Call out for artists who can elevate others


The City of Hobart is seeking three talented creatives to mentor and co-create artworks with diverse all-ability artists for the Ability to Create 2023 exhibition.

Ability to Create has been running since 2014 and provides a platform for people with disability and all-ability artists to participate in the creative industry and showcase their work.

In 2022 over 80 artists participated in the Ability to Create Sensory Exhibition with more than 900 people attending the three day event.

Creative City Portfolio Chair Cr John Kelly said the project was a fantastic opportunity for creatives with diverse skills to connect with one another.

"The theme of this year's exhibition is 'Elevate' and that is what we are looking for, practitioners who can support and elevate other artists of all abilities," Cr Kelly said.

"Through their professional mentorship we want to help dissolve the barriers between those living with or without a disability, and see our all-ability artists and performers recognised within the broader arts community."

He said the City of Hobart was seeking expressions of interest from creatives with skills in either lighting and digital design, visual arts, or sound design and technical support.

"The selected artists will work with Ability to Create artists and organisations to co-create infrastructure and artworks for the exhibition," he said.

"The large-scale installations and artworks themselves will support an inclusive environment with accessible, interactive, tactile and sensory elements, allowing everyone to enjoy them."

Expressions of Interest for art practitioner mentors close 5pm Monday 6 February 2023.

The Ability to Create 2023 – ELEVATE: Exhibition will take place 26 to 29 July 2023.

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