Unlimited UK opportunity for Australian Artists with disability
Arts Access Australia, the British Council and Accessible Arts NSW are pleased to launch a new professional development opportunity for Australian artists and arts workers with disability.
Unlimited UK will subsidise a group of Australians to travel to London in September to attend the ‘Festival of the World’, part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
This international arts and disability gathering will showcase Unlimited, the largest program of work by artists with disability ever commissioned. Whilst in London, participants will also be able to attend a range of panel discussions, meetings and workshops. Participants will then share their experiences at the Arts Activated Conference in Sydney on 30 and 31 October 2012.
“Unlimited UK will give local artists and arts workers the chance to learn from and interact with their peers from all over the world,” said CEO of Arts Access Australia, Kate Larsen.
“We’re thrilled to be able to offer this once in a lifetime opportunity for Australian artists to experience this incredible festival,” said Director of British Council Australia, Nick Marchand. “Furthermore, we know the conversations, opportunities and collaborations, inspired by these works in September, will have a profound effect on the arts around the world for years to come,” he said.
Conveners of the 2012 Arts Activated conference, Accessible Arts NSW, will also act as Tour Manager for Unlimited UK. "This opportunity has the potential not only to heighten the work of the participants but to benefit Australian arts and disability practice as a whole," said CEO Sancha Donald.
Unlimited UK is open to Australian artists and arts workers with disability who are involved in any area of the arts. Applications close on Friday 1 June 2012.
The project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport, the British Council, Arts SA and the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria.