If you have a child with access or additional needs, we have created a guide so you can get the most out of your Festival experience!
Since 2015, AWESOME has partnered with DADAA (Disability in the Arts, Disadvantage in the Arts Australia) to develop a navigational guide to help you make informed choices based on the specific needs of your child and enhance your AWESOME Festival experience. We have gathered information about all of our events within the festival program and described the aspects that could be of attention in providing the most comfortable, joyful experience for all.
We are always looking to improve this resource, so if you have any feedback about the guide, we would love to hear from you! Please contact us at [email protected]
2023 AWESOME Accessibility Guide is live now!
Social Model of Disability
AWESOME Arts Australia believes in and supports the Social Model of Disability. We are proud to work with children, artists and audiences within the disability community. Our approach to access and inclusion is informed by the voices of the community. Our language around disability is consciously aligned with the Social Model of Disability.
The Social Model of Disability has been developed by people with disability. It sees ‘disability’ as the result of the interaction between people living with impairments, and their socially-constructed environment. You can read more about the Social Model of Disability at People With Disability Australia.
We aim to be responsive and accountable to our communities. If you have had a different experience of our language or behaviours, please reach out to us so that we can have an important conversation.