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Arts, Culture and Social

- Picture This: Increasing the Cultural Participation of People with a Disability in Victoria
- Hume City Council presents Fun Winter Workshops for Children of All Abilities
- The Other Film Festival Survey
- Seeking Writers for DeVine Website

Picture This: Increasing the cultural participation of people with a disability in Victoria

The Victorian Government is committed to the cultural participation of all Victorians.

In March 2008, Office for Disability in partnership with Arts Victoria and Disability Services Division commenced a research project to examine ways to increase the participation of people with a disability in the arts, as artists and as audience members.

Picture This: Increasing the cultural participation of people with a disability in Victoria, Literature Review and Community Consultation Reports detail findings of the research and the context for arts and disability in Victoria, nationally and internationally.

These reports provide a unique snapshot of a dynamic and burgeoning Victorian arts and disability sector, and also identify some of the barriers that we need to continue to work to remove. They offer ideas, suggestions and possible strategies for increasing the cultural participation of people with a disability, relevant to both government and community.

Further Information:
Website: Office for Disability
- Community consultation report and analysis
- Literature review and analysis

Hume City Council Presents Fun Winter Workshops for Children of All Abilities

Circuz OZ workshops:
Learn a range of circus, dance, character and drama skills from professional circus performers.
When: Wednesday 30 June, 10am–12noon
Where: Craigieburn Leisure Centre, 127-147 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn
9308 2022

When: Monday 5 July, 10am–12noon & 1–3pm
Where: Hume global Learning centre, 1093 Pascoe Vale, Broadmeadows
9356 6999
Ages: 6 – 12 years

Polyglot Puppets
Learn how to make puppets and run a puppet show with one of Australia’s most renowned companies.
When: Thursday 8 July, 10am–3pm
Where: Hume Global Learning Centre, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows
9356 6999
(BYO lunch)
Ages: 6 – 14 years

Ambient Orchestras Music Workshop
Create your own original composition in a band environment. Ambient Orchestras have recently been acknowledged as winners of 2009 Music in Community Awards. The Group creates sound scapes utilising electronic and acoustic instrumentation
When: Monday 28 June, 10am–12noon
Where: Homestead Community & Learning Centre, 30 Wiltshire Drive, Roxburgh Park
9205 2200
Ages: 6 – 12 years
All of the above workshops are accessible for children with and without disabilities and will be supervised by skilled facilitators.
All activities are free.

Further Information:

The Other Film Festival Survey

Complete the quick online survey and you'll receive a Two-4-One ticket offer (ie. two tickets to the same session for the price of one) to a sceening* of your choice!

The Other Film Festival (OFF) is Australia’s only international disability film festival screening new cinema by, with, and about, people with disabilities.

The Festival is set to burst onto the screen in August with an outstanding program of Australian and international films. The festival offers a fully accessible program of authentic and compelling films that explore the diversity of disability, including mental illness and Deafness. Laugh, cry or be shocked, you won’t be able to ignore cinema at its most raw, risky and revealing.

By completing the quick online survey, you’ll be helping us improve our Festival communications and helping us ensure another successful Festival!

Complete the 5 minute Survey

Seeking Writers for DiVine website

The Office for Disability is now looking for new writers for the DiVine website. DiVine is the first online community written by and for people with a disability in Australia.

Successful applicants for the contracted writing positions will receive training and be paid for their work.

Further Information:
please view the Expressions of Interest Form

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