Monday, 7 November 2016

Arts news

Nathan Basha At Byron Bay International Film Festival!
Bus Stop Films (blog), 4 November 2016
Starting in 2006, the Byron Bay International Film Festival has become the largest regional festival in the country, supporting emerging and independent talent within Australia and around the world ... We were excited to be able to support our ambassador Nathan Basha to attend the festival this year in order to represent the filmHeartbreak and Beauty which was selected to screen in competition at the festival. The film was developed over 10 months of filmmaking workshops with 12 students with an intellectual disability. Three students co-directed, Nathan being one of them and 9 students performed.

After coming back to Sydney Nathan filled us in on his experience at the festival!


Front Up: new arts and cultural program
Ability Options has announced the launch of Front Up - a new disability-lead arts and cultural program and Hub based in Seven Hills, Western Sydney:
We have pledged a 10 year commitment to the program in memory of our late founder Greg McIntyre OAM. Programs will commence in 2017. 
Keep up to date with all Front Up news and stories by liking the Front Up Facebook page. 
Spread the word!

$30,000 NSW Fellowship to support artists with disabilityA new $30,000 fellowship that will boost the professional development of an artist with disability has been launched as part of the NSW Government’s commitment to support artists’ careers.

The Artist with Disability Fellowship, developed in collaboration with Accessible Arts, is open to professional mid-career or established artists working in any art form, including music, theatre, visual arts, or writing, who identify as having a disability ...

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