Media Releases

11 July 2017

Arts participation survey shows positive outlook for people with disability, however with more research needed.
The results of a national arts participation survey indicate an increase of people with disability accessing the arts1. However, detailed research is needed to fully understand the picture for people with disability, according to disability and art peak bodies Arts Access Australia and Accessible Arts NSW.

‘Connecting Australians: Results of the National Arts Participation Survey’ is the third in a series by the Australia Council for the Arts, following editions in 2009 and 2013. It measures Australians’ engagement with the arts in 2016 – attending arts events, exhibitions and festivals; reading; listening to music; sharing and connecting with the arts online; and creating art themselves.

7,537 Australians took part in the research, with 15% identifying as having disability… Read the full press release. [Word download, 164KB]

24 February 2017

Invite to launch of Accessing Sydney Collectively initiative
Join Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Mr Alastair McEwin, for brunch at the Sydney Theatre Company Bar, as he officially launches a world first initiative in the City of Sydney.

Accessible Arts in partnership with the City of Sydney warmly invite you to the public launch of the Accessing Sydney Collectively – ASYD.CO campaign. Designed to enable greater access to the arts and cultural life of the City of Sydney, the print digital campaign collectively removes barriers online for people with disability through just one click… [Word download, 150KB]