Case study: Chamber Music New Zealand and its performance with disabled youth
Jessica Lightfoot and Victoria Dadd say the 200-strong audience who attended Chamber Music New Zealand’s workshop and performance for intellectually disabled children and young adults “blew our expectations out of the water and created a lot of excitement for the future.
“We have great confidence that future workshop projects like this will build on this initial success, now that we’ve established communication networks and an elementary understanding of this new and very welcome community.”
Early in the project, however, they were unsure of the way forward. A brainstorming session with other members of the Arts for All Wellington Network gave them practical insights into how to proceed with the project.
“From there, the planning came much more naturally and we were reassured that we were on the right track. Particularly valuable was the feedback we got from the network’s disability organisations.”
In this case study, Jessica and Victoria talk to Arts Access Aotearoa about the process they went through to get the project off ground and the challenges they overcame along the way.