Siobhán Wedgeworth is a Participatory Sensory Artist who makes work with children who experience barriers to accessing creative and theatre experiences.
More about the artist
Siobhán creates work which explores how to communicate narratives and themes through touch, sight, sound, smell and even taste.
Siobhan works as a practitioner for BLINK Dance Theatre and Oily Cart as well as having worked at Oily Cart as Access and Engagement Officer. She has created multi-sensory arts experiences across unconventional spaces around London.
”I am excited to have time and space to develop my skills and kickstart my practice in the Theatre for Young Audience sector. As a Participatory Sensory Artist, who mostly works as an inclusive facilitator, I cannot wait see how these skills transfer into theatre making.
We believe that all children should be able to experience arts and culture, and that they should be able to see themselves represented in these experiences. This is not yet the case for every child and we’re committed to changing that.
Our response is Vital Spark, and it's at the heart of everything we do. Vital Spark is about challenging and changing the lack of diversity in children’s arts and culture; it’s about diverse-led artistic decision making; it’s about not being afraid to stand up for what’s right.
We do this by supporting artists who are currently underrepresented in children’s arts and culture. We also work with partner organisations to create world-class opportunities for these artists and share best practice.