I had met Clarke at the beginning of lockdown through the fantastic digital artist forum Take Time. Clarke is a great advocate for blind awareness in the fine arts scene, and I got in touch with him recently about the possibility of being an Inclusion Ambassador for Touch Network. Our volunteer Inclusion Ambassadors will be working alongside me to help make sure that everything Touch does is as inclusive and accessible as possible. We won’t always get things right, but we’re committed to listening to people with lived experience.
If you’re passionate about representation and have lived experience of issues around BAME, Disability, LGBTQ+, or any other facet of inclusivity, we’d love to hear from you. We’re looking for volunteers who can give any amount of time, however small, to share their expertise. The role of Inclusion Ambassador can be designed around your value, your voice and your time – and if you want, it may include sharing your story at a Touch event.
If you think you might be interested, just drop me a message at [email protected], call me on 07849189033, or get in touch through our web form. I’d love to chat about how we can continue to build a culture of openness at Touch.
Stevie Williams is Inclusion Lead for Touch Network