Mayflower Theatre and MAST Mayflower Studios are today proud to announce that they have now become a Change Partner with Ramps on the Moon, an organisation which supports anti-ableist practice within the performing arts sector.

Partnering with People Make It Work over the next 12 months, Ramps on the Moon will work with Mayflower Theatre and MAST Mayflower Studios, in addition to 16 other arts organisations, to support them to develop a culture of anti-ableism and embed it further into their practices. Their vision is for mainstream cultural change across the sector where disabled people can develop, learn, work and tell their stories.

Michèle Taylor, MBE, Director for Change, Ramps on the Moon said, “I am excited to work with our cohort of organisations. They have all demonstrated that they are committed to the work we’re embarking on together and to sharing their existing expertise as well as their learning. I can’t wait to see where they each are in 12 months – and the impact this has on our sector.”

Michael Ockwell, Chief Executive and Creative Director of Mayflower Theatre and MAST Mayflower Studios said “We are proud that our venues are now Change Partners of Ramps on the Moon. We are committed to making theatre for all and part of that is ensuring our venues are as accessible as possible. We look forward to learning from the expertise of Ramps on the Moon and collaborating with the other organisations to ensure we can welcome everyone into our theatres and to make that an inspiring experience.”

With funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and the support of their key partner, Sheffield Theatres, Ramps on the Moon’s Change Partner Programme provides sustained and immersive support for performing arts and cultural organisations across the UK. With 12 months of intensive learning, workshops, mentoring, action learning, tools, resources and personal development, the Ramps change programme enables organisations to re-model, re-shape, realign, refocus and reimagine their futures with a focus on embedded anti-ableism. This programme is for organisations who are committed to lead the sector to become more equitable, innovative, relevant, ambitious, creative and socially just.

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