Arts Access SA

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Arts Access SA’s Vision, Mission, Values, Objectives & Goals

Our Vision
Arts Access SA vision is to create opportunities for participation, employment and leadership for people with a disability in South Australia’s arts and cultural life

Our Mission
Arts Access SA’s mission is to ensure full cultural inclusion and enable a vibrant arts practice and community for all South Australians with a disability.

Our Objectives
Arts Access SA aspires to be the peak body for the arts and disability sector in South Australia

We advise and advocate to government and other stakeholders on disability and the arts
We facilitate sustainable opportunities for employment, broad participation and access to the arts for people with experience of disability.
We communicate and promote Disability arts to all sectors.
We govern and manage the organisation accountably, efficiently and sustainably.

Our Values
Arts Access SA is an ethical organisation and will be guided by the following principles:

We treat all people with compassion, honesty, respect and dignity
We celebrate diversity and encourage social equity and inclusion
We value and encourage innovation and creativity
We encourage participation and leadership and build on strengths that empower people to achieve their potential
We are an organisation that continues to learn and improve
We are an accessible organisation that listens and strive for choice and excellence in all our actions and services

Our Goals

Goal 1: Advocate for and promote disability and the arts

Promote the value of the arts for people with a disability
Strengthen government and non-government support for disability arts
Play a leadership role in strengthening support and infrastructure for community cultural development and models of practice for people with a disability

Goal 2: Create sustainable opportunities for participation and leadership in the arts industry for people with a disability

Identify, support and lead sector development directions and opportunities
Broker arts training, work experience, mentoring and leadership opportunities across all the arts and cultural sectors for artsworkers with a disability and artists working with people with a disability
Develop and maintain a sustainable artistic and business model and long-term funding partnerships

Goal 3: Govern and manage the organisation responsibly

Maintain a governance structure that is transparent, efficient, sustainable, accountable and maintains the respect of our stakeholders
Maximise income and increase diversity of income sources
Ensure best employment practices, so that Arts Access SA is a desirable employer able to attract and retain high quality appropriately skilled staff

Our non governmental, non-profit, organization works at the local level.

We consider ourselves as part of the international Independent Living and Disability Rights Movement.

Our organization is mainly run, controlled and represented by disabled people.

We have expertise, or are interested in cooperating with other organizations, in the areas of:

Exactly what does Arts Access SA do?

AASA is the peak arts and disability organisation in South Australia. AASA advocates to the arts sector, the disability sector and government for access to access, opportunities and participation in the state’s cultural life for all disabled people. We operate information and referral services for the sector and broader public and AASA also coordinates a targeted artistic program with a focus on leadership, showcasing and regional communities.

What projects do you run for general participation?

AASA’s artistic program is targeted towards identified gaps in the disability arts sector in SA. For more information on our projects, visit our Projects page or contact us directly.

What volunteer opportunities can you provide?

Volunteers play an invaluable and intrinsic part in helping deliver AASA’s services to the sector and the community. We are always on the lookout for keen, passionate people to assist us at events, in the office or in supporting our projects. Email us to register your interest.

We may be able to refer disabled persons to wheelchair accessible housing or transportation or other services in our city.

We have traineeships or volunteer positions that people with disabilities are welcome to apply for.

Our traineeships or volunteer positions are open to applicants from abroad.

People planning to come to our city are welcome to contact us to find out about accessibility and services in Adelaide. We may be able to help with information.

Contact us:

Contact person:Paul Collier
Phone:+61 (0)8 8224 0799
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Address:101 Halifax Street
South Australia

This entry added: Wednesday 11th July 2007. (record #969) Changed: Tuesday 9th October 2007.