Opening Doors is an arts organisation that provides opportunities for adults with diverse intellectual needs. With an exciting yearly programme of events, the NGO goes from strength to strength. THIS IS ABILITY is a mini festival celebrating the work of local and European disabled artists. By Charlotte Stafrace
Coinciding close to World Disability Day, occurring on the 3rd December, Opening Doors is spearheading an exciting arts platform, which will run at St. James Cavalier from 07 – 11 December, part of Spazju Kreattiv’s season programme.
THIS IS ABILITY will appeal to anyone curious about the creative contribution disabled artists offer the local arts scene, the relevance of disability arts today, what creative processes artists and directors adopt in this sector. The events will also inform those working or wishing to work within the disability arena, as well as families of persons with disabilities, or anyone wanting to join a creative arts group. The programme will include two seminars, performances by the group, live performance installations by the groups’ tutors, international films as well as an exhibition. All activities are fully accessible to wheelchair users (please use the entrance at Main Reception (Parliament side)and some of the events have free entrance.
There will also be an open integrated movement session on Saturday 10th December from 10:00AM-11:15AM.This class would appeal to dancers and actors with and without disability as well as members of the public who wish to have a creative experience. To book your place please drop us an email on : firstname.lastname@example.org. Our full programme will be listed on our Facebook page – Opening Doors Malta.
Opening Doors offers opportunities to adults to turn to the arts, in order to excel in their skills, learn new ones, communicate effectively and to also team up with others on a social basis. Currently our NGO offers training in theatre, dance and music skills. We also offer our members the opportunities of performance, through Performance Jams as well as full theatrical pieces.
Our mission is to make the arts a possibility for all. Come and join in the conversation, our volunteering programme, or simply enjoy our work. We turn disability arts into ability arts for all.
Opening Doors Association is supported by Arts Council Malta through a Cultural Partnership Agreement, and a five year Collaboration Agreement with Fondazzjoni Kreattivita’. The organisation, is also funded by Premju tal-President managed by the Office of the President and Arts Council Malta, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and supported by Teatru Manoel, Alison White Dance Studio and The Box – A Creative Arts Space.