BY MONIQUE MOATE
The Ripple: Disability and Culturally Diverse Internship Program is offered by Accessible Arts in partnership with Diversity Arts Australia, placing eight marginalised artists at a range of arts and cultural institutions across NSW and the ACT.
In this interview, 2023 interns Fi Peel (production manager, playwright), Mây Trần (performer, theatre maker) and Phoebe Lupton (writer) and program manager Eugenie Lee (interdisciplinary artist) discuss their lived experiences with Monique Moate (writer and editor) at the intersection of disability and cultural marginalisation, and their endeavours to foster arts accessibility.
The 2023 Ripple Program also included artists Cassandra Li, Faye Chamberlain, Marianthe Loucataris and M Sunflower.The program features intensive training sessions, masterclasses, industry excursions, assignments, and engaging activities to familiarise participants with both traditional and citizen journalist models. A selected of the work that is produced will be showcased in Multicultural NSW’s new youth publication.
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First published on 20 December 2023