Media Releases

2018

28 September 2018
Kerry Comerford appointed CEO of Accessible Arts
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1 August 2018
Accessible Arts and Octapod partner to research needs of artists with disability in Lower Hunter, NSW
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27 June 2018
Accessible Arts, together with Bundanon Trust, announce Artist-in-Residence recipients
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15 June 2018
Accessible Arts, together with the British Council, announce Philip Channells as bursary winner for Unlimited 2018
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15 June 2018
Accessible Arts, together with the British Council, announce Riana Head-Toussaint as bursary winner for Unlimited 2018
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15 June 2018
Accessible Arts, together with the British Council, announce bursary winners for Unlimited 2018
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18 April 2018
Accessible Arts and Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence Program is open for applications
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28 March 2018
Accessible Arts appoints new CEO
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2017

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]