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Unpacking Access To the Arts | ATAG Lismore 22 Oct

Around 20% of Australians live with disability. So making sure programming, services and infrastructure is accessible for people with disability or who are Deaf is a smart strategy for building audiences for performances, exhibitions and events.

Join us for this FREE breakfast seminar to explore how arts, culture and events workers in the Northern Rivers region are improving their access and inclusion frameworks for artists and audiences with disability. Light refreshments will be provided.

When & Where

Learn about:

  • The business case for being more inclusive of people with disability
  • Practical tips and easy wins in relation to improving accessibility
  • How to make use of local accessibility programs and services


  • Claudie Flock, Learning Officer, Lismore Art Gallery
  • Sunita Bala, Project Manager, Real Artworks
  • Emily Brugman, Festival Administrator, Byron Writers Festival
  • Sigrid MacDonald, Auslan and Access Advisor, Second Nature Strategies


  • 8am: Doors open + coffee/tea
  • 8:15am – 8:30am: Welcome and Accessible Arts intro
  • 8:30am – 10:00am: Panel Discussion + Q & A
  • 10am -10:30am: Networking breakfast (beverages, pastries and fruit provided)

Proudly supported by NORPA


To register please visit:

Please register by Thursday 17 October 2019 so we can meet the access and dietary requirements of participants.

This is an Auslan Accessible event.

Please advise any access or dietary requirements when registering.

For more information or to specify any access requirements to attend this event please contact Riona Tindal:

About ATAG

ATAG stands for Accessing The Arts Group. ATAGs are regular meet ups 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.