Inclusive Creativity Symposium

Gawain Hewitt, Drake Music’s head of Research and Development, is speaking at the Inclusive Creativity Symposium taking place in Sweden on 28th April 2016.

Colour photo of Gawain Hewitt leaning against a pale stone wall, smiling into the camera. Photo credit to Emile Holba
Photo credit to Emile Holba

The core theme of the symposium is the impact of creative technologies on artistic possibilities and inclusive ensembles and how to enhance independence for musicians with disabilities. It is a unique gathering of information and knowledge.

Gawain will be announcing a new project as well as talking about Drake Music’s DMLab programme of work to develop new accessible and inclusive music technology, from hackmeets to instruments.


Inclusive Creativity is a concept devised by Professor Frank Lyons at Ulster University in collaboration with key partners such as Share Music Sweden and Drake Music, which aims to level the playing field in performance and composition for disabled musicians by developing new technologies and methodologies for their use.

Inclusive Creativity Sweden is arranged and hosted by Share Music Sweden in cooperation with RNM (Resource New Music), Kultur i Väst and University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. With support of the Swedish Arts Council, the Göteborg Opera, British Council and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.