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Help us celebrate disability pride. Vote for 'Intertwined!'

Help us celebrate disability pride. Vote for 'Intertwined!'

17th August 2018

Our office is supporting ‘Intertwined‘ a three day festival spilling onto the Geelong waterfront celebrating diversity, creativity, inclusion and resilience. There’ll be art, music, and meditations all led by people with disability – some of the most creative people we know.

The festival, initiated by Melissa Murphy of the University of Melbourne, has been chosen to go to voting as part of #PickmyProject. We’re proud to be Project Partner.

We need you to vote. The festival will only go ahead if it gets enough votes.

‘Intertwined’ will flow from Having a Say, the largest conference for people with disability in Australia. It will bring people together, celebrate our shared humanity, allow us all to get creative and have a ball!

Why are we doing this?

If you’re wondering why we’ve partnered to support this festival, the answer is: we believe that a key barrier preventing the full participation of people with disability is attitudes.

Changing attitudes requires conversation, communication and cooperation. This festival allows people to do just that! People will come together, chat, do some serious art making and listen to each other. It’ll be great.

Festival highlights

An interactive festival, everyone in Geelong (visitors and residents alike) will be able to have fun, be curious, challenge stereotypes, and show how interwoven and connected we all are.

Some of the best creative minds of Geelong and Victoria  have joined us in supporting this project! Art Gusto, the Slow Art Collective, Socially Inclusive Musicians Mentoring Alliance, Wool Museum Geelong, Fog Theatre, Arts Access Victoria and more.

Highlights include:

  • the Nebula  – a fully accessible portable arts studio featuring open art workshops and performances
  • guided meditations – gloriously complemented by projection art from Fog Theatre
  • the Sanctuary  – a stunning sensory pod where you are invited to imagine and reflect on happiness, inclusion and safety
  • the Archi-Loom – from the Slow Art Collective. Weave and wrap your hopes, fears and dreams and learn more about our shared humanity by writing a pledge on inclusion to share with others.

Bust a move with the InKrewsive hip hop crew from Wild at Heart, enjoy live performances from musicians and dancers, and get your creative juices flowing at an art workshop.

This festival is an experiential way to have a conversation about what true inclusion is and can be.

We need your vote!

To help support and celebrate disability pride, please vote! You need to be aged over 16 years, and a Victorian resident. Voting closes on 17 September 2018 so now’s the time to act.

How to vote:

  1. register for a Pick my Project account  (or sign in if you already have one)
  2. select the local community you want to vote in. For this project select ‘Geelong 3220’
  3. type ‘Intertwined’ in the search bar or follow this link
  4. select ‘add to shortlist’ and then pick two other projects. You must vote for three ideas so that the funds can be shared
  5. make sure you’ve shared who you’ve voted for with your family and friends.

Remember, you have until 17 September 2018 to vote.

Other ways to support

We’d be grateful if you shared this project with your friends, family and colleagues. Every vote helps.

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