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Artists with disability putting on a show

A new radio show and podcast is aiming to turn on listeners to the unique, compelling and unconventional creativity of artists with disability. Activated Arts is a 30-minute program that explores and showcases the talent and distinctive work of professional arts practitioners with disability and/or who are deaf.

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Playing on Sydney Radio 2RPH and available as a podcast on all major platforms, Activated Arts is an initiative of 2RPH in partnership with Accessible Arts.  It is presented by disability advocate Anthea Williams, pictured, who will be joined by artists and arts workers from across the creative spectrum for entertaining, enlightening and provocative discussions about art, culture and disability.

Each program will explore a specific topic, bringing in guests to unpack that topic in creative and surprising ways, while discussing their work and arts practices. Each program will also include a round-up of relevant news and events.

According to Williams disability arts has been described as the last great Avant-garde arts movement and for good reason. “By having to break through so many barriers, artists with disability challenge, intrigue and delight us with their fresh perspectives and unconventional practice. It’s tremendously exciting to be sharing their stories, their struggles and their triumphs through the Activated Arts program. I can’t wait for people to switch on and transform their understanding of creativity.”

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Activated Arts will be broadcast on 2RPH every fortnight on Friday at 2:30pm (Sydney: 1224AM or 100.5FM | Newcastle/Lower Hunter: 100.5FM). The program is also available as a podcast on all major platforms as well as the 2RPH website (www.2rph.org.au) and the Accessible Arts website (https://aarts.net.au/activated-arts/)