Disrupting sighted ableism in live art, festivals and galleries
VV’s DSA work this year will focus on -
- Supporting emerging blind artists in the creative development and presentation of new live art and sensory installation experiences for theatre, exhibitions and galleries
- Facilitating masterclasses for dancers and theatre-makers to explore creative aesthetics of access in process and performance
- Launching new campaigns in the visual arts sector to advocate for touch-friendly exhibitions and provide professional development to visual artists to design and deliver tactile tours of their work, including audio and written transcripts for online spaces
- Launching community awareness campaigns in mainstream radio broadcasting to promote accessible arts and culture events
- Working in partnership with community groups and festival organisations to enhance accessibility, inclusion and engagement of blind and low vision people in their events
- Increase provision of audio description assets, resources and equipment that better service and improve accessibility in the performing and visual arts
Stay tuned here to be updated about our progress, events and outcomes.
Header image by Carla Gottgens.
Image description: Performer Vanessa Nanai on stage seated at the wooden bench she made, smiling, wearing fire engine red top, blue jeans, and sunglasses, both palms resting on her knees. To her left, standing, is Auslan interpreter Marc Ethan in bright light signing, and on floor eucalyptus are strewn. From Arts House and VV's CultureLab project Disrupting sighted ableism 2022.
- About Disrupting sighted ableism
- Consultancy, Training and Education
- DSA 2022
- Audio described events