Framing person-centred approaches at Arts Activated 2012

Event date: 
30 October 2012 to 31 October 2012
409 Victoria Avenue The Concourse
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 Keyte, Peter Dalrymple, Gretta 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.