Australia’s biggest arts festival, Adelaide Fringe, has launched a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DIAP), to improve access and participation for people with disability.
DIAP identify barriers and measurable actions to achieve accessible and inclusive communities together with services and programs for people with disability. The plan includes disability awareness training for staff and all 2023 Fringe volunteers, ongoing consultation with an external party to lead and facilitate the plan, community engagement in the accessibility space and consideration of the physical environment along with protocols and procedures around access in an emergency.
The 31-day event includes cabaret, theatre, comedy, circus, music, visual arts, workshops and more. It has grown year-on-year with 727,567 tickets sold in 2022 with the average Fringe-goer attending 4.6 shows.
As a not-for-profit, open access festival, it means anyone can register an event, in other words, artists choose Fringe, not the other way around, from a multicast circus, to a one-person show.
This year’s event runs from February 17 to March 19. Access the 2023 guide HERE.