Transforming Leadership National – Access All Areas

Transforming Leadership National

Access All Areas’ Transforming Leadership programme is going national.  

In 2020-22, we ran a programme with Disability Arts Online that trained new learning disabled and autistic cultural leaders, and changed the way we think about leadership. Now, we’ve come together with disability arts organisations and venues in 8 English regions to share what we’ve learned and to take this change across the country. 



This programme will create a new way for venues and disability arts organisations to share knowledge on leadership and employment skills for learning disabled and autistic creatives.  

We’ve teamed up with 7 other disability arts companies, 7 UK venues, and some of the UK’s best leadership development organisations, to make real and practical change and shake up the landscape of arts leadership. 

Over the next 2 years, we’ll also share resources, tips, and stories about this work, including advice on Access to Work, Creative Support, co-leadership, and navigating the benefits system. 

Meet the Partners

Battersea Arts Centre

The Lowry 

Leeds Playhouse

Nottingham Playhouse

Derby Theatre

Theatre By The Lake

The Gulbenkian


Hubbub Theatre

DIY Theatre Company

Blue Apple

Square Pegs

Prism Arts

Unanima Theatre

Cultural Governance Alliance

The Regional Theatre Young Director’s Scheme

Disability Arts Online

Meet the Partners