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Beyond Access: the creative case for inclusive arts literature review

Beyond Access: the creative case for inclusive arts literature review aims to identify any gaps in the research, policy and approaches to innovation and creative production in inclusive arts in Australia.

The review examined Australian and international literature and trends in inclusive arts, and explores the way the literature presents and discusses:

  1. Key definitions and distinctions between terms such as ‘inclusive arts practice’, ‘arts and disability’, ‘disability arts’, and ‘artists with a disability’
  2. Historical social and academic approaches to disability and, specifically, to disability arts theory and practice
  3. Current British, American and Australian policies in the area of arts and disability context
  4. Current artistic practice of key companies and contemporary practitioners working in the field of arts and disability in the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK) and Australia.

  • Sarah Austin, Beyond Access Research Officer
  • Chris Brophy, Operations Manager, Arts Access Victoria
  • Dr Lachlan MacDowall, Head of the Centre for Cultural Partnerships, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
  • Dr Eddie Paterson, Lecturer in Scriptwriting, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne
  • Dr Winsome Roberts, Lecturer, Department of Social Work, School of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne
  • Akash Temple, videographer

‘Beyond Access: the creative case for inclusive arts literature review’ was published in 2015

Beyond Access is supported by Arts Access Victoria, University of Melbourne, City of Melbourne and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.