Inclusive Arts Course
With little information about disability available, many people in Cambodia see those with disabilities as unable to do anything. People with disabilities are seen as people who cannot do anything. They cannot work, learn, love, marry or have a family.
On our equal access course we combat this attitude by showing that people with disabilities can do many things and they can do it on an equal level as those without disabilities. We hope that by learning together the Inclusive Arts Students will become advocates for a more inclusive society in the future.
The students involved in the IAC are given a creative voice and seen as people who have significant value. Students learn to believe in their abilities, see the opportunities that are possible for them and develop skills and confidence. For many of these students and their families this is something they never saw as a possibility.
The Inclusive Arts Course is a full time, two-year arts training course based at Epic Arts Centre in Kampot, Cambodia.
Students from the deaf, disabled and non-disabled community study an arts based education program in Dance, Theatre, Art, Film, Music and Literacy.
“We are all creative people and inclusive arts enables everyone to express their creative ideas and to have these creative ideas accepted. It also enables us to see the world through another persons eyes and to learn from them and understand them more”Chameroun,
The Inclusive Arts Course focuses on five main learning areas
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Take a look at some of the work our students are producing.
Digital Stories Project
At the start of Year one each student made a short video about their lives. The students brainstormed their concepts in groups, storyboarded their ideas, organised photoshoots and finally edited the digital stories together in iMovie
IAC students worked with comic artist and long time Cambodian resident, Nic C. Grey for three weeks to create their own comic book stories. The ‘Strange Dreams’ comic book, which contains 12 stories and self portraits, will be available to purchase through our Social Enterprise Programme in September 2016.