Introduction to Disability Inclusion in Community Arts

This workshop is aimed at providing foundational knowledge to community arts facilitators and programmers about best practices in including disabled participants in their programming. Participants will learn about disability-related terminology, models of disability, and some foundational accommodation practices to support their work. You Will Learn:Key terminology related to disabilityIntroduction to models of disabilityGuidelines for including disabled participants in programsTechniques for increasing accessibility within an organization’s offeringsFacilitatorShay Erlich is a hard of hearing, multiply disabled, and genderqueer child and youth care practitioner, wheelchair dancer, and circus artist. Shay has over 10 years’ experience working as an accessibility consultant in academic, artistic, and frontline service settings. They specialize in assisting frontline service organizations and arts institutions in creating accessible opportunities for the diverse people that they work with. Shay also provides training and support for frontline practitioners who wish to improve their practice with disabled clients.The ArtsUNITE and Launchpad Learning Community Art Series aims to spark discussions and thought leadership on creating arts in/with communities. The monthly panel series brings industry leaders and arts workers together across a wide range of community art topics, including community outreach and research, event facilitation and community event best practices, and regenerative and community-engaged organizational strategies. Whether you are a community arts worker looking to be part of the conversation, or someone interested in getting involved in community art projects, this panel series invites a meaningful exchange of ideas around developing and working with art and the community.ASL interpretation will be provided. FREE - please register to attendPhotographs and/or video will be taken at this event. By taking part in this event you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be photographed please inform an event organiser. 

Via Zoom
This workshop is aimed at providing foundational knowledge to community arts facilitators and programmers about best practices in including disabled participants in their programming. Participants will learn about disability-related terminology, models of disability, and some foundational accommodation practices to support their work. 

You Will Learn:
  • Key terminology related to disability
  • Introduction to models of disability
  • Guidelines for including disabled participants in programs
  • Techniques for increasing accessibility within an organization’s offerings

Facilitator
Shay Erlich is a hard of hearing, multiply disabled, and genderqueer child and youth care practitioner, wheelchair dancer, and circus artist. Shay has over 10 years’ experience working as an accessibility consultant in academic, artistic, and frontline service settings. They specialize in assisting frontline service organizations and arts institutions in creating accessible opportunities for the diverse people that they work with. Shay also provides training and support for frontline practitioners who wish to improve their practice with disabled clients.

The ArtsUNITE and Launchpad Learning Community Art Series aims to spark discussions and thought leadership on creating arts in/with communities. The monthly panel series brings industry leaders and arts workers together across a wide range of community art topics, including community outreach and research, event facilitation and community event best practices, and regenerative and community-engaged organizational strategies. Whether you are a community arts worker looking to be part of the conversation, or someone interested in getting involved in community art projects, this panel series invites a meaningful exchange of ideas around developing and working with art and the community.

ASL interpretation will be provided.

FREE - please register to attend

Photographs and/or video will be taken at this event. By taking part in this event you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be photographed please inform an event organiser.