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20 - 21 September 2016, Carriageworks

Early Bird Ticket Sale Ends Friday 15 July - Book HERE

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Arts Activated

Program Announced

The premiere biennial arts and disability conference in Australia, ‘Arts Activated’ showcases the accomplishments of people with disability, as leaders, arts practitioners, audience and advocates, alongside best practice initiatives from arts and culture industry.

It has established itself as the must attend event for those interested in innovative practice and inclusive arts and disability programs. 

The conference fills the gap in the exchange of knowledge and ideas within the arts and disability sector, both nationally and internationally. As the leading conference in Australia dedicated to arts and disability, the event offers a unique opportunity for professionals to come together, share ideas and create stronger partnerships whilst being inspired by a diverse range of nationally and internationally recognised experts in the fields.

Across a two-day event, the conference provides the perfect opportunity to explore, debate, and connect to future pathways for people with disability relating to accessible arts practice.

View or Download the Full 2016 Program Announcement online at the Arts Activated website.

Keynote Speakers

Organisational Pathways

Artist Pathways

image of padraig naughton executive director of arts and disability ireland

Pádraig Naughton is Executive Director of Arts and Disability Ireland (ADI) since 2005.

In his address, Pádraig asks, “Will change come through people with disabilities engaging in making, governance and arts management alone; or are production, programming, curation, editing and marketing critical points of influence for future development?”

Image of Marc Brew

Marc Brew is an internationally acclaimed Artistic Director, Choreographer who has trained as a professional dancer in the UK and Internationally for the past 20 years.

Marc will share his unique experiences along his very successful career from his early beginnings, training opportunities and professional experiences as a dancer who acquired a disability following a motor vehicle accident in 1997.

Day One Speakers

Belinda Mason with Denise Beckwith

Belinda Mason and Denise Beckwith, Silent Tears Project

NSW, Presenting on “Silent Tears - Inclusive arts practice in action”

Day Two Speaker

Daniel Monks headshot

Daniel Monks, Artist

NSW, Presenting on “Performing Disability”

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 Ends 15 July 

[Book online here]

Engage with arts practitioners from across Australia and Internationally

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