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Symposium | Access All Areas: championing d/Deaf and disabled equality in arts and culture

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Arts and Cultural Access Community of Practice

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$20 - $120

Event description

A two-day symposium championing d/Deaf and disabled equality in arts and culture will share new and underrepresented perspectives and voices in Adelaide this June.

Access All Areas will take place at the Art Gallery of South Australia and explore how galleries, museums and the broader arts and cultural sector can promote equality through their spaces, programs and consultation. Offering participants and delegates and opportunity to share experiences, case studies and insights the program features panel discussions, training, workshops, lightning presentations and networking opportunities.

Access all Areas will cover how to plan and implement programs for d/Deaf and disabled audiences, consider access across all aspect of operations, from programming to people and culture, as well as highlighting successful models for collaborating with d/Deaf and disabled artists, advocating for improved access within the sector and building networks across Adelaide’s extensive arts and disability sector.

Confirmed speakers include: Lara Torr (South Australian Museum), Meg Riley (Access2Arts), Anna Zagala (Samstag Museum of Art), Fayen d’Evie (visual artist), Gaelle Mellis (Tutti Arts), Belle Owen (disability advocate), Matt Shilcock (dancer and advocate), Grace Marlow (Adelaide Contemporary Experimental and Karina Morgan (Art Gallery of South Australia).

Access All Areas is supported by Arts South Australia.

Access information for this event
Access All Areas is designed the be innately accessible. Accommodations will include:

An event access guide, including transport and venue information, to be shared prior to the event
Auslan interpretation (with attendees able to access interpreters during breaks for networking purposes)
Closed captions (in-room and online)
A dedicated quiet room
Livestream access for any delegates who are unable to attend both days in-person
Recovery breaks throughout the program
Elements of audio description embedded into symposium presentations
Access advocates at the event, who can be approached to support unforeseen access requirements in real-time
An optional Deaf and disabled-only session to support cultural safety and autonomy

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