• arts & culture

11 October 2018

The Meeting of Cultural Ministers has launched a national consultation about arts and disability in Australia. Now is your chance to join the conversation.

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The current Arts and Disability Strategy started in 2009 and is focused on improving access to and participation in the arts sector by people with disability.

The original Strategy has good principles and goals but we know that changes in the creative and cultural sector, and the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, have affected the experience of people with disability and arts and disability organisations.

To learn more about what people and organisations need to support higher rates of access and participation in the arts, a public consultation process will take place from 24 September 2018 to 3 December 2018.

During this time, people with disability, carers of people with disability and organisations can share their views through an online survey, provide written, verbal or recorded submissions or come to a face to face consultation. 

This is your chance to contribute your ideas on what enables people with disability to engage with the arts, what are the barriers to arts engagement, what are some examples of best practice and what you think should happen in the future.

The following consultations sessions will take place next week in Victoria:

  • Paddy O’Donoghue Centre, Noble Park, Monday 15 October, 10am - 1 pm
  • Footscray Community Arts Centre, Tuesday 16 October, 10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm
  • Courthouse Youth Arts Centre, Geelong, Wednesday 17 October, 10am – 1 pm

To attend, please RSVP to Rea Singh, rea@diversewerks.com.au or call 1800 555 029.

Please let DiverseWerks know if you have any access requirements, and if you require an interpreter.

Spread the word: let your networks, communities and stakeholders know about the consultation.

If you have any questions about the consultation, please email arts.disability@arts.gov.au or call 1800 185 693.