Funding boost for 'Reading The Signs'

We are stoked to announce on International Day of People with Disability that our application for funding towards 'Reading The Signs' resources (CemeNTworx project) has been successful. The sum of $7,222 (granted by City of Darwin) will be used to purchase standing & desktop easels, silk screen sets, rollers & squeegees for art workshops plus digital cameras and a movie camcorder for workshops & documentation at Project 21. The project secured its major funding $20,000 earlier this year from NT Government - Arts NT.

'Reading The Signs' will be a collaborative theatre production, dealing with the day-to-day difficulties of communication faced by people living with disability - a playful look at the ambiguities of language, communication and signing. The twelve month performance development will incorporate a series of skills development workshops encompassing dance/movement, visual arts, drama, script-writing/story-telling, film/photography and interactive technologies. 'Reading The Signs' is planned as a mixed ability performance and would be staged during Darwin Disability Awareness Week 2015.

Darwin Community Arts has been running workshops and working on theatre productions with a group of actors with intellectual disability for six years now. If you are a person with disability and interested in learning acting/performance skills please join us. We are also seeking support actors to attend weekly workshops. The program will resume in February 2015. For more information contact our CemeNTworx Creative producer Brenda Logan on 8945 7347 or at brenda.logan@darwincommunityarts.org.au