National Arts and Disability Strategy
How it works
We invite you to tell us your views on this topic.
- contact name (you can put ‘Anonymous’ if you want)
- organisation name, if applicable
- contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
- tell us if you would like your submission to be made public—published on our website—or kept confidential.
All submissions to be made public need to meet the Digital Service Standard for accessibility. Any submission that does not meet this standard may be modified before being made public.
If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.
Please use the 'Have your say now' button below to upload your written submission in a PDF or Doc format.
Submissions will appear on the website after the consultation period has ended.
Alternatively please email your completed submission to Arts.Disability [at] arts.gov.au (subject: National%20Arts%20and%20Disability%20Strategy%20Discussion%20Paper) or send it to:
National Arts and Disability Strategy
GPO Box 2154
Canberra ACT 2601
You can also make a submission over the phone. Call the Department of Communications and the Arts on 1800 185 693. You can use the National Relay Service to call. Find out more at relayservice.gov.au
Video or audio submissions
For recorded submissions, you may wish to use a third party cloud-based file transfer service, such as WeTransfer (wetransfer.com), to send in large video and/or audio recording files.
WeTransfer, for example, allows you to send files between 10MB and 2GB. If you choose to use WeTransfer, it will ask for an email address to send your file to. Our email address is Arts.Disability [at] arts.gov.au. Please include your name or your organisation’s name in your file name. In the ‘message’ box, please write your name and state. If you want your recording to be anonymous, let us know in the message box. If your recording is larger than 2GB, or you do not wish to use a third party file transfer service, please transfer it onto a USB stick and send it to the postal address listed above.
The Commonwealth does not have any control over information or data while it is in transfer that is uploaded to third party file transfer services, such as Wetransfer. Therefore, the Commonwealth disclaims all responsibility and all liability for the loss, destruction or misuse of information or data provided or uploaded through such third party services which may be lost, destroyed or misused. The Commonwealth does not endorse or recommend any particular third party file transfer service, product or application, and any use by you of such things is entirely at your own risk.
The survey does not ask for individual names. The survey asks you some questions about yourself, such as gender, age and postcode. We will use this information to understand how different groups have contributed. We may publish de-identified survey responses.
At consultation events, there will be a sign-in sheet that we will ask everyone to complete that will ask for your postcode, age and gender.
You will also be asked to indicate whether you are an artist with disability, a person with disability, a carer and/or support person for a person with disability, a representative of an arts organisation, a representative of a creative business or the representative of a non-arts or creative organisation.
These details will help us understand who has participated in the consultation. It won’t be published on our website or in the final Strategy. We may publish de-identified contributions made at events.
Consultation events will be run by an independent consultant contracted by the Australian Government. The consultant will share information collected at events with the Australian Government.
Written, video or audio submissions
For submissions, we will ask for your name or the name of the organisation you are responding on behalf of. We will ask if you would like your submission to be published or not. If you would like your submission to be published it will be publically available on the MCM website. If you don’t want your submission to be public, we won’t publish it on the website.
We may choose not to publish submissions that contain defamatory material, personal information, or that are not relevant to the consultation. We may choose to redact any defamatory material, personal information or irrelevant information before publishing a submission on the website.
If you respond to the survey, come to a consultation event or make a submission, your contribution will be stored by the Australian Government. The Australian Government will share contributions with state and territory governments. The Australian Government will make sure that you can’t be identified in anything that it shares with state and territory governments.