ENGAGEMENT: ORGANISATIONS WITH PAID STAFF
FINALIST: Logan Art Gallery, Logan City Council for Making Arts Accessible program
With the support of a Catalyst grant, Logan Art Gallery engaged a coordinator with skills in the disability sector to work with its staff to develop training programs, activities and exhibitions, as well as a database of organisations and people with disabilities for promotional purposes. Training was provided for artists, staff and volunteers to conduct practical workshops to provide better customer service and enhanced programs for people with disabilities. This included: an introduction to disability awareness; Mental health awareness; Understanding the needs of people with hearing and vision impairments; Expectations versus reality; Structuring workshop sessions; Monitoring and evaluating progress; and Managing potentially difficult situations.
Cr Rick Baberowski, Sunshine Coast Council with Chelsi Foskett and Lesley Nicholson, Logan Art Gallery, Logan City Council – Finalist of Engagement: Organisations with Paid Staff category. Photograph by Krista Eppelstun, courtesy of Museums & Galleries Queensland.