It’s time to come together.
It’s time for a d/Deaf and disabled peer support and advocacy group in South-East Queensland.
In the arts sector, disappointment happens often. There’s a lack of funding or physical resources, and the limited opportunities are usually granted to those with a track history of success. So what do you do when the industry you want to build a career in is not just difficult to enter, but inaccessible too?
There is a real need for peer support and advocacy for d/Deaf and disabled artists in South-East Queensland. We all know that disappointment comes with the territory of being an artist, but what do you do when discrimination is the barrier?
With that in mind, it’s time to step up and support each other. We need a movement. Will you join us?
If you are an artist, an arts worker, a teacher or arts educator - we need you!
It is important that any movement towards improving accessibility and opportunity for d/Deaf and disabled artists in Qld adequately represents the best interests of the diverse community.
I would particularly like to encourage Indigenous, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, and LGBTQIA+ d/Deaf and disabled people to get involved. It is important that everyone is represented. This group will be about ‘passing the mic’ to those who have the authority to speak on their experiences. It’s time for authentic, powerful, supported advocacy for all.
Please fill out the form below if you are interested in getting involved. We need everyone’s ideas, no matter how big or small! What do you think we need most? What support could we use more of?
Everyone will be contacted in late October as we begin to collate these ideas and form the group. If the form below is not accessible to you, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Get Involved’ in the subject line. Please provide your name, email address, your message including any comments that you may have, and indicate how you best identify (i.e. d/Deaf, disabled, living with disability, living with chronic illness, etc.). You can also choose not to select any of those options if you do not identify publicly as yet.
Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you soon!