PIAF CONNECT (UK)
A four-year partnership between DADAA and the Perth International Arts Festival will see an annual program developed around a leading international artistin-residence. PIAF Connect has been established to create community-based projects that will resonate with the lives of Western Australians. It aims to connect local and international artists, enabling them to explore ideas and share practice. DADAA works with the Festival to provide participation opportunities. In 2016, Glasgow-based performer with disability Claire Cunningham delivered two performances and ran a week-long series of workshops. In 2017, Jenny Sealey from Graeae Theatre will be holding masterclasses as part of the program.
2017 will see musicians from Loose Tooth in Fremantle continue to collaborate with dancers from Spiral in the UK. The collaboration is via Skype and this year’s program will see enhanced technologies incorporated into the program.
FREE STATE ARTS AND HEALTH (SOUTH AFRICA)
Designed to transfer DADAA’s arts and disability practice and IP to townships in South Africa through participatory CACD programs and artsworker exchange. After initial consultation in 2015, the Free State Arts and Health project was launched. 2017 will see on-the-ground artsworker exchange programs made possible with additional funding from the Mellon Foundation and continued involvement with the Vry Festival. This year also embarks on an arts and health program incorporating print-making, poetry, land art and public art.
For more information on this program:
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