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19th March 2014 Sara Lock

Resources by Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts

The role of arts participation in regional well being

This paper is a summary of key areas of interest from Julia Anwar McHenry’s research thesis ‘The Arts and Social Well-being in Rural Communities: A Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment in the Mid West Region of Western Australia’. Anwar McHenry’s thesis is the outcome of a research project on the role of the arts in the social well-being in the Mid West with a particular focus on the nature and impacts of the arts in rural communities.

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Infographic of Western Australia's cultural groups

An audience segmentation study was conducted in 2012 to analyse the data gathered from the Western Australia Department of Culture and the Arts’ Arts and Culture Monitor 2007-2011.  This infographic gives a visual summary and overview of the five key segments and the key relevant barriers to arts attendance.

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Taking accessibility online

This Australian case study outlines a two stage approach taken to ensuring young people with disabilities, their families and carers are able to access and participate in arts and cultural services in Western Australia. The project was led by Propel Youth Arts WA in partnership with the Swan Friendship Club of Western Australia and Junkadelic. The case study is from ‘Open Arts: Reflections on the Disability and the Arts Inclusion Initiative in Western Australia’ (a partnership between the Department of Culture and the Arts and the Arts and Disability Services Commission).

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Growing community arts with people with disabilities

This Australian case study gives an overview of an ongoing partnership between the Victoria Park Centre for the Arts and Nulsen (acknowledged as a leader in Australia in the field of caring for people with profound and severe disabilities). The partnership was designed to enable Nulsen residents to thrive in the artist community and find a place in the larger Victoria Park community. This case study is from ‘Open Arts: Reflections on the Disability and the Arts Inclusion Initiative in Western Australia’ (a partnership between the Department of Culture and the Arts and the Arts and Disability Services Commission).

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Experiencing the arts through touch

In partnership with Vision Australia and Sculpture by the Sea, The Art Gallery of Western Australia held tactile tours at the 2009 Sculpture by the Sea exhibition at Cottesloe Beach for people with visual impairments. This case study outlines the key planning stages, implementation and key learnings of the award winning touch tour and is from ‘Open Arts: Reflections on the Disability and the Arts Inclusion Initiative in Western Australia’ (a partnership between the Department of Culture and the Arts and the Arts and Disability Services Commission).

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How the arts can make a difference to community cohesion, social well being and rural regeneration

This publication from the Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts features 10 case studies that show the role arts can play in helping to build inclusive, cohesive groups and address health and social concerns. 

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