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Disability Confidence Training

Online Workshop Now Available + 2-For-1 Offer! 

We’re now offering our workshops online, with a 2-for-1 discount currently available, but only for a limited time.

Using the Zoom online conferencing platform, our expert trainers will provide an experience very similar to our regular workshops. You’ll receive the same information, have access to great online resources and be able to interact with our trainers as well as other participants, so you can ask questions and share knowledge.

Each session is 1.5 hours. Prior to the session we’ll send you a video to watch and a questionnaire to complete. This will take about 30 minutes. All up, the full experience is 2 hours. You can book and pay for the session through our regular system on Eventbrite.

If you have any questions about participating, contact Liz Martin: lmartin@aarts.net.au

We’re looking forward to seeing you online!

About Zoom

  • 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: https://zoom.us/
  • After signing up for our workshop, you’ll receive an email from us inviting you to a Zoom meeting on the date of the workshop. On the day of the workshop, all you have to do is click on the relevant link in the invitation, follow the prompts and you’ll be part of the workshop.

Online Workshop Dates

We’ll be announcing our 2021 workshop schedule soon. Stay tuned!

  • Time: 10am – 11:30pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Duration: 1.5 hours + 30 mins pre-workshop activities
  • Discount Cost: 2-For-1 special offer = 2 participants for $110 + GST. Bring a friend for FREE!
  • Regular Cost: $110 + GST
Sydney Film Festival training session

About Our Workshops

Our Disability Confidence Training workshops are all about helping you and your team improve how you connect with and support people with disability or who are Deaf.

  • Discover practical solutions for making your organisation disability confident
  • Receive useful resources
  • Learn from trainers who are arts experts and who live with disability
  • Come to our standard workshop or book a bespoke in-house session

The training covers:

  • Key disability legislation and government bodies, including the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the Disability Inclusion Act 2014
  • Creative solutions to delivering inclusive and accessible arts and culture programs
  • Identifying and mitigating access barriers
  • Best practice for customer service, language and etiquette
  • Inclusive communication skills and policies

Where & When

Our live workshops are not available while the COVID19 restrictions are in force. We’ll start providing these live workshops again as soon as possible. 

We have bi-monthly workshops at our offices at The Rocks in Sydney which are open to everyone. Places are limited to 20. See above for dates and booking link.

Alternatively, we can tailor a workshop and come to you. We can design, create and deliver in-house training for your organisation at any time. The workshop can be conducted at a venue of your choice in Sydney or regionally, or at our offices at The Rocks in Sydney.

Powerhouse Museum staff training

Why Choose Us

  • Arts Specific: We’re experts in arts, culture and disability with over 33 years of experience in helping organisations improve their accessibility, so we understand the challenges and opportunities which arts organisations encounter.
  • Disability Led: Our trainers have lived experience of disability which provides an authentic edge that makes a world of difference.
  • Cost Effective: We understand the budget constraints under which many arts organisations operate, so we ensure our prices are the most competitive in the market.

Who We Work With 

Our  workshops are suitable for:

  • Arts and cultural organisations
  • Festivals and venues
  • Not-for-profit and government agencies

Every year we train up 1000 people from big organisations and venues right through to local government teams and small independent operators. Our training clients include:

  • Sydney Opera House | Art Gallery of NSW | Blacktown Arts Centre |Musica Viva
  • Sydney Film Festival | Sydney Festival | Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
  • Museum of Contemporary Art | Biennale of Sydney | City of Sydney | Inner West Council | Georges River Council

Below are some testimonials from workshop participants:

  • “The training was engaging and helped our company learn more ways to improve and expand accessibility, both within our team and with what our festival offers to the community.”
  • “I love that the training is done by people with disability. The first-person perspective is invaluable.”
  • “A fabulous session which has made being disability confident much more achievable! Thank you so much – really appreciate your expertise.”
  • “Thank you for providing this session. I am determined now to make some important changes within my organisation.”
  • “The training really opened our eyes to how we can improve in areas we didn’t even realise needed improving. Thank you!” 
  • “It was great to get a much better understanding of how to engage respectfully and appropriately with people with disability.”

Find Out More

If you have any questions or need help with making a booking, contact us at info@aarts.net.au or call on 02 9251 6499.



Image: Online training workshop participants (credit: Liz Martin)

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