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A recent ATAG meeting with a full audience to the right and HACK Sounds producer Liz Martin presenting with a large screen to the left

Accessing the Arts meeting

Last week twenty people from across New South Wales arts organisations met for our quarterly Accessing the Arts Group (ATAG) meeting at the Art Gallery of NSW. ATAG is a professional development group that Accessible Arts set up, aimed at improving disability access and social inclusion across the arts. 

Our first speaker was Brook Carson-Ewart, who was part of a team of digital staff from the AGNSW, MCA and Carriageworks that was established to to create an accessible digital platform for the exhibition The National: New Australian Art. Brooke highlighted the importance of considering access right from the very start of this, and any, project.

Our second speake,  Liz Martin, Associate Producer of Hack Sounds, shared how their inclusive program explores new ways for people to interact with music, including trying out different approaches to music creation. Liz recently joined the team at Accessible Arts as our new Arts Development Manager.

We also heard from Sally Webster from Sydney Modern, who gave a preview of the Art Gallery of NSW’s exciting art expansion project. Sydney Modern will include new and expanded spaces for art, live performance and film along with spaces to learn, study and participate in cultural experiences.

The meeting finished with networking over delicious coffee and cake from the Art Gallery of NSW café.

Join our network

Any artist or arts worker is welcome to join the Accessing the Arts (ATAG) network. If you are interested in coming along to the next ATAG meeting on Thursday 16 November, and/or being featured as a case study at one of these meetings, please contact Accessible Arts Operations Manager Kay Richardson to be added to the invite list.

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