Australia’s national peak body for arts and disability, Arts Access Australia (AAA) has worked closely with Incite Arts to secure support from the NT Department of Tourism and Culture Strategic Arts Program, for Meeting Place 2018. This Grant Program is a new initiative prioritising funding for artists with disability, independent producers/curators and arts industry development. The Program funds initiatives that grow a sustainable arts sector, market and promote Northern Territory arts and increase opportunities for access and participation in the arts across the NT.
Hosted by Incite Arts, in Alice Springs, this will be the first time Meeting Place, AAA’s national signature event has been presented in a regional community.
Meeting Place is an inclusive forum where people of all abilities, art forms and locations across Australia, come together in an accessible and supported space. The event attracts national and international speakers and presenters.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the success of the funding application and are looking forward to holding Meeting Place in Alice Springs. In 2018 we have a unique opportunity to partner with Incite Arts and present Meeting Place side by side with their inclusive, signature program UNBROKEN LAND,” AAA CEO Meagan Shand said.
“Meeting Place 2017 was held in Perth and in 2018, we are excited to be able to showcase the unique and spectacular cultural landscape of Central Australia and to work with Incite Arts on what promises to be a unique and compelling Meeting Place event. Most importantly, Meeting Place 2018 will give NT artists and arts’ workers with disability the chance to attend, perform and present along with their peers at a nationally and internationally significant event.”
“Incite Arts is looking forward to hosting this important national cultural event and sharing the wealth of arts and disability practice in the NT with our national contemporaries,” Incite Arts CEO Jenine Mackay said.