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Welcome to our September 2016 newsletter

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 Arts Activated 2016 conference 'pathways to practice' 

Accessible Arts is proud to announce that our organisation successfully delivered the fifth Arts Activated conference at Carriageworks in September.

The conference is always a great opportunity to connect with the arts and disability sector. We were particularly pleased to see delegates networking with each other, and discussing current trends and issues relating to inclusive arts practices, here and abroad.

Transcripts, images and footage taken over the two-day event will be available on the Arts Activated website over the coming months.

If you attended the 2016 conference, Accessible Arts would greatly appreciate your time to give us your feedback about your experience of the event.

Please click this link where you will be redirected to a short online feedback survey.

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 2017 Artist with Disability Fellowship

The Artist with Disability Fellowship is offered by the State Government through Arts NSW, in collaboration with Accessible Arts, to enable a professional NSW artist with disability to undertake a self-directed program of professional development.

The Fellowship is open to artists working in any artform including dance, music, theatre, visual arts, writing, hybrid/interdisciplinary arts and screen content.

The information on this page is a guide only. Before you apply, please read the 2017 Artist with Disability Fellowship Guidelines for more comprehensive information, including special eligibility requirements and assessment criteria for this funding category. The Guidelines are available for download as PDF or Word on the Arts NSW website.

Applications open: 20 September 2016

Applications close: 19 December 2016 (5pm, AEST – Sydney time)

To be eligible to apply you must identify as a mid-career/established professional artist with disability; be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident; and be a NSW resident (which is defined as residing in NSW for at least 12 months prior to making your application).

Funding is available for activities commencing after May 2017, and the Fellowship recipient will be awarded $30,000.

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 Performance Making with RUCKUS

RUCKUS performance ensemble are opening up the opportunity to work alongside them in this series of eight performance, movement and theatre making workshops.

RUCKUS and their co-collaborators Alison and Suzy will lead you in workshops designed to build your confidence, social skills, vocal and physical work, and creativity!

No prior experience necessary and everyone is welcome! Please visit the RUCKUS website for full workshop details. Workshops commence Monday 24 October.

Enquiries and to enrol contact: Alison Richardson 

Email: alison@ruckus.org.au

Phone: 0431 212 585

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Act Up on the long weekend

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The long weekend theatre workshop for Deaf and hard of hearing kids by the Deaf Arts Network and ATYP will be three days of drama, dance and movement led by professional actor Alex Jones and Genevieve Roberts.

Limited places and booking is essential.

Who: For Deaf kids 10 – 19 years old.

When: Saturday 1 October – Monday 3 October.

Time: 10am – 4pm (Monday's show will start at 4pm).

Where: ATYP Studio 2, Australian Theatre for Young People, Pier 4/5 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay.

Cost: $50 per person for the whole three days.

Contact: Sofya Gollan, Deaf Arts Manager by email at sgollan@aarts.net.au or call Sancha Donald for voice calls on +61 2 9251 6499 ext 102.

Playwright Fellowship

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Belvoir is now seeking applications for the 2016 Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights.

The Philip Parsons Fellowship is given to an early career playwright with a strong and unique theatrical voice. The Fellowship is an integral part of Belvoir’s ongoing artistic development activities and commitment to new Australian work.

The Fellowship is presented, in partnership with Arts NSW, to an emerging playwright whose work demonstrates an original and compelling theatrical voice. The Fellowship money forms a $15,000 commissioning fee for the writer and $7,500 towards creative development, with a view to developing a new work with support from Belvoir’s artistic staff. Visit the Belvoir website for full Fellowship information.

Featured Artists

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Accessible Arts is excited to see another of our regional Artist Run Initiatives moving full steam ahead, as part of the Accessible Arts Artist Run Initiative Project (ARI).

'Our Place' in Gunnedah, is meeting on Thursday 13 October 2016. 

If you are living in the Arts NorthWest region, don’t hesitate to contact Rebecca Ryan from Gunnedah Conservatorium on +61 2 6742 3998 to participate.

Other information about this project can also be found on the Accessible Arts website.

Events and Opportunities | Submit to Accessible Arts What's On

It was fabulous to meet so many of you at the Arts Activated 'pathways to practice' conference in September. Thank you for the support and interest in our upcoming 2016 Sit Down Shutup and Watch Film and New Media Festival.

We would love to see you in Angaston on Friday 21 October! Full details can be found online at our Facebook page.

Tickets are available online at Trybooking.

Featured arts + disability videos

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Bird Fox Monster, 2016 was a collaboration between Studio A represented artists, Meagan Pelham, Thom Roberts, and Skye Saxon with Erth Visual and Physical director, Scott Wright, sound artist, James Brown and digital artist, Elias Nohra, artist support by Gabrielle Mordy and Emma Johnston.

Commissioned by Carriageworks' for New Normal National Arts and Disability Strategy, the first stage of Bird Fox Monster was revealed during an intimate, multi-sensory dining experience that included performance, video projection and installation, at Carriageworks on 2 September 2016.

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Sprung!!'s latest beautiful dance theatre work Encounters explores the journey of individuation and the quest for identity and belonging with 12 dancers with and without disability. 

Artistic Director Michael Hennessy, who danced with Sydney Dance Company for nine years, leads this project with local dance company Sprung!! The work incorporates film backdrops by Fernleigh filmmaker John Rado, and original compositions by Northern Rivers musical legend Fred Cole.

Mullumbimby Drill Hall on 7 - 9 October 2016; and Lennox Head on 15 - 16 October 2016. See our event listings on Facebook for booking details. Don't miss out!

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