MAKE YOUR VIEWS HEARD!

30th October, 2018
Emily Crockford in front of her collaborative work with Rosie Deacon, 2018. Studio A. Photo: Document Photography
Emily Crockford in front of her collaborative work with Rosie Deacon, 2018. Studio A. Photo: Document Photography

Listen up Queensland!

Want to make a difference to people who experience physical or mental disability or unwellness? Now, here’s YOUR chance to improve arts opportunities that you, your loved ones, or people in the sector that you work with can enjoy.

Are you a practicing artist or arts hobbyist with disability? Is there someone you know who is? Do you work with people experiencing physical or mental disability or illness?

Join the consultation on the National Arts and Disability Strategy.  Federal Government is leading three face-to-face consultations in Queensland, in:

  • Brisbane on Tuesday 13 November from 11am-2pm at The Edge, SLQ
  • Cairns on Thursday 15 November from 11am-2pm at Tanks Arts Centre
  • Gold Coast on Friday 16 November from 9am-12pm at HOTA

The consultation sessions are FREE and fully accessible. A member of Access Arts staff will be present at each event. Please join us.

To secure your place, RSVP to rea@diversewerks.com.au or phone 1800 555 029 stating which consultation you will attend and the number of seats you require.

Your views, ideas and input are important.  We need change for the better!

This nationwide consultation on the National Arts and Disability Strategy aims to improve access and participation in the arts for people with disability. Art is a human right.  What barriers do you experience?

“We believe everybody deserves quality access to arts and cultural practice, and the opportunity to work towards a career in the arts,” said Access Arts CEO Pat Swell. “It is vital that the key issues around access – as arts practitioner, participant or audience member with lived experience of physical or mental disability, or as a person or organisation working in the sector – are discussed, so we can chart a pathway to better practice locally and nationally.”

This is YOUR opportunity to make your views listened to. Come along, make your voice HEARD!

Please also, put this on your social media and website, spread the word!

Details about the National Arts and Disability Strategy are at https://www.arts.gov.au/have-your-say/national-arts-and-disability-strategy  Online consultation closes on 3 December 2018.