Attitude Arts will develop and provide opportunities for people living with disability and chronic illness to become involved with music-based activities that have public performance outcomes such as theatre productions and 1-day skill development workshops.
Attitude Arts will support a position of 0.1 for 1 year providing an opportunity for a person living with disability develop administrative skills, initiate a Disability Action Plan and with support, administer the Dandenong Ranges Music Council annual Attitude Arts program.
How will we do that?
Attitude Arts will provide inclusive opportunities for creative participation in Yarra Ranges communities to build skills land connect people living with disability and chronic illness.
Health and Disability Funding objectives:
The Attitude Arts program will increase DRMC’s organisational capacity to deliver inclusive opportunities aimed at socially connecting and building skills for individuals living with disability and chronic illness. The program sets aims and expectations for DRMC staff and Board members as well as participants. The innovative approach to service delivery involves the development of an organisational role for a person with disability and a strategic direction for DRMC’s Attitude program.
The Attitude Arts program activities will enhance lives and increase the wellbeing of individuals living with disability and chronic illness and their families and carers by:
The DRMC is committed to providing excellent programs for people living with disability and chronic illness. The DRMC Attitude programs to date are not just carer respite activities but have inherent expectations for the participants. Each participant brings existing skill set in the music, dance and drama areas to the Attitude workshops. The Musical Director, Music Therapist and Dance Therapist collaborate with the participants to develop their skills. Attitude Arts will be encouraging and mentoring a person living with disability to become involved and assist in designing the content of the program and contribute to DRMC's future strategic direction.
DRMC has already established many partnerships with disability and chronic illness service providers and participants. The DRMC staff and Board recognise the importance of developing and maintaining these reciprocal relationships.
The Attitude Arts funding will revitalise and create a new sustainable direction for DRMC's Attitude program underpinned by a Disability Action Plan that will increase accessibility for participants.
Identified needs that will be addressed by this project:
Project Manager: Libby Price
Disability Arts Advisor: Andrea Woodberry/Naudi