9th of November.   For more information about the award and other nominees please visit their website    
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