Training and Resources
Carousel is a learning disability led organisation working at a strategic level in the arts, media and education sectors to support the equality of opportunity for learning disabled people in the creative industries.
Our training is devised and delivered with learning disabled artists. On this page you can find training and resources that we have developed for schools, venues, staff teams and artists.
Please get in touch with us if you are interested in finding out more.
Resources for Schools
Art Workshops for Schools
We have a wide range of workshops, short courses and taster sessions available to schools.
Nothing About Me Without Me
A disability equality education teaching resource for PSHE education, developed with St Luke’s Primary School.
A teachers technology guide – exploring technology for use in Learning Disabled music projects.
Resources for Filmmakers
Download our guide for learning disabled filmmakers offering advice on getting your films online and building an audience. Funded by Creative Skillset.
International Disability Film Festival List
We’ve compiled a handy list of disability specific national and international film festivals for you to submit your films to.
Into Film Guide
A guide young people aged 14 to 19 who are just starting out with filmmaking and need a simple, easy to understand guide to making a film.
Disabling the Screen
Working with Beacon Films and 104 Films, and supported by the BFI’s Diversity Fund, we started a steering group – which includes disabled people working in the industry today – to try and address the lack of representation of disabled people in the screen industry.
This led to the launch of “Disabling the Screen” in October 2017 at the BFI London Film Festival and the first meeting of the Action Group, hosted by Sky TV in London in 2018.
Training for Venues
The Creative Case for Diversity is a way of exploring how organisations and artists can enrich the work they do by embracing a wide range of influences and practices. We can work with you to support the creative case through reaching learning disabled audiences and programming learning disability work.
Customer Service Training
We’ll help you to feel confident about welcoming learning disabled audience members into your venue. We will provide practical advice on simple adaptations and customer service tips which will help learning disabled audience members feel at ease and supported in your venue. We can help you to research, reach and retain a local learning disabled audience.
Venue Walk-through Video
We will help people with learning disabilities, autism and additional needs to feel more confident to come to your venue by producing a high quality venue walk-through video [see example].
The video will highlight the supportive, welcoming environment at your venue and give audiences and insight into what to expect when they arrive.
Deepen your connection with a local learning disabled audience by inviting them to experience your programme, review the things they have seen and talk about their experiences. We’ll help with connecting you to local learning disability groups and support them to take part in this initiative. Reviews are published on the Carousel website and on Disability Arts Online.
A learning disability led national discussion about quality, leadership, inclusion and collaboration in the Arts, encouraging debate.
Artist / Producer Training
We offer a structured course to give you the best training to support people with learning disabilities to develop creatively.
The Waiting Room
An animated film with accompanying online workbook and guidance pack looking at how accessible local health services are.
Guiding Lights: Access and Inclusion Guide
This guide is for anybody interested in doing the groundwork to make their creative programmes, training and workshops more accessible and inclusive for learning disabled people.