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Posted: Monday 25 July, 2016

Tell me a story….

A women wearing a pink top stands in the foreground on the right side of the photograph. She is holding a white folder under her left arm. In her right hand she holds a pencil touching her chin. Her eyes are downcast looking and she looks beyond the edge of the photograph. In the background which is blurred two men sit at their work desks looking at her.

Stories have an amazing way of allowing us to see things in a different light. Here’s a story I heard this week. Research has shown that the most stigma and discrimination a person living with mental illness will receive is not from their family, friends or even their community. In...

Posted: Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Access2Arts and ANAT calling for applicants to participate in UNFIXED

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS CREATIVE RESEARCH RESIDENCY ADELAIDE AUSTRALIA 26 OCTOBER – 6 NOVEMBER 2015 Access2Arts (AUS) is excited to be partnering with the Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT),  Unlimited (UK) and Watershed (UK), in calling for applications from Australian and UK Deaf and disabled artists for Unfixed, a creative research...

Posted: Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Launching 2015 mindshare Awards

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Access2Arts have partnered with the mindshare online mental health community website to present the mindshare awards (formerly the Open Your Mind poetry competition). The awards were launched at an event held in the gallery of The Mill Adelaide creative space at an afternoon tea-style event. Melbourne poet, Sandy Jeffs, was...

Posted: Wednesday 5 November, 2014

The Australia Council’s million dollar commitment to artists with disability

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Australia Council Chief Executive Officer Tony Grybowski announced the Australia Council will commit one-million dollars of funding to support the development Deaf and disabled artists, groups and organisations. Mr Grybowski said the decision to extend the dedicated arts and disability funding was made after a successful pilot was run earlier...