Built upon Cathy's lived experience and work within disability arts, Cathy supports others to improve, take action and understand more about what access truly means for disabled artists and audiences.
Cathy works with organisations and artists to positively unpick oppressive and inaccessible systems by empowering change through the importance of language, understanding, empathy and by opening up safe spaces to talk about what access really means for everyone.
Partnering with Disability Arts Online, Cathy is currently piloting an agency to support disabled artists to receive Access to Work grants. Whilst working with Disability Arts Online in 2019, Cathy and CEO Trish Wheatley built a much needed accessible guide to Access to Work which helps to demystify the process for applicants and employers. Seeing the continual struggle to access the service, this agency hopes to roll out continual yearly support for disabled creatives in the coming years.
You can reach our accessible Access to Work Guide here