Posted: Thursday 19 June, 2014

Cultural Shift Increasing Disability Leadership

Two panels of black and white illustration, each filling half of the image. In the left image, a woman dressed in Vicorian-era clothing simultaneously speaks into an old-style telephone hand-piece held against her mouth, and listens from another hand piece held against her ear. In the right-hand side image a Victorian-era dressed man, with a goatee beard and moustache, holds a telephone hand piece against his left ear, and another against his right ear.

Leadership in disability and arts is a hot topic for discussion right now. The Australia Council for the Arts is bringing  Jo Verrent to Australia to speak in each capital city on the topic and is inviting applications for the Sync leadership program. Now Arts Access Australia's CEO, Emma Bennison...

Posted: Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Sync Leadership Training

An image of a black board with words; Leadership, Drive change, Motivate, Create, Communicate circled and connected by lines.

The Australia Council is inviting applications from Australian cultural leaders and influencers with disability to participate in an intensive leadership development residency being held take place in Sydney from 22-26 October 2014. The 
Sync Leadership residency is a programme for up to 12 people with disability designed to take the...

Posted: Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Under the Covers: The Perils of (Literary) Stereotypes

With only three-weeks to go before UK artist, consultant and producer Jo Verrent arrives in Australia to deliver a a series of lectures on disability leadership, Access2Arts wants to wet-your-whistle by sharing Jo's 2012 TEDx presentation. In her TEDx talk Jo exposes and deconstructs embedded stereotypes of people with disability in  English literature 'classics'. Most...

Posted: Wednesday 4 June, 2014

I am a Dancer

A black and white image of Michelle Ryan during her performance of 'Falling'

Guest blogger: Michelle Ryan When asked recently to perform a short solo performance as part of the Expressions Dance Company’s Solo season, I immediately said 'yes'. Then I wondered how people would react to a woman, who requires assistance to walk and uses a wheelchair, dancing alongside some of the...