Producers and artists vie for place in professional development course

February 10, 2017 by  

Successful applicants who applied for a position in a special Arts Access Victoria professional development programme will soon be announced, following a call for producers and artists with disabilities from Tullamarine and wider Victoria.

Applicants applied to secure one of 15 fully subsidised positions in Activate, a new intensive professional development course that will be run over a five week period in March.

A spokesman for Arts Access Victoria said the programme, which will be led by its Pathways manager Fiona Cook and acclaimed director and artist Caroline Bowditch, will incorporate essential themes in disability practice and contemporary arts.

Note pads at the ready, participants will cover a wide range of topics, including ways for a producer or artist to build a profile realising that one of their greatest assets is diversity.

Other topics will include what is required to get any creative project off the ground, how to source and manage funding, unlocking privilege and power in respect to disability arts collaborations, and building support for projects.

Both one-on-one and group sessions will be undertaken throughout the course, which will be held across on Thursdays across five weeks: March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.

The professional development programme was open to people with disabilities who reside in Victoria and are able to attend all sessions.