• Workshop at Museum of Contemporary Art. A large group of teachers throwing torn up strips of newspaper into the air, making it appear like a snow storm.
  • Ripple Effect logo. Byline reads Including Creating Learning.
  • Four workshop participants standing in a line against a blue-grey wall holding and shaking newspaper pom poms.

Professional Development Forum

Murmuration professional artists’ with and without disability will lead a one-day forum unpacking the basic principles of disability culture and inclusive arts best practice.

Learn practical ways to incorporate strategies that focus on inclusive engagement of artists, participants and students who have a diverse range of needs and abilities. Participants will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of cultural competency and professional inclusive arts practice.

Throughout the forum participants will engage in open discussions, practical workshops and networking with key regional stakeholders.

The forum aims to increase confidence and understanding towards creating a more inclusive working and learning environment.

Artists, arts workers, arts professionals, school teachers, educators, disability support workers, Ability Linkers, NDIS Local Area Coordinators and LGA representatives.

Wednesday 16 May 2018

9:00 am | Check in
9:30am – 12:00pm | Cultural Competency
12:00pm – 1:00pm | Break (lunch provided)
1:00pm – 5:00pm | Practical Workshops + Discussion


Cultural Competency
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability
Disability Culture
The Social Model and beyond
Communication (do’s/don’ts)
Enabling Access

Practical Workshops
Inclusive Arts Methods
Universal Design Principles
Creative Tool Kit
Discussion + Exchange

The Arts Centre Cootamundra
18-20 Wallendoon Street, Cootamundra NSW

How much?
General $130.00
Concession $95.00
(Lunch, morning and afternoon tea are included)

To register
Please fill in the registration form.

Registrations close:
Wednesday 9 May 2018 at Midnight.

More information

The Arts Centre Cootamundra
Julie Cowell | Office Coordinator
Office Hours Tuesday – Friday 9:30am – 1:30pm
Phone 02 6942 4773 or via email

The ‘Ripple Effect’ program is created by Murmuration in partnership with The Arts Centre Cootamundra. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW. ‘Ripple Effect’ has been sponsored by Ability Links NSW and The Coota Ex Services Club and is supported by Ausdance NSW.

The Arts Centre Cootamundra, Ausco, NSW Gov, Ability Links and Ausdance NSW Logo Banner

Image credit: 1 & 3 Museum of Contemporary Art – National Centre for Creative Learning (Teacher Conference Day) 2015. Photo courtesy of Sydney Opera House.