Call for Multi-Media Work

ARTIST SHOWCASE AT MEETING PLACE 2017

DADAA is delighted to be partnering with PIAF to support Arts Access Australia (AAA) in holding Meeting Place 2017 in Perth in March. Meeting Place is AAA’s flagship event. The national platform facilitates learning, discussion and debate on issues impacting artists, arts workers and leaders with disability and those with an interest in the sector.

As part of Meeting Place 2017, DADAA and AAA will be showcasing high-quality multi-media work by artists with disability. All art forms will be accepted. The closing date for submissions is 27 January 2017. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Before submitting your work, please make sure it meets the following requirements:

  • Can be submitted by E-mail (we cannot accept submissions via post)
  • Has audio description and captioning or if not, you will need to provide a transcript of any dialogue and a written description of your work.
  • Is in a high-quality format suitable for public showing.
  • Is your own work, or if you are representing a group, you have permission to submit the work on their behalf.

If you can meet these requirements, please send your submission, which should include a short biography and artist statement, to simone@dadaa.org.au. Please include your name and telephone number so we can contact you to discuss if needed. You will be notified as to whether your submission will be included.

To find out more about Meeting Place 2017 or to book, visit www.artsaccessaustralia.org. The event will be held on the UWA campus at the University Club.

PIAF Connect: Three Day Residency with Jenny Sealey

CALLING ALL ARTISTS

Take part in a three day residency with Jenny Sealey MBE, Artistic Director Graeae Theatre Company UK.

As part of PIAF Connect and in partnership with DADAA, PIAF will continue to create opportunities for a dynamic exchange of ideas and practice between visiting international artists with disability and the Western Australian and national Arts community and audiences.

For PIAF 2017 we have invited Jenny Sealey, Artistic Director the UK’s foremost disabled-led theatre company to run a three day residency for Australian artists and arts practitioners. Sealey will also be leading a series of half day workshops with corporations and the wider Perth arts sector in terms of their thinking on access and working with artists and non artists with disability. Sealey will also be delivering the keynote address at the Arts Access Australia annual conference – Meeting Place.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Human beings are as robust as they are fragile – and being human can be as joyful as it can be a lonely and vulnerable existence.

Exploring Sarah Kane’s final play 4:48 Psychosis, participants will consider the day to day existence of being and unpick the themes within the play ­– depression, the complexity of relationships and love, dependency and isolation – and consider the importance of having the freedom to be vulnerable in a hostile world.

Graeaes signature ethos of ‘aesthetics of access’ will underpin this residency where, over the three days, participants will create their own personal response to the play. The final day of the residency will culminate in a sharing for an invited audience.

The residency will run from Friday 3 March to Sunday 5 March. Further details of the schedule will be available closer to the event. Attendance at the workshop series is free for selected participants.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

For full information on the EOI process, please follow the directions on the PIAF WEBSITE. Expressions of Interest are due by Friday 13 January 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 20 January 2017. Scholarships will also be awarded by Friday 20 January 2017.