Online Networking

A series of online cultural networking sessions with a focus on disability & access providing an opportunity to learn new skills & share knowledge

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Grab a coffee and join us as we bring together artists, creatives and cultural professionals in the South West for our online networking events. The sessions focus on working with disabled artists, participants and audiences, providing opportunities to share expertise and to learn from others through their knowledge and experience.

These special online events are an extension to our normal 'in person' networking events, and are designed to be informative, social and thought provoking.


These networking events are delivered in partnership with the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery. They are part of CEDA’s Outlook Project funded by Arts Council England and made possible by the National lottery.

Wednesday 26 Aug- 10.45 for an 11am start

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Helen Hartstein is Head of Audience Development at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) in Exeter. RAMM is committed to making the museum a place of wonder for everyone, through its stunning permanent galleries, and its varied programme of events and engagement activities.

The museum is currently closed due to Covid19 and RAMM’s team is taking the opportunity to review and reimagine its future engagement activities. In this session, Helen will give an overview of the museum’s audience development strategy and some recent projects it has been working on together with disabled people. She will discuss the role of the museum in the city’s recovery, post-Covid19, and lead a discussion about the “new normal”, focusing on the opportunities and challenges for museums in this new world.


Friday 25 Sept – 2.45 for 3pm start

CEDA’s lockdown drama project with Exeter Northcott Theatre – the directors and participants will talk about the experience of creating a new online drama for disabled actors during lockdown.


Wednesday 28 Oct– 10.45 for 11am start




Past Events

Friday 31 July – 2.45 for a 3pm start

Painter Angela Charles (Blackwell) will share the challenging process of opening up to a critical peer network about sight loss as a visual artist.

Painter Angela Charles (Blackwell) will talk about ‘coming out’ as a blind painter. She will share the challenging process of opening up about sight loss as a visual artist and curator. She will also talk about her changing experience of accessibility at venues with increasing sight loss.


Wednesday 24 June – 10.45 for 11am start

Visual artist Amanda Lynch will talk about her new project to create collages in response to the disembodied sounds she hears from her lockdown garden.

This event will be BSL interpreted by Clare Seal. Further info and booking