Sunsurfer is a private limited company (Number 10343168). An Arts and Education consultancy established in 2004 specialising in company and community training, Disability arts, Deaf arts and Community arts. This is mostly my site (Mickey Fellowes) but I usually work in partnership and teams.
Our specialities are: –
All our work shows that Sunsurfer is passionate about inclusion. About confident happy people leading their confident and happy lives. Our particular focus is disabled and deaf people who are frequently oppressed and excluded. We work in the arts because we believe imagination, creativity, and a community of arts and culture leads to a fulfilling life for everyone.
How do we build a community of disabled and deaf people in the arts? How do we create an audience for Disability and Deaf arts and how do we bring along a new generation of artists and creators?
This is what Audience Development does. Not passively trying to get more bums on seats but actively encouraging disabled and deaf people to participate in the arts.
Sunsurfer believes in the principle of Community arts. That imagination and creativity is for everyone. Not just for trained and professional artists, writers and performers.
Deaf and disabled people are frequently excluded. This is where community arts projects can make a difference using visual arts, creative writing or performance arts to facilitate the participant and the group’s creativity and celebrate the creativity of disabled and deaf people.
More about arts projects…
We are committed to equality in society for disabled and deaf people. A key tool to promote a more equal society is training for everyone so we do not explicitly or implicitly discriminate.
We work mostly with public sector organisations such as local and national government introducing two key issues: –
- The Social Model of Disability
- The Equality Act 2010
- Cultural Diversity and Equality training
Arts and Education
So many disabled and deaf people have experienced exclusion at schools, Colleges and Universities. Many were convinced the arts were not for them.
A short Arts and Education project cannot fix a poor education but what it can do is give people an introduction to the exciting range of possibilities in performing arts, creative writing and
visual arts. This will directly lead to the development of disabled and deaf people as artists, arts workshop leaders and arts managers.
The SunSurfer website is continually evolving to improve access, content and design. Currently we are developing BSL video
translations. If you have any comments or suggestions please contact us.