A call to action from Executive Director Veronica Pardo
19 March 2013
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
By now you will have heard that the National Cultural Policy offers little for Australians with a disability. Not only is there no funding for the National Arts and Disability Strategy, but instead, the policy calls for a culture of tolerance towards people with a disability.
Please join us in delivering a strong and unified message to the Commonwealth Government that this is unacceptable. We call on all our partners to forward the letter below and attached to Minister Simon Crean at email@example.com and to your local federal members of parliament, to demonstrate a shared commitment to equality, access and the celebration of the unique contribution of artists with a disability to Australia’s cultural life. You can find your local member by visiting http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Members
Please download ‘letter to your local member’ and email them today.
If you would like more information, please refer to my letter released late last week: GOOD NEWS FOR THE ARTS? NOT IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY…
We would also appreciate it if you could cc firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can accurately gauge the level of response.
Thank you for your assistance.
Arts Access Victoria