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"Call for Artists - High Beam Festival: Contemporary Expressions of Disability Culture"
2002-05-03 until 2002-05-12
High Beam Festival
Adelaide, SA, AU Australia

Celebrate at High Beam Festival, a biennial international arts festival showcasing contemporary works influenced or inspired by experience of disability. This ten day multi-arts festival will present the latest in disability arts - new perceptions, innovations and visions. High Beam offers a spectacular program of music, comedy, theatre, dance, art, debate, workshops and community events.

There is still time to register your event as part of the High Beam Festival and compliment Arts in Action's core program which will be a 10-day feast of shows and cabarets in every performing art form, loads of exhibitions and installations, workshops, masterclasses and discussion forums around important matters to do with Arts and people with disabilities. Switch on your High Beam, focus it on May and talk to the folks at Arts in Action about your ideas and let them know how to get our program to you.

Registrations opens Friday 18th January

Do you want to be part of the celebrations and strut your stuff at High Beam 2002. High Beam is an open access festival. Registrations open Friday 18th January and close Friday 15th February. Don't miss out. Contact highbeamfestival@artsinaction.asn.au for registration forms and guidelines.

2002 High Beam Festival highlights include:

* High Beam Opening Night Party. Based at the Lion Arts complex which will transformed into the festival Home Site marked by the installation of the large artworks created through the High Heels, High Hats project. The Opening Night Party will present program highlights and feature a concert including the wellknown Backsliders and the groovy Chris Finnen Blues Band. Don't miss out on this Lights Up multi-arts event, celebrating in a carnival party atmosphere.

* Tech-Art EXPRESS, a new project recently launched by High Beam and Arts in Action, brings together visual artists and writers with disabilities who are interested in exploring computers and the Internet as a medium for self-expression. Visit their website http://express.anne-t.com for information and to register your interest in joining this on-line arts community. Information about adaptive equipment to assist with access available. Contact express@anne-t.com.

* High Beam Literature and Music Awards. In Association with the South Australia Writers' Centre Inc and Songwriters, Composers and Lyricists Association Inc (SCALA), is proud to announce the second, biennial High Beam Awards for Literature and Music. Funded by the Department of Human Services, the High Beam Awards are designed to develop and reward achievement in the areas of literature and music for people who receive a disability pension. Contact mjjlcombe@adelaide.on.net

* Performances by Access Arts Queensland , Mainstreet Theatre Co, Restless Dance Co and No Strings Attached

Volunteers needed

Become a High Beam Volunteer Interested in volunteeringNULL Want to see the inside story of putting on a festivalNULL We can always do with lots of extra enthusiastic help and volunteers play an essential role in the lead up to and during each High Beam Festival. Contact us for a volunteer registration form highbeamfestival@artsinaction.asn.au

More information

High Beam Festival

101 Halifax Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Tel: + 61 8 8224 0799
Fax: + 61 8 8224 0709
Email:highbeamfestival@artsinaction.asn.au
Website: www.artsinaction.asn.au


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