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What’s happening?

A nationally funded  research project Disability and the Performing Arts in Australia: Beyond the Social Model will be hosting quality facilitated workshops for artists with disability.

The workshop series is open to artists from across the performing arts, including dance, theatre, music, experimental arts, multimedia producers, film makers and writers. As this is in part a research project, participants will be asked if researchers have permissions to document the process.

 What are the workshops for?

  • To provide an opportunity for artists to share creative perspectives in a safe and inclusive environment.
  • Encourage artists to build collaborations and networks with each other, and the arts industries.
  • Help develop the disability and arts sector.
  • Research access and inclusion ideas for broader arts industries.

Workshop Information:

 Session 1
Facilitated by: Kath Duncan and Madeleine Little
When:  Sunday 17th March – Thursday 21st March
Time: 12 noon – 5pm each day
Venue: TBC (Central Brisbane)

Session 2
Facilitated by: James Cunningham and Suzon Fuks
When:  Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March
Time: 12 noon – 4pm both days
Venue: Venue: Rehearsal Room, Judith Wright Centre, 420 Brunswick Street (cnr Berwick St), Fortitude Valley

Cost: Free for successful applicants. To participate, apply HERE.

What to expect from the workshops?

Workshops will include movement, music, voice work, discussions and improvisation. Workshops will include working individually and in groups.

How our research project outcomes can benefit artists:

  • Generate further awareness and documentation of disability and the arts on a national scale.
  • Develop a better understanding of funding, sustainability and what drives an artist to make work.
  • Encourage participants to share their own goals to help spark new work, or training desires and collaborations.

Ethical permissions and feedback for all workshops

We obtain ethical permission for participation, collaboration, documentation and recording of the proceedings in a number of ways following our detailed ethical permissions protocol. We invite feedback in a number of media from participants. More information: kathryn.duncan@unimelb.edu.au or maddie.little@unimelb.edu.au

The Disability and the Performing Arts in Australia: Beyond the Social Model. Team (aka The Last Avant Garde) are: Kath Duncan (chair), Sarah Austin (RA), Madeleine Little (RA), Eddie Paterson (Admin), Caroline Bowditch, Veronica Pardo, Gerard Goggin, Gaelle Mellis, Katie Ellis, Bree Hadley, Lachlan MacDowall. More about the research project https://www.artsaccess.com.au/the-last-avant-garde-research/

Expression of Interest

The workshops are opportunities to expand your skill sets and strengthen capacity to create across artforms. It is also an opportunity for professional development, and to contribute to the conversation regarding disability and the performing arts. You will be creating, sharing, learning, and networking with fellow artists who are just as passionate and motivated as you are.

Workshop Session 1

Facilitated by: Kath Duncan and Madeleine Little
When:  Sunday 17th March – Thursday 21st March
Time: 12 noon – 5pm each day
Venue: TBC (Central Brisbane)

Workshop Session 2

Facilitated by: James Cunningham and Suzon Fuks
When:  Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March
Time: 12 noon – 4pm both days
Venue: Venue: Rehearsal Room, Judith Wright Centre, 420 Brunswick Street (cnr Berwick St), Fortitude Valley

Cost: Free for successful applicants. To participate, apply by filling out the form and questionnaire below.
Deadline for submission: 10 February 2019. Successful applicants will be advised by email in February.

Questionnaire

The Last Avant Garde performance workshop team are funded via the Australian Research Council (ARC), in partnership with Arts Access Victoria, Melbourne University and Sydney University. The team are: Kath Duncan (chair), Sarah Austin (RA), Madeleine Little (RA), Eddie Paterson (Admin), Caroline Bowditch, Bree Hadley, Veronica Pardo, Gerard Goggin, Gaelle Mellis, Katie Ellis and Lachlan MacDowall.

 

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The Queensland Government has extended lockdown in South East Queensland in response to new COVID-19 cases in Brisbane.
Access Arts workshops will not proceed this week.