Arts Activated 2012 Conference

Event date: 
30 October 2012 to 31 October 2012
The Concourse 409 Victoria Avenue
2067 Chatswood , NSW

With a theme of Desire and Destination, the 2012 Arts Activated conference program offers a strong focus on person-centred approaches. Delegates will be invited to consider how person-centred approaches can fulfil the desire to participate in the arts and develop destinations for people with disability.

Australia's Disability Discrimination Commissioner and plenary speaker Graeme Innes describes how access to the arts is a human right which is supported by both the Convention on the Rights of People with Disability (CRPD) and the Australian Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). 

Four young adults with moderate to severe physical disability, Ben KeytePeter DalrympleGretta Serov and Shirley Wong, demonstrate through the mediums of photography, sculpture, song and film, how person-centred approaches provide for both individual and collective talent and expression to result in a sense of empowerment and ownership by artists with disability.  Sunnyfield Community Cultural and Arts Coordinator Gaye Fleming, demonstrates the steps that service providers can take to develop and create a successful person-centred art workshop.  

Performance-based person-centered approaches are highlighted by the 'Can You See Me' theatre troupe, an initiative of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. 'Can You See Me', facilitated by Kylie Harris and Christine Koitai, perform two sections of their Sydney Opera House show 'Circumspecto' with a Q&A session.

Registrations: online at the Arts Accessible website

Access: Fully accessible venue

More information: www.aarts.net.au/arts-activated-2012

Registrations remain open for Accessible Arts' Arts Activated Conference 30-31 October 2012 held at the Concourse in Sydney. A range of national and international speakers from the arts and disability sectors will explore the theme of Desire and Destination through workshops, panels and performances.