The Lives of Disabled People Artist Brief

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The Workhouse Museum

Ripon Museum Trust would like to engage a partnership with an artist or group of artists who identify as disabled to deliver a community art project that works with disabled people and the general public. Could that be you?

We operate three mostly volunteer-led heritage sites in the centre of Ripon where you can learn about the Victorian workhouse, courthouse and prison, as well as the stories and histories from this time.

We care about what it means to create and maintain a fairer society, and this is at the heart of the work we do.

Our volunteers have been researching our archives to identify stories of disabled people and we hope to work with a disabled artist or artists to explore them artistically with a group of participants.

The full artist brief can be found here:

Artist Brief

The transcript to the video above can be found here:

Video transcript

Submissions can be in the form of a short video no longer than three minutes or as text on one side of A4.

Funding has been awarded to this project as part of Historic England’s ‘Everyday Heritage Grants: Celebrating Working Class History.’

The new grant scheme was launched by Historic England last year to support community-led projects and further the nation’s collective understanding of the past.

Community and heritage organisations were invited to apply for grants to unlock untold local stories and hidden histories.


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