Disability and the Performing Arts in Australia: Beyond the Social Model

Grant number: LP160100140 | Funding period: 2016 - 2021



This project aims to explore how the creative and aesthetic value of contemporary Australian disability theatre, dance and live performance can enhance the social and economic benefits of art-making. There has been little recognition of how performing artists with disability contribute to Australian cultural life. This project will map the field of current practice, develop inclusive models for collaborating with artists with a disability, and design a set of accessible examples of creative innovation for use by artists, the disability community and cultural policymakers. This project is expected to result in increased critical recognition, employment and funding opportunities for artists wi..

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