What’s on in NSW for International Day of People with Disability

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Celebrating International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD)

Thursday 3 December 2020 is the United Nations’ International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), a day to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability.

To celebrate IDPWD 2020, we’ve put together a list of NSW events where you can share in the celebrations, in-person and online.

Online

Screenability short films | ABC iview
ABC iview’s IDPwD program is showcasing nine short films made by filmmakers with disability, highlighting the suite of Screen NSW’s Screenability Films. Enjoy all three 2020 Screenability films – Diving In, Groundhog Night, and Safety Net, plus past films and more from talented filmmakers. You can also meet the filmmakers in their Re-Frame program.

Fearless Films Season 2 Premiere | Screenworks and Feros Care
3 December 2020 6:30 PM

Fearless is a collection of six short films created by regional Australian filmmakers that tell stories of people with disability.

National Arts and Disability Awards 2020 | Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Access Australia
3 December 2020 2:00 PM ¬– 3:00 PM

Join Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Access Australia for the National Arts and Disability Awards 2020 which recognises Australian artists and arts-workers who have made an outstanding contribution to the artistic and cultural life of the nation.

National Awards for Disability Leadership | Disability Leadership Institute
3 December 2020 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
The National Awards for Disability Leadership recognise and celebrate the extraordinary contribution and leadership shown by people with disability and organisations in Australia today. The Awards will be presented during a global webcast.

2020

2020 is an exciting fully accessible online art exhibition. Featuring the work of six artists with disability and is a 100% disability led.

In-person

Inclusive Film Festival (IFF) | Petersham Town Hall
4 December 2020 6:00 PM

Inner West Council in partnership with Accessible Arts, Mable, Settlement Services International and Disability Services Australia invite you to Inclusive Flim Festival (IFF), an event to support and elevate the voices of people with disability at this uniquely inclusive and accessible event.

Through My Eyes Exhibition | Lionel Bowen Library, Maroubra
6 October – 22 January 2021

Six photographers have collaborated to share their lived experience of disability through feminist self-portraits in a new exhibition Through My Eyes, offering unique insight into contemporary Australian women and the lived experience of disability today.

More to watch

Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre | O, How I Dreamt of Things Impossible

Produced in association with NORPA, this new work is a visually captivating and moving journey into the minds and dreams of seven dancers with disability.

Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre | Q&A with dancers and Artistic Director Michael Hennessy

Explore the unprecedented rehearsal processes required during lockdown, along with the personal inspirations and creative pathways for this exciting new work.

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Published: 2 December 2020