Seven Principles to an Inclusive Recovery for the Arts & Creative Sector

We Shall Not Be Removed has worked in partnership with Ramps on the Moon, Attitude is Everything, Paraorchestra, and What Next? to create a new guide for the arts and entertainment sectors to support disability inclusion. The Seven Inclusive Principles for Arts & Cultural Organisations working safely through COVID-19 is designed to complement the suite of guidance documents already issued by UK Governments and sector support organisations. 

The focus of this unique initiative, which builds from our #InclusiveRecovery campaign, is to ensure deaf, neurodiverse and disabled people are not discriminated against as creative work begins again and as venues re-open. The Seven Principles offer practical guidance to arts and cultural organisations to support disabled artists, audiences, visitors, participants and employees.

The Seven Principles are applicable across all art forms and across all 4 UK nations and come with endorsement from a wide range of leading sector bodies including: Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, The Arts Council of Wales, The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, British Film Institute, The Museum Association, Theatres Trust, Royal Philharmonic Society and the British Council.

Please click below for:

A list of the seven principles

The Seven Principles document in full, available in a number of accessible formats


Who’s in the Zoom? #2 Unlimited Talks

The wonderful Unlimited have kindly offered two times on Wednesday 23rd September to speak to #WeShallNotBeRemoved members about their latest funding opportunities.

Places are free to book, but please do reserve your space the via the Eventbrite links below, as while our ambitions may have no limited, spaces are not #Unlimited!

Click here to go to the Eventbrite page for the 11am-12pm slot:

Click here to go to the Eventbrite page for the 4.30-5.30pm slot:

For more information about their latest funding opportunities, please click the link below.


New Blog at Disability Arts Online

Head on over to Disability Arts Online, where we now have our own #WeShallNotBeRemoved blog space!

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Thanks to the lovely Revell Dixon, we now will have a series of videos over the next few months that should help to catch everyone up on what’s going on.

You can subscribe to the blog over at Disability Arts Online, and can also sign up to our new mailing list by clicking below!

Click here to sign up to our mailing list!


September: All Alliance Meeting

Hello, it’s that time again already!

The date for our next all alliance #WeShallNotBeRemoved meeting is Friday 11th September at 11am – 12.30pm

The agendas are now available to download in standard print, large print, EasyRead and Audio here:

You will need the documents password to access these files, if you don’t have the password already, please email or get in touch with us via Slack.

If you would like to be updated when the agendas are available, please follow us on Twitter or sign up to our brand new mailing list via the form below.

The meeting will be hosted by Robert Gale & Michelle Rolfe from Birds of Paradise Theatre in Glasgow!

Minutes from our last all alliance meeting are in the process of being transposed into accessible formats. We will update you on the website, via email, Slack and Twitter once they are all available.


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Inclusive Recovery Campaign

At our most recent all alliance meeting, we announced our next campaign for an #InclusiveRecovery of the arts sector!

We invite everyone to share their opinions and examples of what an #InclusiveRecovery means to them, moving forward. Paintings, poems, arts, quotes, anecdotes, simple thought-tweets are all welcome throughout August as we build our international conversation about how to revive the arts in the most inclusive way possible!

Just use the hashtag #InclusiveRecovery and we’ll be archiving everyone’s contributions.

Please click here to download the relevant information sheets from the campaigns team

If you have any questions regarding the campaign, need the password for the resources, or want to know how to get more involved, please email