Sector Consultation – key findings

Thank you very much to everyone who completed our survey and/or was interviewed in June and July 2017 as part of our sector consultation. Below you can read our summary of key findings from the research.

Meet the team – Liz Martin

Today we introduce Liz Martin, who joined the team in August as Arts Development Manager.

Hip hop artist’s workshop for deaf children

American hip-hop artist Sean Forbes visited Sydney last week for a one-off performance and a youth workshop attended by 45 Deaf and hard of hearing children from around Sydney.

Deaf artists’ residency

The Accessible Arts residency for Deaf artists is well underway, with all three artists agreeing that they are making huge strides in the development of their projects.

Using technology to make tours accessible

Conexu Foundation works with museums, galleries, outdoor theme parks and zoos to make their tours accessible.

Morwenna Collett presents at LEAD Conference

Accessible Arts CEO Morwenna Collett tells us about her recent attendance at the Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability Conference in the USA.

Accessible Archibald Prize Finalist exhibition

Thanks to Conexu Foundation and Art Gallery of NSW the 2017 Archibald Prize Finalist exhibition is accessible for Deaf and hard of hearing people.

Meet the team – Riona Tindal

Riona Tindal is the Deaf Arts Officer at Accessible Arts. We asked her a few questions about her role.

Help shape our future and win!

Our survey closes at 5pm Friday 21 July. Take part and win!

Meet the team – Kay Richardson

We’re a new team here at Accessible Arts and we’d like you to get to know each of us. Today we introduce Operations Manager Kay Richardson.

Do you recognise this symbol?

If you attended the recent Sydney Writers Festival or Sydney Film Festival you may recognise this pink and white access symbol.

Sydney Auslan Ensemble performance Elijah ChorusOz

750 singers from around Australasia were joined by 17 members of the newly formed Sydney Auslan Ensemble (SAE) for a thrilling performance on 11th June.

Sydney Film Festival interview: Simon Fitzmaurice

We spoke with Simon Fitzmaurice, director of My Name is Emily, which will feature at Sydney Film Festival as part of the Screenability series.

Sydney Film Festival interview: Aurora Fearnley

We interviewed Aurora Fearnley, director of the short film Struck, part of Sydney Film Festival's Screenability program.

CEO April Message

April Message from Morwenna Collette, CEO

ATAG Upcoming Meeting

Accessing the Arts Group (ATAG) is a professional development group for arts organisations and venues to improve disability, access and social inclusion.

Peak body announces new CEO

Peak national body for arts and disability in Australia is pleased to welcome its new Chief Executive Officer Meagan Shand.

It’s that time of year again !

International Day of People with Disability on 3 December.

Claiming Spaces

Critical Dialogues Edition #7 - Claiming Spaces

Arts Activated Online Feedback Survey

Give us your feedback online about your experience of Arts Activated 2016 conference 'pathways to practice'.

Early Bird Registration Extended

Early Bird tickets and registration to Arts Activated 2016 is extended to 14 July.

Marc Brew Keynote Speaker

Second Keynote Speaker Announced for Arts Activated Conference 2016

New Commissioner Appointed

Alastair McEwin appointed as new full-time Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Recipients Announced

Accessible Arts is pleased to announce the Small Grants recipients for 2016.

Arts NSW 2016/17 Grants Program

The NSW Government unveils its 2016/17 Arts and Cultural Program.

Delineate Recipients Announced

Accessible Arts is very excited to announce the recipients of our 2016 Delineate grants!

Join our team of lived experience advisors

We are looking for people with lived experience of disability to become Accessible Arts advisors, to work with us on various projects relating to disability, access and the arts.

The Big Anxiety top picks

The Big Anxiety Festival starts this week! With more than 60 events to choose from, you may be feeling overwhelmed, so here's a list of our top picks.

Successful Deaf artists residency

Three Deaf artists have just returned from a week-long artist residency hosted in partnership by Accessible Arts and Bundanon Trust.

10 artists announced as Fellows

Ten artists from across Australia have been announced as the 2017 Sidney Myer Creative Fellows. We spoke with one of them.

Accessing the Arts meeting

Last week twenty people from across New South Wales arts organisations got together for our quarterly Accessing the Arts Group (ATAG) meeting.

Deaf Artists named for residency

We are pleased to announce the successful applicants of our first Deaf Artists Residency, in partnership with Bundanon Trust.

Open Caption Film Screenings in Cronulla

GU Film House Cronulla is showing open caption film screenings every second Sunday from 27 August 2017.

CEO to present at international arts & disability conference

This week our CEO Morwenna Collett is presenting at the Kennedy Center's LEAD conference in Austin.

New film follows artist’s creative journey

We hope you enjoy this new film, which follows artist Skye Saxon's creative journey and performance of her work 'The Snowflake Sharman'

We’re Very Serious – taking artists with disability seriously

How do theatre makers, visual artists and dancers with disability get taken seriously as artists?

Meet the team

We’re a new team here at Accessible Arts so each month we will profile a staff member so that you can get to know us.

Accessing the Arts Group meeting

ATAG is a professional development group for arts and cultural workers committed to improving access in the arts sector.

Sydney Film Festival interview: Daniel Monks

We spoke with film director Daniel Monks about Pulse, part of Sydney Film Festival's Screenability program.

Making Art Accessible for the Hard of Hearing

Hard of Hearing? Find inclusive courses in Australia

Disability Awareness Training

Our next session will be held on Friday 9 June 10am-1pm at the Arts Exchange Building in the Rocks.

New Leadership for Accessible Arts

Sancha Donald, our long-standing CEO, will step down at the end of February.

Disability Inclusion Action Plan Survey

Art Gallery of NSW Disability Inclusion Action Plan Survey

Artist with Disability Fellowship

A self-directed program of professional development for a NSW resident artist with disability

Become a Peer Assessor

Become a Peer supporting Australia's great arts and artists

Act Up on the Long Weekend

The long weekend theatre workshop for Deaf and hard of hearing kids by the Deaf Arts Network and ATYP.

Sancha Donald’s Quarterly

Our CEO, Sancha Donald's, quarterly arts and disability sector overview

UN Committee News

Robert Martin elected to the United Nations Committee

Keynote Announced

Organisational Pathways keynote speaker announced for Arts Activated 2016 – Pathways to Practice.

Early Bird Tickets

Tickets for Arts Activated 2016 – Pathways to Practice have been announced!

A tribute to artist John Demos

Accessible Arts would like to acknowledge the life of Sydney artist John Demos and his recent passing.

Access Program Launch

Sydney Opera House launches new three-year Access Strategic Plan and 2016 program of accessible performances.