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20 - 21 September 2016, Carriageworks

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First Keynote Speaker Announced

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Organisational Pathways first Keynote Speaker announced for Arts Activated 2016 – Pathways to Practice.

Pádraig Naughton became Executive Director of Arts and Disability Ireland (ADI) in 2005.  Working strategically in partnership with the arts sector, ADI champions the creativity of artists with disability and promotes inclusive experiences for audiences with disability.

Pádraig is the current Chair of the VSA Affiliate Council, a global network of arts and disability organisations.

Pádraig will discuss disability leadership, disability-led approaches and the broader picture of employing people with disability in the arts in diverse roles, such as designers, bookkeepers, front of house and backstage crew.

   Sponsorship Prospectus Released

The Conference offers significant opportunities for organisations within the arts and disability sectors to directly reach your target audience. A range of sponsorship and exhibitor options are available that will provide strong branding and exposure in a focused, professional creative environment.

Providing opportunities for lasting impact, these can be tailored to suit your marketing strategy. Arts Activated offers value entitlements commensurate with your investment to help meet your brand and networking objectives.

Direct download the 2016 Sponsorship Prospectus [Word doc]

For further information, please contact: Sarah Houbolt, Strategic Projects Manager, by email or phone +61 2 9251 6499 [ext 107].

   Conference Assistant - Position Vacant

Conference Convenor Sarah Houbolt is looking for a volunteer to assist with the lead up to, and delivery, of the Arts Activated 2016 conference. 

The volunteer will be interested in producing or events management, be available for at least one day per fortnight or two half days per fortnight, and have an understanding of access requirements. 

People with disability are strongly encouraged to apply. For further information, please contact: Sarah Houbolt, Strategic Projects Manager, by email or phone +61 2 9251 6499 [ext 107]. 

   Connect with exciting current thinking in arts and disability

 Early Bird Conference Tickets

  • Artist / Arts worker: $190
  • Not-for-profit organisations: $400
  • Corporate/government: $500
  • Group of six: $1,560

 Early Bird Day tickets

  • Artist / Arts worker: $120
  • Not-for-profit organisations: $220
  • Corporate/government: $245
  • Group of six: $1,020

     Early bird tickets close on 30 June 2016.

   Engage with arts practitioners from across Australia and Internationally

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  Disability Awareness Training 15 June BOOK NOW 

Disability Awareness Training Wednesday 15 June, 9:30am – 1:30pm.

Disability awareness training is vital for people working across all levels of arts policy or practice within organisations. 

It provides a real understanding of disability and inclusive practices relevant to all.

Our training is delivered by an experienced trainer with lived experience. 

To book contact Sarah Houbolt, Strategic Projects Manager, on +61 2 9251 6499 ext [107],, or register online here.

Visit our website for more Training information.