Catalyst funding for Arts Access Australia
HON CHRISTIAN PORTER MP
MINISTER FOR SOCIAL SERVICES
3 December 2016
The Turnbull Government has announced more than $100,000
for arts and disability peak body, Arts Access Australia, through the Catalyst—Australian
Arts and Culture Fund.
The Government is
committed to improving access to the arts for all Australians. This funding
will support a collaboration between Arts Access Australia and the German
non-governmental organisation, Foerderband.
The project will
deliver disability awareness workshops in Berlin, an international curatorial
exchange of Australian artists with disability and a mixed media exhibition in
recognised as a leader in knowledge and practice in the area of disability
access and awareness in the arts and cultural sectors. This collaboration will
provide an important opportunity for artistic and cultural organisations in
Germany to exchange ideas and experiences with their Australian counterparts.
Australia is the peak body for arts and disability and plays a national role
promoting opportunities and access for people with disability in the
Nations International Day of People with Disability is celebrated
annually on 3 December. This year’s objectives include laying the
foundation for a future of greater inclusion for persons with disability.
For more information visit www.arts.gov.au/catalyst.