The Regional Arts Fund grants have been announced and the disability-related projects are:
The CAD Factory
Yield is a cross-regional project led by the CAD Factory, Griffith Regional Art Gallery, and Riverina Community College. The project is additionally supported by Western Riverina Arts and Eastern Riverina Arts. Yield will promote the professional practice of artists with learning disabilities to the region, through development periods in Wagga Wagga, Narrandera and Griffith, culminating in an exhibition and public program featuring performance, film, paintings and drawings by 15 artists. This initiative is aimed at changing attitudes and access barriers faced by artists with intellectual disabilities.
Connections, Creations and Transformations
Region: South East NSW
This project will see the professional development of emerging regional artists Gabriela Green Olea and Kayah Guenther (both Young Regional Artist Scholarship recipients). This project aims to build the capacity of the newly established inclusive dance collective Move Me, an organisation providing dance training for participants of mixed abilities in regional NSW. The project includes classes, rehearsals and choreographic development, culminating in a medium length work to be presented at the end of the year as part of fLiNG Physical Theatre’s annual ‘Take Flight’ event.
The (un)Usual: When the Familiar Becomes Strange
Region: Northern Rivers
The (un)Usual is an experimental cross-artform project involving partnerships between emerging and professional artists of varying abilities. Posing the question ‘What happens when the familiar becomes strange?’, visiting professional artists will present and collaborate with local artists to produce innovative live art outcomes in both traditional performances spaces and unusual venues in the Lismore CBD, Wilsons Riverbank and South Lismore. The (un)Usual is a creative laboratory playfully investigating our relationship with the material world, both natural and manmade, through sound, text and image.