Accessibility and inclusion Equality is one of the seven values of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, while enabling access to the arts and culture for all is part
of Arts Council England's strategic plan for 'Great Art for Everyone'.
These aims and values are reflected in the inclusive approach our projects take to working within their communities to engage the widest possible range of people. Arts and cultureLondon's Big Dance introduced a strand of Luminous Soul, part of the Northern Ireland activity to engage older people, bringing Connections programme, encourages disabled together older people's dance companies people to try out contemporary dance, and in and older people's groups. In total 185 2009/10 held workshops across the country people participated in the project, and for anyone with a disability who wanted to those who were too frail to dance were in participate. In 2010/11 the project has the audience for the performance as special worked with award winning integrated dance guests, making the event accessible for companies from around the UK to train 17 everyone. Since then, the dance companies selected participants to be professional dancers. involved have recruited more members and successfully secured funding to expand older Mzansi Cymru, part of the Power of the people's dance provision in the capital.Flame programme, works with disadvantaged communities in the Welsh Valleys on a joint Education and volunteering cultural project with a South African township. The Volunteering into Employment project in The inter-generational project encompasses the East of England works with unemployed many art forms and has been successful in people to increase their skills, gain confidence bringing arts participation to many people and open up a wide range of progression for the first time, including a group of teenage routes to new education and employment boys who had been excluded from school. opportunities through volunteering in cultural The project has involved them and maintained and arts projects. In the last year, the project their interest to the extent that they are now has worked with 724 people, 24% of whom leading on a rap project for the group.have secured employment or have gone into further education or volunteering as a result Sport, health and wellbeingof their involvement.Accentuate's British Disabled Golf Open in the South East is the first competition of its kind and is open to disabled golfers from the UK and overseas. The 2010 event received prime time coverage on Sky Sports. The Open is building on the success of the 2009 and 2010 tournaments by introducing a Junior competition for 12-18 year olds in 2011. 12Legacy Trust UK: Annual Review 2010/11
" The Disabled British Open is a fantastic example of how Britain can stage a world class event for disabledathletes competing at the highest level. As a nation we should be very proud of the awareness this event has created, and the legacy of opportunities within sport for disabled people."Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Legacy Trust UK: Annual Review 2010/1113