The premiere biennial arts and disability conference in Australia, ‘Arts Activated’ showcases the accomplishments of people with disability, as leaders, arts practitioners, audience and advocates, alongside best practice initiatives from the arts and cultural industries.

It has established itself as the must attend event for those interested in innovative practice and inclusive arts and disability programs. The conference fills the gap in the exchange of knowledge and ideas within the arts and disability sector, both nationally and internationally. As the leading conference in Australia dedicated to arts and disability, the event offers a unique opportunity for professionals to come together, share ideas and create stronger partnerships whilst being inspired by a diverse range of nationally and internationally recognised experts in the fields.

Arts Activated 2016 ‘Pathways to Practice’, discussed the varied paths that artists with disability take in developing their practice during their career, and how organisations are fostering pathways for artists and audiences with disability. The conference was split into two streams ‘Artist Pathways’ and ‘Organisational Pathways’.