The CLAP final event of Uppsala was held on the 22 of October
A total number of 41 guests attended the event. Among the guests were representatives from cultural, educational and municipal institutions and associations. Speakers at the event were Ali Rashidi, Head of Department for International Cooperation; Patrik Hedlund, Vice Chairman of the Cultural Committee in Uppsala; Pantea Saramolki, project leader, presenting the CLAP Hands project. Uppsala Municipality’s unit for Creation and Creativity – Konstform and Teater Blanca, held a runway show with clothes made from recycled paper, and had an exhibition with selection of their artworks from previous exhibitions.
Thereafter it was time for presentations of best practices regarding inclusion of persons with disabilities in culture: Susanna Cederquist, project leader for project VIDD; Participants from Teater Blanca and Konstform, Uppsala Municipality’s unit for Creativity and Creation; and Pantea Saramolki presented the international organization ShareMusic & Arts which works for an equal stage.
The presentations and speeches resulted in further discussions on initiatives to take a closer look at accessibility and collaborations between the organizations, which will be brought up at the next meeting of the Cultural Committee.