Creative Arts Disability Capacity Building Project
Pathways is the inaugural capacity building / skill development project working with up to ten creative LGBTQIA+ members of the community who also identify as living with disability.
Contextually, Midsumma is nearing completion of year one of Midsumma Futures, our highly successful mentorship program for early career LGBTQIA+ artists. Midsumma Pathways is an extension of the initiative, specially designed for people living with disability. Midsumma holds disability cultures as one of five identified priority areas, as demonstrated through a range of other access initiatives across our programs implemented for the 2017 and 2018 Midsumma Festivals.
Midsumma is an organisation that intrinsically creates safe and inclusive places for communities, with diversity at its very core. We know that when our communities feel safe and supported they are able to build stronger connections within their own groups to further enable interaction with other groups in a broader community. Midsumma Pathways aims not only to develop skills but will also build capacity for participants in their broader context through introducing and interacting with broader LGBTQIA+ creative communities and venues. Where building skills and networks that can be further built upon by participants in the future.
The Midsumma Pathways project is funded by the Disability and NDIS Branch | Department of Health & Human Services and is part of the ongoing relationship with those organisations within our communities who focus on accessibility needs.
Expressions of interest are now open for a Program Coordinator role - see Work With Us for details and to apply.