On Thursday 28th April 2022, Deaf Explorer will be hosting 2 focus groups for d/Deaf, disabled and neurodiverse freelancers working in the cultural or creative sector. We want to ask freelancers* who feel excluded from freelance work in the sector, including those who have additional responsibilities or barriers to developing their freelance work.

You can take part in a paid (£50.00) focus group to help develop and identify the priorities of Birmingham 2022 Festival’s Sector Development Programme, on behalf of Culture Central, Creative United and Coventry University.

**Freelancer – a person who works self-employed for several organisations. This could be in any role in the Arts such as Artists, Facilitators, Stage Managers, Technicians, Administrators and Interpreters. We hope to speak to as many people as possible.

Further details can be found below:

Thursday 28th April 2022

Session Times
Group 1: Disabled and Neurodiverse Freelancers, Artists and Creatives
10.30am – 12.30pm

Group 2: d/Deaf Freelancers, Artists and Creatives (with BSL interpretation)
 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Zoom* – we will send a link closer to the time

**We are also offering space and access to the Zoom call at the Deaf Explorer Office, Moseley Community Hub, 496 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9AH. 

If you are a Freelancer who does not identify with one of the above focus groups, but still feel excluded from freelance work in the sector, (including those who have additional or care responsibilities) please still sign up for a session – we are eager to welcome a discussion with as many Freelancers based in the West Midlands who are experiencing barriers to work.

To register your place at a focus group please complete the form below (opens as a new tab):
Focus Group signup form

This form will ask you to confirm your contact details, including the best email address to send the zoom link to. It will also ask if you have any access requirements to attend the session.

Alternatively, you can fill in the contact form below: