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Open Source: Neurodiversity for the Visual Arts

29th Jun 2023

Open Source: Neurodiversity for the Visual Arts

Jo Offer and Sonia Boué

Wednesday 5th July 2023, 4-5pm

Sonia Boue (Oxford) and Jo Offer (Brighton) will discuss, take questions, and share some advice from their own experience, continuing this series of one-to-one livestreams as part of our VisualiSE programme.

What steps can we all take to make the visual arts a more inclusive environment? How can we make the career pathways and entry points into the sector more flexible and open to neurodivergent people?

What might the sector learn (or unlearn) to improve communication and understanding? Do we need to write neurodiversity back into the mainstream of art history?

Open Source is a series of livestream events addressing key issues currently impacting the arts sector through an open discussion with artists and art workers.

How to Book

Open Source: Neurodiversity and the Visual Arts is free to attend and will take place online on Wednesday 5th July from 4pm – 5pm. Please book your free place on Eventbrite by clicking the link here


About the Artists



Jo Offer is an inclusive arts practitioner, collaborative designer and educator. Her practice can be described as ‘designing experiences for people, with people’. Having worked with a diverse range of community groups and professionals she is most proud of the work made alongside neurodivergent and learning-disabled collaborators. She has developed inclusive arts strategies and resources that aim to support wider access and opportunities for all and Jo shares these through teaching in colleges and universities, training and support for arts organisations and 1:1 mentoring for artists facilitators, many of whom are neurodivergent. She’s co-director of Brighton CIC; Rocket Artists Studios and her recent project, Together Studios, explores creative problem solving ‘beyond the neurotypical’.



Sonia Boué is a multiform artist. She is also a writer and a consultant for neurodiversity in the arts. Her performative and responsive visual arts practice is rooted in a fascination with family archives, material memory, and the themes of forced migration and inherited trauma. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is held in digital form at Tate Britain, the BBC, and Bodleian Library in Oxford. Sonia has performed in the UK, Ireland, and Spain. Sonia is a Board member for a-n The Artists Information Company and Artist Member for CVAN South East.



If you require any reasonable adjustments to enable you to access this event please contact us as soon as possible before the event.

VisualiSE is funded by Arts Council England.



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