The NSW Government is committing $1.5 million to increase access to arts and cultural activities for people with a disability.
In 2012 the Minister for Disability Services, Andrew Constance, and Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality, Racing and the Arts, George Souris, announced funding of $1.5 million over two years for a NSW Arts and Disability Partnership.
Details of recipients of 2013 Arts and Disability Project Funding grants under the Partnership are here
On 28 February 2013 the Ministers announced recipients of Year 1 Amplify your art professional development grants under the Partnership.
Read the media release and other information on Year 1 Amplify your art recipients here
Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) in the NSW Department of Family and Community Services and Arts NSW in the NSW Department of Trade and Investment have formed the partnership to deliver programs that:
- Increase opportunities for people with a disability to participate in arts and cultural activities;
- Support the development of excellence in arts and disability projects and programs;
- Strengthen professional networks in the arts and disability sectors and collaborative partnerships;
- Support creative practice for people with a disability; and
- Identify employment opportunities for people with a disability in the arts and cultural sector.
The partnership is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to the National Disability Strategy. The partnership is funded under ADHC’s Stronger Together Two disability service plan.
Programs funded under the partnership in 2012
In June 2012, the NSW Arts and Disability Partnership allocated $750,000 in grants for the first year of the partnership, under the partnership agreement between Arts NSW and ADHC:
Strand 1a – Participation: arts workshops and programs for people with a disability $440,000.
Strand 1b – Access all areas: a passport to partnerships for artists of all abilities $75,000.
Go to the Regional Arts NSW website for information on education and advocacy workshops held in November 2012.
Strand 2 – Year 1 Amplify your art: Professional development grants for NSW artists with a disability $150,000.
Go to the Accessible Arts website for more information.
Strand 3 – Employment and volunteering by people with a disability in the arts and cultural sector $85,000.
Read the list of funding recipients under the partnership in 2012 here
Read more information about how the partnership was developed and how it operates here
Print a large text version of information about the partnership here
The NSW Arts and Disability Partnership is based on the following principles:
- People with a disability make significant contributions to arts and culture in NSW;
- People with a disability should be able to live creative lives and their artistic aspirations and achievements should be a valued and visible part of our culture;
- Participation in arts and cultural activities by people with a disability helps to expand creative and social networks and to create more socially inclusive and equitable communities;
- People with a disability have a valued role in the workplace.
Read the 2012 media release from the Minister for Disability Services here
Read more about the National Disability Strategy here
Read more about Stronger Together Two here
Read the ABS article Cultural Attendance by People with a Disability here
For more information on arts programs funded under the NSW Arts and Disability Partnership contact Ms Kim Spinks, Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Arts NSW on 02 8218 2211 or email@example.com
Published: 19 July 2012