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Accessible Arts News

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The Australian Chamber Orchestra [ACO] are offering a new ticketing incentive for people with disability. People that quote 'Accessible Arts' can access tickets for any ACO Sydney Opera House concert Hall performance at the price of $46.

This is across all price reserves and seating. Limit of 50 tickets in total for each performance and only two per transaction per customer. This offer will be available from the Syndey Opera House box office for phone and counter bookings only +61 2 9250 7111.

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Accessible Arts is pleased to announce that Julie Barratt, our Regional Arts Development Manager, is appointed to develop a new arts and disabilty project 'Heading Out'.

Heading Out is a one-year strategic partnership between Accessible Arts and the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council on the NSW Mid-North coast.

The project will transition the success of the Accessible Arts' North Coast 'Creating Connections' program across to the Mid-North Coast.

Accessible Arts is pleased to announce, with the generous support of Lifetime Care and Support, it will be hosting an inaugural Arts + Disability Expo in Sydney in September 2015.

The expo is a 2 day event showcasing the products and services available for individuals is the arts and disability sector. Featuring exhibitors across the arts and disability sectors, interactive demonstrations, discussions and live performances, the Expo will provide individuals, groups and families greater choice and resources to fully participate in the arts.

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What's On

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The Australian Chamber Orchestra [ACO] is having a performance audio described – Reflections on Gallipoli – Sunday 15 March 2pm at the Sydney Opera House.

Audio description is a live, verbal commentary of the visual elements of the concert, delivered to audience members who are blind or have a vision-impairment. The program is delivered by trained audio describers, and is relayed via an in-house receiver and earpiece.

To book a ticket and secure a headset for this performance, contact the ACO Box Office on 1800 444 444. Headsets are limited. Headsets will be available for collection from Sydney Opera House Box Office no later than 30 minutes prior to the performance.

For more information please visit the ACO website here.

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Sydney Opera House are thrilled to announce the dates of our Access-friendly Babies Proms performances for 2015. Babies Proms are a unique, intimate and joyful introduction to orchestral music for pre-school kids and their families. As a special offer, the first time you book for an Access-friendly Babies Proms performance, tickets can be purchased for $5 as part of our Balnaves Foundation Open House Program (max 4 tickets/transaction).

To book email your completed booking form [PDF download] to and one of our ticketing representatives will contact you.

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Chuck Close is an artist noted for his highly inventive techniques used to paint the human face, and is best known for his large-scale, photo-based portrait paintings. 

The MCA exhibition is the largest exhibition of Close’s work ever presented in the southern hemisphere. Exhibition closing March 2015.

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February 2015:  Read the latest Accessible Arts newsletter here


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Congratulations to Amplify your art recipient Daniel Monks, for being a successful finalist in the NSW Young Achievers of the Year Award. We look forward to supporting you at the gala awards dinner and ceremony on March 27.

23/02/2015 - Fone Free Feb 2015

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Accessible Arts has been selected as a charity to benefit from the Fone Free Feb campaign and we invite you to take part.

FoneFreeFeb is about taking back dinnertime by hosting a mobile phone-free dinner for family, friends and colleagues.

Funds raised go towards Accessible Arts dreams of establishing a week-long Deaf Arts Education Program in NSW where deaf and hard of hearing youth between the age of 10 and 16 years can participate in drama, dance, visual arts and theatre workshops. So host a dinner: be creative and have lots of fun!

Visit the Deaf Arts Network on our website to find out how to participate.

22/01/2015 - Promise or Pay Today!

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Accessible Arts is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with fundraising platform, Promise or Pay, the first of its kind in Australia.

Promise or Pay has chosen Accessible Arts to be its exclusive Arts 'charity of choice' for 2015. The concept is fun and simple - click through to the Pay or Promise website to make a promise today!

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Sector News

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The NSW Minister for Disability Services, Minister John Ajaka MLC, has announced an extension of the NSW Arts & Disability Partnership, with funding of $475,000 for 2015 to support four programs that promote social inclusion through the arts and disability sector. 

The Partnership includes $100,000 support for Carriageworks to commission two major new works developed by artists with disability in collaboration with NSW arts companies and artists.

The first work called ‘A Simple Infinity’ will be a new contemporary theatre work created by Urban Theatre Projects’ Artistic Director Rosie Dennis and inspired by the popular novel and film 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret'.It will be developedin partnership with artists with disability living in Western Sydney.

Visit the Carriageworks website for more information.

23/02/2015 - Changing Attitudes

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The Attitude Foundation is calling on you to help them fund the very first Australian episode, of a new series they are developing that will challenge people's attitudes around disability. The program is slated to air on ABC TV in 2015.

Televised documentaries are powerful tools that can change people’s thinking, attitudes and behaviour. Attitude aims, through storytelling to promote an understanding of the issues surrounding disability. Telling our stories demonstrates the benefits gained by full inclusion of people with disabilities into every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

Visit the Attitude Foundation website to find out more.


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