Festivals: Agents of Change? Dynamics and Humanism Within Disability and Arts Collaborations

By Jayne Leslie Boase.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

Artistic, ideological and financial fault lines have emerged in the adaptation of international arts festival models within a disability arts context. Alternative structures are examined.

Keywords: Arts and Disability, Festivals, Advocacy and Audience Development, Arts in Action, Social Capital, Community Development, Global Disability Cultures, Sustainability, Partnering Benefits, High Beam Arts and Disability Festival

The International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 10, pp.133-136. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.777MB).

Ms Jayne Leslie Boase

Jayne Boase is General Manager of Arts in Action, South Australia's peak arts and disability organisation and home to the international High Beam Festival. Jayne's extensive experience in the arts ranges from Community Music Officer to Creative Producer of the High Beam Festival and includes an eight year stint in Hong Kong. During this time Jayne worked for a corporate art house, specialising in event facilitation and management. Originally from rural South Australia Jayne has maintained links with regional communities through touring theatre and community arts initiatives. The philosophical base of Community Cultural Development has greatly influenced her tenure and continues to direct her approach within the arts. Cultural activism towards an inclusive arts and cultural sector is a driving force in Jayne's approach to her work, and commitment to shaping and influencing national and state arts policies. As such Jayne is a Community Cultural Development representative on numerous committees and peer funding panels. Jayne is currently Vice Chairperson and Secretary of Arts Access Australia, the national peak arts and disability network.

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