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Arts and disability news
Sunday 6 January 2008
Arts Access SA has the job of driving arts and disability programs.
A lot of our members are creative characters and culturally savvy – so there might be some meaty stuff in here for you.
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.
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.
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ARTS ACCESS SA NEWS
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!).
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.
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).
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 www.radio.adelaide.edu.au 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.
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ARTS & DISABILITY OPPORTUNITIES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Call for papers closes 1 March 2008.
For more information about Access Arts Queensland, go to www.accessarts.org.au.
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 www.withoutabox.com/login/5000.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com, or visit the national website: www.companioncard.org.au.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to apply
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)
In 2008 funding through the Independent Makers and Presenters program will be available in the following categories:
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
Thursday 14 February 2008