ABOUT

Normalising disability and differences, toward a more inclusive art world

WHAT WE DO

In Transit is a non-profit contemporary arts platform dedicated to facilitating artistic exchange and increasing access to the arts.

Process and progress lie at the heart of our ethos as we strive to normalise the integration of access in artistic development.

We offer online programmes and create opportunities for artists to experiment with new ideas, reflect on what they do, and develop accessible, thought-provoking work and research.


OUR STORY

Deaf in her left ear at a young age, our founder Celina has always wondered how it would be like to experience art, listen to music or watch films if she became completely deaf one day. Working professionally in the arts, she grew frustrated that access is usually treated as a last minute feature – something one considers after the work is produced or the exhibition is installed. 

Knowing that this problem not only affects herself but also the experience of disabled, senior and many audiences, Celina started working on In Transit. She wanted a space where artists and curators are nurtured to develop their artistic practice while integrating access in their work from the planning stage.

Working with a group of artists, curators and accessibility specialists to build the platform, In Transit launched with a pilot year in 2022. Through two online residences, we have supported artists from the UK, Spain, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia.

VALUES

CARING  |  COLLABORATION  |  INCLUSION  |  INNOVATION

Our work at In Transit is informed by the Social Model of Disability. The Social Model states that a person is not ‘disabled’ because of their impairment or health condition. Rather, it is the physical and attitudinal barriers in society – prejudice, lack of access adjustments and systemic exclusion – that disable people. We see disability arts and culture as a caring space where experience of barriers can be shared and valued. At In Transit, we recognise failure as a learning experience. We strive to learn and build upon what we do as a way of finding out how we can better contribute to increasing access in the arts. 

In Transit promises to:

  • create a caring, supportive and accessible environment
  • take into account individual differences and views of all those involved, and includes them in our decision making
  • listen and value contributions from all members of our community
  • respect the organisations, artists and people we work with and treat them as they want to be treated
  • value and respect the expertise and diversity of our community
  • take responsibility and accountability for what we do, supporting each other to succeed

TEAM

Celina Loh
Celina Loh (she/her)
Founding Director

Celina is the Founding Director at In Transit where she manages the organisation's day-to-day activities, finances and stakeholder relationships. When not wearing her In Transit hat, Celina curates and writes for art exhibitions and events across the UK and internationally. In her role as an independent curator, she supports artists and organisations with delivering accessible, inclusive and engaging content. She is also Project Assistant at FRANK Fair Artist Pay. 

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Hana Zamri (she/her)
Project Coordinator

Hana is the Project Coordinator at In Transit. She ensures that our projects run smoothly and supports with stakeholder relationships. If you run into any issues, she's your go to person. Hana is also a multidisciplinary artist, making work that explores what it means to be a Malay-born, Muslim and Third-Culture woman. She is an experienced art lecturer and curator at universities and galleries in Malaysia.