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Public Consultations on Support for Artists with Disability

Public consultations and an online survey in which you can have your say – July and August 2018

Create NSW and Accessible Arts want to hear about your ideas and experiences through a series of consultations. The purpose is to create a better understanding of how to improve support for disability arts, screen and culture in NSW.

And so...

Accessible Arts has been commissioned by Create NSW to undertake a consultation program with the arts and disability sector. The research will focus on gaining an understanding of what government can do to better support artists with disability, and on how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) impacts on artists with disability in NSW. There will be a series of public forums in July and August, as well as an online survey.

The forums

A series of town hall-style public forums will focus on a number of topics while hoping to understand your ideas and experiences. This will be your chance to influence policy recommendations and program decisions ahead of Create NSW’s Arts 2025 development process and the next iteration of the National Arts and Disability Strategy.

Forum dates, times and locations

Forum 1 (completed)
Tuesday 10 July from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Arts Exchange, 10 Hickson Road, The Rocks, Sydney

Forum 2
Friday 20 July from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maitland Regional Art Gallery, 230 High Street, Maitland

Forum 3
Tuesday 31 July from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Front Up, 9 – 11 Rowley Street, Seven Hills

Forum 4
Thursday 9 August from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Civic Centre Theatrette, Donkin Avenue, Moss Vale

What about my access needs?

We will provide Auslan interpreters and transport assistance where needed.

How can I register for a forum?

Please RSVP by calling Accessible Arts on (02) 9251 6499 or by emailing Please include your access needs and any dietary requirements in your email or when you call and speak with us.

Consultations by online survey

An online survey will be released in July. Hard copy surveys can also be provided. If you require assistance completing the survey, this will be available from Accessible Arts in person or by telephone during business hours on (02) 9251 6499. Please contact us using this number or by emailing to arrange a time to discuss the best way we can assist you.

To encourage participation, six $50 gift vouchers will be given to randomly selected respondents in August.

For more information

Visit the webpage on the forums right here for links to this information in pdf and Word formats.

Accessible Arts
The Arts Exchange
10 Hickson Road, The Rocks
Sydney, NSW 2000
Tel: (02) 9251 6499

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Accessible Arts is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW