The Access & Inclusion program is in continual development and review to ensure our free to the public exhibitions are inclusive and positively encourage the participation of people with diverse abilities of all ages to enjoy and experience sculpture in a beautiful setting. The program supports the public profile of people with disability and their active role as audience members.
The program cultivates partnerships with schools, individuals, and organisations that represent people with disability.
“Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe has been committed in its efforts over the past years to provide an accessible & inclusive program. DADAA has been supporting Sculpture by the Sea in providing tactile tours for people with disability, their families, friends and carers. Feedback from disability service organisations has been extremely positive with participants citing that having a guide taking them on a tour and being able to touch the sculptures has been integral in their enjoyment and experience of the exhibition.”
“Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe is a highlight in our annual Amana Living Arts Festival calendar. Our residents and clients have treasured the opportunity to participate in Tactile Tours where they have been able to get up close and personal with the artwork and learn about how these amazing sculptures were created.
The small customised tours provided by Sculpture by the Sea have enabled our residents and clients to be immersed in the event, regardless of their physical or cognitive abilities. We’ve found the guides to be knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating and we have many participants that can’t wait to return the following year.”