To celebrate #IDPWD we take a look at what’s happening to support meaningful participation, and choice for people with disability across the arts sector.
This summer, while the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) closed its doors to complete its $450-million overhaul, its frontline staff received some crucial training. In three-hour workshops, employees from the divisions of visitor engagement, security, retail, and other public-facing sectors learned how to better serve museumgoers with disabilities.
Access to Work is a resource that helps to create a more accessible work environment. It provides grants to remove barriers that disabled people face in undertaking paid employment. Disability Arts Online has written this guide to interpret the Access to Work rules and official guidance with specific advice for the arts and cultural sector.
Access to Work: A Guide for the Arts and Cultural Sector is a new digital resource aimed at demystifying the process of applying to Access to Work. Disability Arts Online’s CEO Trish Wheatley explains why it was needed and how it can help you.
The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s commitment to making ballet accessible to diverse communities around New Zealand was recognised in Parliament tonight (subs: 6pm Wednesday 11 September) when it received the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award 2019.
Open for consultation on Monday 5th August 2019 Deadline for consultation responses is 4pm on Monday 28th October 2019. As part of the 5 year review of the Arts Council’s Equality Scheme an updated draft Scheme and associated action plans have been developed.