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Arts Access Aotearoa publications
Over the years, we’ve published a number of books about cultural community development, art spaces and programmes for people and communities with limited access to the arts. These include the following titles.
Arts For All: increasing access to the arts for disabled people
The arts are for everyone. Arts Access Aotearoa updated and published the second edition of Arts for All in April 2014. This guide provides practical and long-term ways for artists, arts organisations, venues, touring companies, festivals and venues to enhance their access, market their events to the disabled community and build new audiences.
Other New Zealand publications
Creating a new way: working together for change
SAMS - Standards and Monitoring Services is governed by disabled people and families providing evaluation, education, and research. This publication is based on real experiences in New Zealand conditions. It describes how organisations have made positive change, transforming their way of operating from segregation and group-based activities to a personalised approach that enables people to participate in “everyday things in ordinary places”. You can download it or email Maureen Steed at SAMS for a free printed copy.
Access all Areas
For most people, the decision to be exposed to the experience of an arts event is a simple one. You go because you choose to go. Providing that choice to people with disabilities is the focus of Access all Areas (1999). It was written for the Australia Council for the Arts by Accessible Arts (New South Wales) and Arts Access Australia, with some information from the Arts Council of England's Guidelines for marketing to disabled audiences. It can be downloaded from the Australia Council website.
Making the Journey
Written by Mary Hutchison and edited by Emma Driver, this book was produced by Arts Access Australia in 2005. It showcases arts organisations in Australia that have made the journey towards including disabled people across all aspects of their programmes and activities. There are 12 case studies featured as examples of different approaches to art and disability. They describe initiatives that remove barriers to arts participation. It can be dowloaded from the Arts Access Australia website.