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Picture This: Increasing the cultural participation of people with a disability in Victoria includes a literature review and community consultation report. The publications detail findings of the research and the context for arts and disability in Victoria. They also look at Australia and the rest of the world.

The reports provide a unique snapshot of a dynamic and burgeoning Victorian arts and disability sector. They also identify some of the barriers we need to remove. The reports offer ideas, suggestions and possible strategies for increasing the cultural participation of people with a disability. They are relevant to all levels of government and the rest of the community.

Sheet 1 (Copyright)

© Office for Disability, Department of Planning and Community Development, 2010
This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced without the written permission of the Office for Disability, Department of Planning and Community Development.
ISBN: 978-1-921607-58-5

Sheet 2 (Data)

Table 1: Comparison of national disability rates
Australia 0%
Canada 0.12%
New Zealand 0%
United Kingdom 0%
Table 2: Comparison -
education, employment and income rates for Australians 2003
Category Persons without Persons with
a disability a disability
Completed Year 12 0% 0%
Bachelor s degree 0% 0%
Median gross income per week $501 $255
Workforce participation 1% 1%
Part-time workers 0% 0%
Unemployment rate 0.05% 0.09%
Table 3: Arts participation by people with a disability England 2005 06
Frequency of arts participation in 2005 Persons without a Population as a
disability whole
Attended at least once in six months 1% 1%
Attended at least twice in six months 0% 0%
Participated in arts activity at least once in six months 0% 1%
Participated in arts activity at least twice in six months 0% 0%
Table 4: Cultural attendance rates in Australia by disability status 2006
Attendance rate as Core activity limitation No specific limitation Total persons with a disability Total persons without a disability
Art galleries 0.20% 0.28% 0.26% 0.30%
Museums 0.23% 0.27% 0.25% 0.29%
Libraries 0.40% 0.42% 0.42% 0.48%
Classical music concerts 0.10% 0.14% 0.12% 0.13%
Popular music concerts 0.20% 0.29% 0.26% 0.37%
Theatre performances 0.14% 0.20% 0.17% 0.25%
Dance performances 0.11% 0.14% 0.13% 0.18%
Musicals and operas 0.18% 0.23% 0.20% 0.25%
Other performing arts 0.16% 0.21% 0.19% 0.24%
Cinemas 0.48% 0.64% 0.58% 0.75%
At least one cultural venue/event 0.77% 0.86% 0.83% 0.92%
Table 5: Arts attendance by age for people with a disability Australia 2006
Arts venue or event attended 18 24 years 55 64 years
Art galleries 0% 0%
Museums 0% 0%
Classical music concerts 0% 0%
Popular music concerts 0% 0%
Cinemas 1% 1%
Table 6: Participation of adults and children in arts activities Australia 2003
Arts Activity Adults Children
Art or craft group 0% 0%
Performing arts 0% 0%
Table 7: Cultural Participation by Persons with a Disability  Victoria 2003
Profound Moderate No Total Total with
or severe or mild limitation with a reported
core core or reported disability
activity activity restrictions disability in
limitation limitation in Australia
Victoria
Last 3 Months
At home
Arts or craftwork for or with other people 0.14% 0.13% 0.15% 0.14% 0.15%
Away from home
Performing art 0.04% 0.03% 0.06% 0.04% 0.05%
group activities
Art or craft 0.05% 0.06% 0.04% 0.06% 0.07%
group activities
Last 12 Months
Visits away from home
Museums or art 0.16% 0.22% 0.30% 0.22% 0.20%
galleries
Libraries 0.25% 0.31% 0.32% 0.31% 0.34%
Theatres or 0.19% 0.23% 0.36% 0.24% 0.25%
concerts
Cinema 0.34% 0.40% 0.56% 0.43% 0.43%
Animal/marine 0.25% 0.27% 0.38% 0.29% 0.29%
parks, botanic
gardens
Arts and disability peak body activity in Australia
Peak body Paid staff* Core funding sources** Services offered***
Arts Access Australia 1 ( 1 EFT ) ·     Australia Council ·     Advocacy
(formerly Disability and Disadvantage ·     e-newsletter (AAA Newsletter)
in the Arts Australia  DADAA) ·     Links to web resources on arts and disability
www.artsaccessaustralia.org ·     Policy advice to government and arts organisations
·     Publications
·     Research
Peak body Paid staff* Core funding sources** Services offered***
Access Arts (Qld) 10 ( 7.4 EFT ) ·     Arts Queensland ·     Access audits
www.accessarts.org.au ·     Disability Services Queensland ·     Advocacy
·     Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health ·     Arts programs and events
·     Disability awareness training
·     e-newsletter and audio newsletter
·     Gallery (Brisbane Outsider Arts (BOA) gallery at the Brisbane Powerhouse)
·     Information and referral services
·     Links to web resources on arts and disability
·     Policy advice to government and arts organisations
·     Professional development and mentorships for artists
·     Respite program with arts component for children with a disability and their carers (Creative Respite Options)
·     Research
Peak body Paid staff* Core funding sources** Services offered***
Arts Access Darwin (NT) 1 part-time n/a ·     Advocacy
·     Arts programs and events
·     Information and referral services
Peak body Paid staff* Core funding sources** Services offered***
Accessible Arts (NSW) 9 (6 EFT) ·     Australia Council ·     Access audits
www.aarts.net.au ·     Arts NSW ·     Advocacy
·     Arts programs and events
·     Consultancy services
·     Disability awareness training (TAFE accredited course and customised courses)
·     e-newsletter - monthly (Accessible Arts News)
·     Links to web resources on arts and disability
·     Policy advice to government and arts organisations
·     Publications, including checklist to improve arts accessibility
·     Research
Peak body Paid staff* Core funding sources** Services offered***
Arts Ability Officers  ACT 1 (1 EFT) ·     Arts ACT ·     Advocacy
www.actartsofficers.org.au ·     Gorman House Arts Centre ·     Arts programs and events
·     Information and referral services
·     Newsletter (electronic and hard copy)
Peak body Paid staff* Core funding sources** Services offered***
Arts Access (SA) 7 (4 EFT) ·     Australia Council ·     Advocacy
(formerly Arts in Action) ·     Arts SA ·     Arts programs and events
www.artsaccess-sa.org.au ·     SA Office for Disability and Client Services ·     e-newsletter (eNews)
·     Information and referral services
·     Online events calendar
·     Online gallery for members art works
·     A-Frame art exhibition and annual competition
Peak body Paid staff* Core funding sources** Services offered***
Arts Access (Vic) 10 (8 EFT) ·     Australia Council ·     Access audits
www.artsaccess.com.au ·     Arts Victoria ·     Advocacy
·     Victorian Department of Human Services ·     Arts programs and events
·     Disability awareness training
·     EASE ticketing service
·     e-newsletter (Arts Access E-news)
·     Information and referral services
·     Links to web resources on arts and disability
·     Online arts directory for accessible Victorian arts workshops and groups
·     Policy advice to government and arts organisations
·     Publications, including hard copy Venue Guide
·     Research
Peak body Paid staff* Core funding sources** Services offered***
Arts Action Central Australia (NT) n/a n/a ·     Advocacy
·     Arts programs and events
·     Information and referral services
Peak body Paid staff* Core funding sources** Services offered***
Arts Action (Tas) 0 n/a Organisation still exists but currently unstaffed
Peak body Paid staff* Core funding sources** Services offered***
DADAA WA 53 (35 eft) ·     Australia Council ·     Advocacy
(Disability in the Arts/ Disadvantage in the Arts Western Australia) ·     WA Department of Culture and the Arts ·     Arts programs and events (statewide and very extensive)
www.dadaawa.org.au ·     WA Disability Services Commission ·     E-newsletter
·     Healthway ·     Online events listing (DADAA events only)
·     Lotterywest ·     Gallery, virtual and physical (Freight Gallery and Studio in Fremantle)
·     Links to web resources on arts and disability
·     Policy advice to government and arts organisations
·     Publications, including Annual Service Directory
·     Research (for example Disseminate research into arts and health)
·     Respite program with arts component for children with a disability (Artlink)
·     Small grants program (commencing 2008)
·     International programs (exchanges, tours and mentorships in Ireland and Kenya)
(n/a = not available)
*Paid staff refers to core staff and does not include casual staff employed for specific projects.
Numbers are provided both as number of staff and their effective full-time equivalent (EFT)
**Core funding source - does not include earned income, occasional grants or donations.
***The list of services for each peak body is not necessarily comprehensive as it was compiled
from electronic and print publications examined for this literature review as at September 2008.
Websites
Access Arts (Qld) www.accessarts.org.au
Accessible Arts (NSW) www.aarts.net.au
Arts Ability Officers, ACT www.actartsofficers.org.au
Arts Access (Vic) www.artsaccess.com.au
Arts Access Aotearoa www.artsaccess.org.nz
Arts Access Australia www.artsaccessaustralia.org
Arts Access (SA) www.artsaccess-sa.org.au
Arts & Disability Forum (Ireland) www.adf.ie
Australia Council. Disability and the Arts. http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/research/disability_and_the_arts
Australia. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts http://www.environment.gov.au/
Australian Human Rights Commission. Arts and Culture page. http://www.hreoc.gov.au/disability_rights/arts.htm
Center for Universal Design (US) www.design.ncsu.edu
Christopher Reeve and Dana Reeve Paralysis Center http://www.christopherreeve.org
Community Indicators Victoria www.communityindicators.net.au
DADAA WA http://www.dadaawa.org.au
Disability Arts Cymru www.dacymru.com
Disability Online www.disability.vic.gov.au
International Guild of Disabled Artists and Performers (IGODAP) www.igodap.org
Melbourne Mobility Centre www.accessmelbourne.vic.gov.au/info.cfm?top=268%pg=2688
National Endowment for the Arts. Office for AccessAbility, www.nea.gov/resources/Accessibility/Index.html
Shape (UK) www.shapearts.org.uk
UCLA. National Arts and Disability Center http://nadc.ucla.edu/
Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. Human Rights page. http://www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au/human%20rights/
VSA Arts www.vsarts.org

 

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