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New York 2019 ISPA Congress - Ben Evans
Ben Evans

Ben Evans

Head of Arts & Disability, European Union Region
British Council
United Kingdom


For the British Council Ben coordinates a transnational project building links between disabled artists, and building links between organisations, funders and policymakers seeking to transform access to the arts for disabled people as audiences and artists. After training and working as a theatre director, Ben became Director of Theatre at London's OvalHouse - known for the diversity of its audiences and for the non-conformity of its artists, including pioneering Minority Ethnic, LGBTQ, and disabled artists. Ben then became Creative Director of BeCreative, an independent producing company, working on a variety on international projects including the inaugural Lagos Theatre Festival. Ben first joined the British Council’s Drama & Dance team in 2011, and subsequently was Head of Arts in Portugal. Ben was Project Director of an EC-funded four-country project supporting disabled performing artists entitled ‘Unlimited Access’, and he is currently Project Director for a large-scale Creative Europe-funded project “Europe Beyond Access”

Session 5 | Design Thinking: New Ideas Today
Thursday, January 10th, 2019

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