Arts Activated 2019 Conference – Sydney
August 22 - August 23
Australia’s leading disability arts forum attracts up to 200 artists, art workers, disability advocates, researchers and other experts from across the arts and disability sectors. The idea behind the event is to make arts and culture more accessible for people with disability or who are hearing impaired
The program includes 22 sessions with plenaries, panel discussions, workshops and networking functions. Topics for discussion include making programs and venues more accessible, boosting training opportunities for artists and art workers with disability and improving mainstream engagement with the work of artists with disability.
One of the world’s leading disability arts advocate, Rachel Gadsden, will be the opening plenary speaker at the conference. She recently unveiled a new art work in Paris that was commissioned by FIFA for the 2019 Women’s World Cup. She has also completed major commissions for the UK parliaments and recent Paralympic Games. The second keynote speaker is The Smithsonian Institute director of accessibility programs, Beth Ziebarth who shapes the approach to making its programs, services and infrastructure more accessible for visitors and staff with disability.
The conference is supported by the NSW Government.
To submit an event, please contact: Kymberly Martin