What is Nexus 2021?
Nexus 2021 is a free professional development program for artists at any skill or career level. It is designed for and by Deaf and Disabled people, to support and help you jump-start your career in the arts.
Nexus runs for eight weeks and each week focuses on a different topic. You are welcome to come along to all eight sessions, or book into just a few depending on your career interests and needs.
Who can participate?
Nexus 2021 is for Deaf and Disabled artists aged 18-26. Everyone is welcome to apply no matter arts skills or career level.
What are the dates and what is in the program?
Sessions will run on Tuesdays from 3 August – 21 September 2021, 10 am – 1 pm.
The program includes sessions about claiming your space in the Disability Arts sector; networking; self-advocacy; well-being; budgets and finance; promotion; and speaking about yourself and your work.
For full program details and session dates, visit www.trybooking.com/BSIUQ
What will I take away from Nexus?
This is a golden opportunity for you to:
- Learn how to maintain a successful arts practice within the Disability Arts sector
- Hear from artists and professionals in the field
- Build a network that can support you in your future career
Where will the program be held?
Sessions will be held at our office in South Melbourne, 222 Bank St and online via Zoom.
There will be a COVID Safe Plan in place, regular breaks, and a support worker provided throughout the program.
How can I book?
Please book online at www.trybooking.com/BSIUQ.
If you require or would like any support with your booking, or would like the booking form in an alternative format, we encourage you to contact us via phone (03) 96998299 (voice only) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that sessions are free but bookings are essential.
Bookings for Session 1 (on 3 August) close Tuesday 20 July.
What do I do if I have more questions?
For more information, please contact Eva Sifis via email at email@example.com or via phone on (03) 96998299.
Eva has been a performing artist before and after acquiring a brain injury 22 years ago. As someone who redeveloped her career with the perspective of disability, she is the perfect person to take you through Nexus 2021!
Who is Arts Access Victoria?
Arts Access Victoria (AAV) is the state’s peak body for arts and disability. This program is supported by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing.