"We welcome all visitors to Sydney Festival events and make every effort to ensure the program is accessible to our whole audience."
The 2016 Sydney Festival program again delivers concerts, opera, installations, theatre and dance to audiences with disability in multiple alternative formats.
Are you attending Handel: Messiah performed in Auslan at Sydney Opera House?
If so, Auslan Stage Left is offering free 30min Auslan interpreted tours of the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall and surrounds, prior to the performance. Bookings are essential and places are limited. To register and receive more details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
"Disability Awareness Training is the critical link between wanting to be more accessible and making that a reality". [Amanda Tink, Training Consultant]
Join Accessible Arts on Thursday 19 November to gain a practical understanding of disability in society.
This "not the usual tick the box training" is relevant to participants working at any level of an arts organisation, arts practice or social policy. [City of Sydney]
To book or find out more information please contact Sarah Houbolt, Access and Training Project Manager, by email email@example.com or visit the Accessible Arts Training webpage.
It strikes me, as I arrive back into the Australian context from years as a practicing artist abroad, that inclusion as a word is used a lot here. It is now in the title of our action plans, marketing, funding applications, and used within the art making space. Artists with disability in Australia have traditionally advocated for it, families have fought for it, and arts organisations develop inclusive programmes. But what does the word mean and who does it serve?
Recently I had the pleasure of watching Gerard O’Dwyer in 'The Interviewer' and Daniel Monks in 'The Wonderful World of Dissocia'. These actors were cleverly cast, demonstrated skill and made a memorable contribution to the creative product.
I have been wondering for a while if it is more progressive to talk about contribution rather than inclusion, especially in the art making space. As an artist and project manager with disability, I know that I would much prefer my contributions to be valued and my access needs met, rather than being merely something to be passively included. Then we can let go of the connotations of exclusion, to have a conversation that starts with, “in order for me to contribute, this is what I need”.
Reach Sarah Houbolt, Access and Training Project Manager by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Action Stations is an exciting new way for you to experience the compelling history of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
Explore the danger and drama of military life at sea through a hi-tech and immersive journey that shows the inner workings of the Navy like never before.
The Museum is committed to making Action Stations experience accessible to all audiences. Full access information can be found online at the Musuem website.
Each year Access All Areas Film Festival hosts FREE accessible screenings in cinemas in Sydney and Western Sydney.
Venues have the option to screen a feature, this year Paper Planes and a programme of family friendly Australian short films.
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