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Making the Journey: Arts and disability in Australia

Key Message

Direct participation in and increased access to the arts contributes to the well-being of people with a disability, their careers, families, friends and communities.

Source

Hutchison, M. (2005). Making the Journey: Arts and disability in Australia. Walsh Bay, New South Wales, Australia: Arts Access Australia. p. 8.

Purpose

Making the Journey from Arts Access Australia is a collection of inspiring examples of how to include people with disabilities in the arts, as participants, creators and organizers. The organizations discussed here represent just a sample of the projects and people who are ‘making the journey’ to widen perceptions of art and open it out to people who have traditionally been excluded from its practice. Making the Journey is about arts activities and people with disabilities. It offers 12 case studies as examples of approaches, issues and achievements in the Australian field of art and disability in recent years.

The case studies have been drawn from both large and small organizations, and cover metropolitan and regional areas in all Australian states and territories.

Evidence

"Direct participation in and increased access to the arts ... contributes to the well-being of people with a disability, their careers, families, friends and communities.”

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Benefit Statements / Outcomes

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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