While the pandemic has taken a heavy toll on our live music industry, this enforced hiatus has provided a rare opportunity to reflect on how we do things, and get to work making changes in preparation for reopening.
It’s a rare opportunity to make live music accessible.
1 in 5 Australians live with disability – that’s a huge proportion of our population. Making gigs more accessible and inclusive is essential in ensuring we can reach a wider audience and include a wider range of artists, and it’s already a priority for so many venues, festivals, events, musicians, promoters and agents. But wanting to improve and knowing how to go about it are two different things.
This masterclass, presented by disabled musician and access consultant Morwenna Collett, will go beyond ramps and toilets to introduce you to digital accessibility, making spaces more inclusive, using access services like Auslan and captioning, and a lot more. We’ll cover a range of quick wins you can implement today, plus longer-term ideas to ensure your business can engage equitably with everyone in our community.
This session is free and open for anyone to attend.
SOUND ADVICE Masterclass
Making Live Music Accessible
6–7pm Wed 13 Oct
Morwenna Collett is a consultant, leader and facilitator with experience working in the arts, government, not-for-profit and university sectors as a CEO, leadership team member, Board Director, project manager, lecturer, trainer and advisor.
Her work is informed by her lived experience as a musician with disability and she is sought after nationally and internationally for her expertise in diversity, access and inclusion. She is currently a member of disability and inclusion committees for the Sydney Festival, Sydney Fringe, Perth Festival and the City of Sydney and is an Affiliate of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia.
Sound Advice is proudly supported by
Create NSW and APRA AMCOS.
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