We are over the moon to be winners of leading music charity Attitude is Everything’s Outstanding Attitude Awards – recognising Charter of Best Practice venues and festivals at the forefront of creative and innovative access provision for Deaf and disabled audiences.
Just So Festival has been specifically recognised for our inclusive programme guidelines. Eight categories, such as “Sit Back and Relax” and “Make Some Noise”, enable audience members to make informed choices about activities best suited to their needs for each of the 200 events at the festival.
Commenting on the awards, Suzanne Bull MBE, CEO Attitude is Everything said:
“The Outstanding Attitude Awards are proof that all live music events, regardless of size and resources, can think outside the box and become more inclusive to a wide spectrum of disabled audiences.
“This year’s winners range from some simple but hugely impactful online resources, to a groundbreaking music conference and several cutting edge innovations for Deaf fans. I would like to congratulate all the winners on their success, and I hope other venues and festivals can take inspiration from their achievements and can-do approach.”
Sarah Bird and Rowan Hoban, Directors of Just So Festival:
“We are over the moon that our programme guidelines, which are one of the things we do to ensure Just So is accessible, have been recognised as an outstanding initiative. We have been thrilled to partner with Attitude Is Everything for the past 3 years and have seen huge uplifts in positive feedback and accessible ticket and services take up. Our mantra for programming a world-class outdoor arts offer for families is “if we don’t give you goosebumps we are not doing it right” and that truly must include everyone.”
Just So Festival aims to create memories treasured by families year-round and has a pioneering approach to accessibility, enabling families with all needs and preferences to enjoy and participate together. We have also been recognised for our exceptional achievements in the field this year as Winners of Tourism Experience of the Year (Marketing Cheshire) and Inclusive Tourism Award (Enjoy Staffordshire).