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Arts, Culture, Sports and Recreation

Accessible Arts NSW

Accessible Arts is the peak arts and disability organisation across New South Wales.  Their website provides information, news, training and updates on available grants available.

Their key services include:

  • Arts Development – providing professional assistance to organisations and individuals in the arts and disability sectors. Arts Access help establish or improve programs that enable people with disability to develop their creative potential.
  • Audience Development – Arts Access act as a consultant to arts organisations to help them with making their venue and services more suitable for people with disability.
  • Training – We provide Disability Awareness Training as well as Disability Action Plan development and review for arts organisations and arts workers.
  • Information – Arts Access provide information to individuals and organisations in the arts and disability sectors via their enquiry service, website, e-newsletter, podcast and resource library.

For more information you can visit their website at:  http://www.aarts.net.au/ 

Arts Access Australia (AAA)

Arts Access Australia (AAA) is the peak national body for arts and disability. 

AAA is a disability-led organisation that provides three key services to their members:

  • Representation and Advocacy
  • Facilitation and Development
  • Information and Advice

Their website provides news, connections and information about the vibrant Australian arts and disability sector.

You can visit their website at: http://www.artsaccessaustralia.org/

DirtyFeet

Sydney’s DirtyFeet is a not-for-profit contemporary dance organisation supporting independent dance artists and promoting community engagement in the arts.  DirtyFeet support early career dancers, choreographers, with and without disability.

DirtyFeet provides a program called ‘The Right Foot’ –  a FREE creative dance workshops for people with and without disability between the ages of 14 and 26 years, providing a creative activity for those who may otherwise not have access to dance.  The workshops are facilitated by Sarah-Vyne Vassallo and Brianna Kell, and are an important professional pathway for aspiring young artist, offering linkages to the dance sector and excellent training and skills development relevant to current contemporary dance practices.

For more information visit their website at: http://www.dirtyfeet.com.au/

The Australian Museum

The Australian Museum has recently published their Accessibility and Inclusion Action Plan for 2018 – 2021 which can be found here: https://australianmuseum.net.au/accessibility-inclusion-action-plan

find out more about access at the museum here: https://australianmuseum.net.au/access-at-the-australian-museum

Find a map here: https://www.pdcnsw.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/MA-access-info-sheet.pdf

Inspiration and Exploration Art Studio

An assisted art studio series for artists with a ‘disability’ and likeminded artists from the community.

Fridays – 10am to 2pm 

Bankstown Art Centre

5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown, 

Cost: Gold coin donation

To join or to inquire call 0413 030 614

PCYC – Burn Rubber Burn

Burn Rubber Burn is a health and fitness program developed for individuals with a physical disability.

Burn Rubber Burn currently operates within the PCYC across four centres in metropolitan Sydney: Bankstown, Daceyville, Minto, Penrith and Sutherland.

For more information you can visit their website at www.burnrubberburn.epage.at

Return2Sport – Royal Rehab

Royal Rehab’s Return2Sport initiative is a service to help you discover sport, recreation and leisure opportunities tailored to your abilities.

Some of their programs include adapted yoga, cycling, tennis and winter sports.

For more information and to register for any of their programs please visit their website at: http://www.royalrehab.com.au/return2sport/

Sydney for All – Things to do

Sydney for all is a website that provides information about accessible Sydney  arts and recreation experiences around Circular Quay and the harbour.

For more information you can visit their website at:  http://www.sydneyforall.com/index.html

Wheelchair Sports NSW

Wheelchair Sports NSW (WS NSW), formed in 1961, is a charitable organisation responsible for the development, promotion and delivery of wheelchair sport in NSW.

WS NSW Programs include:

  • Push Start– supporting a new member’s introduction to wheelchair sport including full (free) access to WS NSW membership, programs and support services for 12 months.
  • Come ‘n’ try Clinics – one-day multi-sports coaching clinics held monthly across NSW for new and developing members to try a new sport or develop their skills in an existing sport.
  • Member Grants – financial assistance to members for sports related expenses including equipment, coaching, uniforms, court hire, and travel for competitions.
  • Share a Chair – a fleet of sport specific wheelchairs maintained at WS NSW for loan to members to enable participation without the financial burden of purchasing a new chair
  • Sports Camps – sport specific camp/events which introduce new sports to existing members across NSW (for example, the Junior Wheelie Christmas Camp)
  • Coaching & Sport Sessions – specialised coaching clinics and weekly sport sessions, for developing and novice athletes
  • Competitions & Tournaments – WS NSW hosts a series of international, national and local sport competitions and tournaments in NSW in various sports each year, as well as providing subsidised access for members to attend other events interstate/internationally.
  • Talented Athlete Program – a pathway for members displaying high potential to progress to the elite level in their chosen sport including specialized one-on-one coaching sessions with a senior athlete or coach
  • Roadshow – An innovative program designed to educate and raise awareness of the risks of poor decision making on the roads. The program features a presentation on road safety and a practical wheelchair basketball session to raises awareness of road safety.
  • Kevin Betts Stadium – a two-court dedicated sports facility, based at Mt. Druitt, owned by WS NSW providing a facility for local community sports bookings and competitions in basketball, netball, social sports, disability sports and school sport programs.

For more information you can visit their website at: http://wsnsw.org.au/