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Arts Access Aotearoa


Access at The Court Theatre: The Christchurch company believes theatre should be accessible to everyone.

Universal access:
“I want to see events where everyone is able to attend, learn and contribute … and include people with disability as access consultants, focused on fixing our environment first,” says Sarah Houbolt, international circus and physical theatre performer, arts manager and diversity advocate, in a TEDx Talk.

Bravo, RNZ's Upbeat: Top marks to RNZ's Upbeat programme for this interview with Deaf filmmaker Jared Flitcroft who talks about his short film Tama, using New Zealand Sign Language. Watch the interview and then read more about Tama 

Relaxed music: This video about relaxed workshops and performances has audio description and is captioned.  Read more about the video

Access For All: This video about the importance of access to the arts has audio description and is captioned. Read more about the video 

Arts For All signed: This  New Zealand Sign Language video lets Deaf people know about some of the ways artists, performing arts companies, festivals, museums, galleries and venues can make the arts more accessible to Deaf people.

Love affair with ships: Robert Rapson’s love affair with ships was the inspiration for a short film by filmmaker Leonardo Guerchmann. Called Robert Rapson: Outsider Artist, it premiered at the International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles 2015. Read more

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