Creative Engagement in NDIS Planning
This workshop will explore the power of art and creativity to identify the hopes, dreams and needs of people with disability so that planning processes directly reflect their choices and desires.
Participants will learn about a range of different tools to work creatively with people with disability including self-portraiture, themed collages, dioramas, photo-montage, and mapping, as well as tools to help translate the discoveries made into part of an NDIS plan.
Art in planning can help people to:
- Explore in ways they may not have thought about, and develop imagination
- Unearth hopes that may have been suppressed for various (often practical) reasons
- Communicate using the language of images
- Express ideas and opinions without worrying about whether these thoughts are “right”
- Make pre-planning and planning an enjoyable experience
- Be seen as more than a “client”
- Explain their hopes and aspirations to friends and families
The workshop is practical in its approach, and participants are asked to attend as pairs made up of one person with disability interested in art making and planning, and one support worker, planner or family member.
During the workshop the pairs will be guided through the process of making a diorama that explores the person’s hopes, dreams and goals, as well as strategies to translate the diorama into action through planning processes.
Emma Gentle- Emma is interested in creative processes that link community arts practice with art therapy paradigms. She uses person-centred, democratic frames and reflection as a means of enhancing agency during the art-making process. She has vast experience working with people who are neurodiverse with a variety of community groups; using art as a means of enriching the planning experience.