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This case study is focused on impacts arising from the development and application by Lyons and collaborators of his Inclusive Creativity concept, which aims to level the playing field in performance and composition for disabled musicians by developing new creative technologies and methodologies for their use. Impacts include:

  • Influence on creative practice of artists with and without disabilities;
  • Development of accessible future-focused creative technologies for use by artists;
  • Personal and professional development and enhanced artistic achievement of artists with disabilities;
  • Influence on strategy, curriculum innovation and professional training in the conservatoire sector;
  • Cultural and creative policy transformation
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  • Research Context 

    The underpinning research comprises practice-based outputs, position papers, technical papers and conference presentations across three related strands: Strategies for Inclusive Creative Practice; Accessible Hardware and Software Interfaces; and New Repertoire for Inclusive Ensembles.

  • Sources To Corroborate 
    • Statement from a disabled musician and member of the Acoustronic Ensemble
    • Disabled musician and member of the Acoustronic Ensemble: Calouste Gulbenkian profile as part of Participatory Performing Arts/Sharing the Stage initiatives
    • Statement from the Director of the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) and Vice President of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires (AEC)
    • Statement from the Executive Director, Walled City Music
    • Statement from the Cellist in Benyounes Quartet and NonZeroSum Ensemble
    • Statement from a Composer and researcher
    • Statement from the CEO and Artistic Director, Share Music Sweden
    • Kellycaster article in Disability Arts Online magazine
    • Inclusive Creativity and the OYOI feature on RTÉ News, 24 September 2019
    • Arts Council of Northern Ireland, quoted in Belfast Telegraph profile of project