Lotterywest Access and Inclusion Program Expands

Posted: March 10, 2023 / News

Tactile Tour at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2022. Photo: Louise Coghill.

Every year, the team at Sculpture by the Sea deliver a number of dedicated programs aimed to help members of the community who may otherwise be unable to visit the exhibition.

This year,  the long-established Access & Inclusion Program, supported by Lotterywest, is again working in partnership with Aged Care providers in Western Australia to provide residents with transport to the exhibition, guided tours tailored to participants’ abilities and follow up in-facility sculpture workshop experiences.

The program also offers transport assistance to members of the community who, because of their location, may have difficulties visiting the exhibition.

This year, the program has been extended to provide dedicated tours to assist disadvantaged young people who would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience international art.  They will participate in artists workshops later in the year. The intention of the program to support young people in their creative thinking process, to allow them to understand the role of art in their lives, offer opportunities for them to be involved in producing their own art and provide them with life skills developed from the creative process.

Each Aged Care, Communities and Youth Program provides opportunities for mental and physical activity, opportunities to meet exhibiting artists, and enables interaction with the wider community.

The team at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe thanks our Major Supporter Lotterywest for their ongoing support for these and other on-site initiatives (such as ramp access and beach access days), which allow people from all walks of life to enjoy the exhibition.

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