We are a disability-led charity with 18 years of experience supporting non-profit and commercial organisations to make what they do more accessible and inclusive for Deaf and disabled people.

Our professional expertise is reinforced by a rolling programme of research and the continual feedback of hundreds of Deaf and disabled mystery shoppers, who report back on their experiences accessing venues and events across the UK. We also recruit and manage volunteers to assist with access provision a several major camping festivals, further connecting us to the practicalities of delivering access on the ground at events.

Over 160 venues and festivals across the UK have signed up to our Venue and Festival Charter of Best Practice. The Charter provides a framework built around Bronze, Silver and Gold awards with which to examine all aspects of making live music venues and events accessible. We translate the Equality Act 2010 into accessible good practice guidance for service providers.

For more information: http://www.attitudeiseverything.org.uk/about-us 


Through our Volunteering Programme and our Artist Development Programme, we will ensure that disabled people are empowered to work in the music industry and perform as artists by supporting them with guidance, resources and skills development.  We aim to provide a voice for disabled volunteers, artists and employees with our user-led programmes that ensure that their lived experiences and views are truly represented.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: By March 2022 when our Arts Council England funding period ends          

Theme: Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination
Year: 2018

We will support disabled artists to hone their performance skills through our Artist Development Programme.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: By March 2020 – we will aim to develop an accessible touring network in grassroots music venues and by March 2022 we aim to develop an accessible touring network in arts centres.         

Theme: Inclusive Education
Year: 2018

Through its Charter of Best Practice, we will support the music industry and live events sector to become inclusive and accessible to disabled artists and employees.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: By March 2022, we aim to have 230 number of venues and festivals signed to our Charter of Best Practice.      

Theme: Routes to Economic Empowerment
Year: 2018

Attitude is Everything will work with other providers to improve access to live music by using creative and digital technologies.  Our Outstanding Attitude Award is for those who provide creative and innovative ways of accessing live music 

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: By March 2022, we will have supported companies to apply Outstanding Attitude Awards            

Theme: Harnessing Technology and Innovation
Year: 2018

We will commit to supporting data disaggregation by giving public access to the data that we collect on access to live music in the UK

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: Provide data each year until March 2022     

Theme: Data Disaggregation
Year: 2018

We will champion the rights, skills and leadership of disabled women through our Volunteering and Artist Development Programmes.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: By March 2022 we will aim to increase participation of disabled women on our programmes

Theme: Women and Girls with Disabilities
Year: 2018

Although this is not our main area of work or expertise, we will endeavour to support the work of others in this area in whatever way we can.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: By March 2022           

Theme: Conflict and Humanitarian Contexts
Year: 2018

Attitude is Everything’s mission is to work in partnership with audiences, artists and the live music industry to improve deaf and disabled people’s access to live music.  Our Charter of Best Practice has been endorsed by the UK Government and UK Music’s Live Music Group as Best Practice Standards in Access to live music. We often work with other international partners.  Most recently, we have worked in partnership with the Norwegian Arts Council and they licensed our Charter Model and training to make it applicable to their own legal systems and culture.  We are happy to support international agencies to make their live music events accessible and inclusive, bringing our Charter and expertise to the world stage, and of course, working in partnership with you. 

Theme: Other
Year: 2018