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Arts and disability news

Sunday 6 January 2008

Arts Access SA Arts Access SA has the job of driving arts and disability programs.

Its latest newsletter has some interesting material in it – especially about the Richard Llewellyn Trust grants to people with disabilities, the Companion Card and a disability-focused film festival.

A lot of our members are creative characters and culturally savvy – so there might be some meaty stuff in here for you.

Read on…


Arts Access SA e-bulletin

10 January 2008

Vol. 3, No. 1 | ISSN: 1834-8122

Welcome to Arts Access SA’s latest E-News Bulletin.

If you know someone who would be interested in the eNews please forward it on. They can join the list by clicking here.

Arts Access SA thanks those who have supplied information for this e-newsletter. Arts Access SA retains the right to edit, include or exclude material.

DISCLAIMER: Arts Access SA Inc. to the best of its knowledge believes that the information below is true and accurate. They accept no responsibility for any loss or damage caused by acting on this information. The decision by Arts Access SA to include information should and does not imply our endorsement.




High Beam Global events in Adelaide Fringe Guide


Congratulations to A-Frame people’s choice prize winner


Club Cool Survey


High Beam Global Volunteers


Radio Cool


Advertising Opportunities




How to be included in Arts Access SA’s communication tools


Arts Access SA Merchandise



Arts Intersections: Call for Papers


The Other Film Festival is seeking entries


Black Dog Institute Literary Competition


Companion Card is now available


Market Umbrella Painting Workshops


The Music Works


Hope Awards for Short Films


Somersault Sessions


Growth Spurt



Richard Llewellyn Arts & Disability Trust


Arts SA Grants & Info Sessions for 2008


1. High Beam Global Program highlights announced yesterday in 2008 Adelaide Fringe Guide

Yesterday in The Advertiser, the Adelaide Fringe launched their 2008 Adelaide Fringe program with over 500 shows on offer. Amongst all the theatre, comedy, music and visual arts, Arts Access SA has a number of High Beam Global shows in the guide, including Edinburgh Fringe award-winning comedy show, Laurence Clark’s 12% Evil and Tutti’s Second Sight Collective’s new cabaret show, Blind Date. From 3 to 8 March, High Beam Global will return to Fowler’s Live and its popular visual arts venue, 106 Currie Street.

Click here to view the program highlights.

Click here to view the High Beam Global program ad (print out and place on your noticeboard!).

2. A-Frame People’s Choice Winner

Arts Access SA congratulates Dana Nance on winning the inaugural A-Frame People’s Choice Award with her work, Sturt Desert Peas.

3. Club Cool Survey

Arts Access SA is currently undertaking a review of our popular and award-winning Club Cool to ensure that it remains relevant and interesting to all within our community. To download a survey to complete, click here or ring Arts Access SA on 8224 0799 to be sent a copy.

4. High Beam Global Volunteers

Arts Access SA is seeking volunteers to assist with a multitude of tasks associated with presenting High Beam Global. To register your interest click here or ring Claire at Arts Access SA on 8224 0799 (Tues, Wed & Fri).

5. Radio Cool

The voice of disability arts with music, news and interviews. Tune into Arts Access SA’s weekly radio show, Radio Cool on Radio Adelaide 101.5FM or via the World Wide Web at on Sundays 1-2pm. If you haven’t heard the show of late, you’ve missed great interviews, music and much more. Like to promote Radio Cool, click here to download and print a poster.

6. Advertising Opportunities

Arts Access SA has advertising spaces available in the eNews Bulletin, High Beam Global programs, Newsletter and Radio Cool. To get a fact sheet and to find out more, ring Chris on 8224 0799.

7. Membership

Arts Access SA membership costs $10 per year for individuals. To join click here. Membership renewal letters for 2007 members will be posted out this week.

8. How to be included in Arts Access SA’s Communication Tools

Arts Access SA’s website, E-News & Radio Cool
They will only ever be as good as the information we receive. To help make it as useful as possible for our sector, please enter events in the online calendar and send info for the E-News and Radio Cool to

Do you have news or feedback to share about the e-list?
If you have news for the e-list, feedback or suggestions, please send them to Arts Access SA’s E-News editor, Chris Wainwright:

9. Arts Access SA Merchandise

The Jam, The Mix, The Gig’s CD, “Special Days” for $10

Club Cool T-Shirts for $20

They can be bought from Arts Access SA or at Club Cool. Postal orders are available, with a charge for postage and handling. Send postal orders with your name, address & credit card details to:


1. Arts Intersections: Call For Papers

A two-day symposium to develop collaborations between community arts, disability and research organisations in and around Brisbane will take place in Queensland in July 2008. The symposium is being hosted by Griffith Abilities Research Program at Griffith University, Queensland in conjunction with Access Arts Queensland, the peak body working with artists, cultural workers and their communities across Queensland.

Expressions of interest for exhibitions and performances as well as proposals to present papers, panel discussions and workshops are now being accepted. To obtain more information and an application form contact Call for papers closes 1 March 2008.

For more information about Access Arts Queensland, go to

2. The Other Film Festival is seeking entries

The Other Film Festival is Australia’s only international disability film festival and is renowned for excellence in filmmaking, highly accessible cinema and the passionate exchange of ideas. This year’s festival will be held at Melbourne Museum in September 2008 and there is $5000 on offer for the best film as well as other cash prizes.

Enter online at

Entry fee is $30.00 or student $25.00. Films may be any length or genre, but your film must be made by, with or about people with a disability. Deadline for entries is 3 March 2008.

For more info please contact, ph +61 3 9699 8299, fax +61 3 9699 8868 or TTY +61 3 9699 7636, or go to

3. Black Dog Institute Literary Competition

The Black Dog Institute has launched its 4th annual writing competition and invites you to participate. This year’s topic is mood disorders in adolescence. Essays and poems written by people who’ve experienced clinical depression or bipolar disorder during adolescence are now being accepted. Entries close 31 January 2008.

For more information about the Black Dog Institute and submitting your story to next year’s book, go to

4. Companion Card is now available

Companion Card is a card issued to people with a permanent disability who require attendant care support which allows a companion to enter free of charge to participating venues and activities. Companion Card can be used at any participating organisation, venue or event that charges an admission fee. For more information contact Lisa Speake on 0422 453 309 or, or visit the national website:

5. Market Umbrella Painting Workshops

On Wed 6 to Fri 8 & Wed 13 to Fri 15 February, Tony Doyle Visions’ Market Umbrella painting workshops will take place at LeFevre Community Centre, Osborne. The umbrellas are being painted Arts Access SA’s High Beam Global The Umbrella Event. To register your interest ring Tony Doyle Visions on 8212 0390.

6. The Music Works

On Tuesday Feb 5 at 10.30am, The Music Works will return to The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel. To find out more, ring Tony Doyle Visions on 8212 0390.

7. 2007/08 Hope Awards Short Film Program

Entries for the Hope Awards Short Film Program are now open. They are seeking short films which contain a clear message of hope for people with mental illness, their families and carers. To find out more and enter, click here. Entries close: 28 March 2008.

8. Somersault Sessions

A FREE music skills and performance development workshop series for people with a disability. Led by composer and music director Robert Petchell it began in October at the Parks Community Centre occurring over six three-hour sessions in Oct-Dec with a further six in early 2008. To register and find out more ring Robert Petchell on 0402 429 197.

9. Growth Spurt

Restless Dance Company presents a new series of nine creative workshops for children with a disability/developmental delay aged 2-4. Sessions will be one hour long where the parent/carer and their child will experience creative expression through dance, live music and movement with expert tutors.

WHEN: Monday Mornings 10:30am - 11:30am Feb 4th to April 7th
WHERE: The Big Space, 234a Sturt Street, Adelaide (enter off Arthur
COST: $6 per session
BOOKINGS: Contact Restless Dance Company – 8212 8495
ENQUIRIES: Workshop Leader: Kat Worth – 0412 992 513


1. Richard Llewellyn Arts & Disability Trust

Arts SA’s Richard Llewellyn Arts & Disability Trust is seeking applications from:

individuals with disabilities

not-for-profit community organisations and groups

arts and cultural organisations, including those in receipt of ongoing Arts SA funding

Federal, State and local government agencies

How to apply
The Richard Llewellyn Arts & Disability Trust program opens in January 2008 and closes on Friday 4 April 2008. Guidelines are now available at or can be sent to you by ringing Arts SA on 8463 5424.

Information session
An information session will be held on Tuesday 12 February 2008, 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the Disability Information and Resource Centre (DIRC), 195 Gilles Street, Adelaide. RSVP
Phone 8224 0799 with any access requirements by Friday 8 February 2008.

To ensure that the application process is accessible to everyone, Arts SA has contracted Arts Access SA to provide assistance to applicants. Once you have decided to apply to the Richard Llewellyn Arts & Disability Trust, contact the Manager, Clare Tizard, on (08)
8463 5424 who will discuss your application and refer you to Arts Access SA if required.

2. 2008 Arts SA Independent Makers & Presenters Grants

In 2008 funding through the Independent Makers and Presenters program will be available in the following categories:

Professional development (including Individual development, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists development initiative, the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Japan travel fund, Last minute presentation and Building pathways)

Major Commissions

Artists in Residence Fellowships

Project development and presentation

Triennial project grants

If you or your group are considering making an application to the above funding categories, or in the future, we recommend you attend an arts grants information session.

These sessions are an opportunity to get practical advice on which program best fits your project and how to prepare an application.

Each session will focus on a specific artform and arts practice, but general information will apply no matter what your artform.

If you are considering applying to Arts SA for grants now or in the future then you cannot afford to miss these sessions.

The info sessions are being held on the following dates:

Monday 4 February 2008
4 pm to 5:30 pm
Ausdance SA Studio
Level 3 The Atrium
Station Arcade
RSVP to Ausdance SA 8212 0825 or email
Area of focus: Dance – practitioners from all artforms welcome

Thursday 14 February 2008
6.30 pm to 8 pm
South Australian Writers’ Centre
2nd Floor, 187 Rundle Street
RSVP to SA Writers’ Centre 8223 7662 or email
Area of focus: Literature – practitioners from all artforms welcome

Monday 18 February 2008
Lion Arts Centre
Cnr Morphett Street and North Terrace
RSVP to CraftSouth 8410 1822 or email
Area of focus: Visual arts, craft and design – practitioners from all artforms welcome

Closing dates:
Project development and presentation: 28 March and 29 August
Professional development: 15 February, 9 May, 8 August and 31 October 2008
Major Commission: 9 May 2008
Artists in residence: 8 August 2008
Fellowships: 8 August 2008
Triennial project grants: 29 August 2008

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