Creative Accessibility Network

Skyway Programs C.I.C

Cooperation Projects

England

2019

Total project grant (euros)

200,000

Sub-programme

Culture

Funding scheme

Creative Europe

Call number

EACEA 34/2018

Location

London

Number of partners in project

4

Lead organisation

Possibilize, Netherlands

Partners

CWB, Ireland

Konekt, Belgium

Creative Accessibility Network (CAN) is a collaborative European network passionate about finding ways to make live music performances both more immersive and more accessible to a broader audience. We bring live music performances to the next level, transforming them into multisensory events by adding scent, taste, sight and touch. Musicians take their audience on an immersive journey of the senses and through the emotions in the music offering a deeper understanding.

Four ambitious and experienced European partners are at the helm of this project. Together with selected musicians and sense experts, we explore the possibilities of sensory effects at live music events. The importance of live performances for musicians has increased but there is need for improvement. People with certain disabilities are socially excluded from music performances and by adding sensory effects to live music performances, they will become more accessible, attracting a broader audience than before possible.

Training and education are at the core of CAN. Musicians and aspiring sense composers will get a deep insight via immersion, accessibility and sensory effects. They will use this insight to transform their performances into a multisensory experience. We will compile focus groups of people with disabilities to learn more about how they experience accessibility in the performances. We want actors in the music and disability sectors all across Europe to join us on our journey of the senses. By sharing our experiences and knowledge with them through both conferences and an online, interactive platform, we will inspire and inform, ensuring that the network continues to grow, even beyond the lifespan of this project.

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