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Open With Better Access – Free Online Event

Reach further in 2022! As NSW re-opens, now is the perfect time to reflect on what organisations have learnt from 2021 and discover how you can broaden your audience and strengthen your impact in 2022.

Hear from diverse organisations as they share their learnings and expertise, providing simple and achievable tips on how to enhance the inclusivity and accessibility of your spaces and programs. Join us for this online panel discussion with leading artists from Penrith Performing and Visual Arts, Museum of Australian Democracy and Varuna the National Writers’ House.

Learn about:

  • What organisations have learnt from 2021
  • How to make your spaces and programs more accessible and inclusive in 2022
  • Practical advice on how to implement inclusive strategies for your re-opening

Where & When


Amy Sambrooke | Creative Director | Varuna the National Writers’ House
Amy is the Creative Director of Varuna the National Writers’ House and the Blue Mountains Writers’ Festival. Amy has worked in the arts, public policy, and the media. Amy gratefully lives and works on Gundungurra and Darug country.

Toni Dam | Manager of Museum Experience | Museum of Australian Democracy
Toni is the Manager of Museum Experience at the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) at Old Parliament House. She helps keep the museum humming 364 days a year, managing a team of 25 staff and more than 80 volunteers. Before joining MoAD in 2012, Toni worked in the federal departments of Defence, Foreign Affairs and Trade, Agriculture, Industry, Science and Research, taught in country schools and volunteered in community organisations. She also lived in the land of hygge (Denmark) for four years, where she mastered cycling in the clothes she was going to wear anyway.

Dale Rolfe | Web Content Producer | Museum of Australian Democracy
Dale Rolfe is the web content producer at the Museum of Australian Democracy. She’s worked in digital and print media for government, entertainment, travel and education brands in the UK and Australia. She is currently working on the content strategy for the new digital presence of the museum’s website.

Hania Radvan |CEO, Penrith Performing & Visual Arts Ltd
Hania is a professional arts worker with 30 years’ experience across performing arts practice, industry and audience development, venue management, arts policy development, funding implementation and strategy. Her passion is to promote democratic arts access and visceral, meaningful arts experiences for all whilst enabling growth and development of the sector.


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This event will be Auslan interpreted and have live closed captioning.

If you have access requirements, please advise us when registering. We may need 24 hours notice to accommodate your requirements. Please take this into account when registering.

For more information or to specify any access requirements to participate in this event, please contact Daniel Jaramillo:

About Zoom

Our ATAG Online will be using the Zoom online conferencing platform. We’ll email you the Zoom link the day before the event. All you have to do is click on the link, follow the prompts and you’ll be part of the event.

Zoom is an easy to use, reliable and FREE cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops and telephones. If you haven’t used Zoom before you can find out more here:

About ATAG

ATAG stands for Accessing The Arts Group. ATAGs are regular meetups for workers in NSW’s creative industries who want to learn more about including people with disability in their professional practice. ATAGs are an initiative of Accessible Arts, NSW’s peak arts and disability organisation. Accessible Arts works with artists, arts organisations, cultural agencies and festival/event operators to create opportunities that enrich the lives of artists, arts workers and audiences with disability or who are Deaf.


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