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It’s New Zealand Sign Language Week. This is an opportunity to focus on access to the arts for Deaf and hearing impaired people. New Zealand Sign Language is one of New Zealand’s three official languages and I’m always pleased when producers, presenters and galleries include NZSL interpretation in their planning and budgets so that Deaf people can be included in their audience……….
Check out the rest of the Arts Access article about Deaf Culture and why we celebrate it since NZSL became an official language in 2006.
Jared Flitcroft interview with Arts Access over ‘Tama’ project…
Odd Socks is looking for a volunteer Funding Assistant – Jared tells you about what we are looking for in this video…
The first project for the successful Funding Assistant will be to find more money to add to the $24,000 budget already raised for short film Tama, by October 2014.
Long term Odd Socks will teach you the skills of finding and applying for funding in New Zealand for any Deaf, or arts related projects.
Our Funding Manager, Meg, will show you how to create a funding strategy, find grants and organisations that offer funding, write a great application and if you’re really motivated you might even be able to find money to pay for your time too!
We aim to raise $10,000 in 60 days, to add the $10,000 we already have in the kitty, so that we can get the production phase of the short film underway.
So in real terms, we need 400 people to donate $25 each and we’re on our way! Go check out the Tama project page on BOOSTED and help us to get cracking.
Nicola and Meg will be a Deafview3 on Saturday 9 March 2013 promoting Odd Socks services and finding out what the Deaf community wants from the arts sector.
If you have seen us at Deafview3 or you are member of the Deaf community in NZ please help us by answering five short questions.
Click this link to take the survey http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2MWXC67
oddsocksnz’s photostream on Flickr.
Odd Socks photos from 2009 to 2012
Jared Flitcroft, co-writer and director of the Tama short film project was a recipient of the AMP Do Your Thing! Advicefirst Wellington scholarship.
The AMP Do Your Thing Scholarship is all about helping Kiwis ‘do great things’ from rocket-building to taekwon-do to opera singing. With more than $1.5 million awarded across the country over the past 14 years, our scholarships have helped aspiring Kiwis achieve outstanding things across a number of fields.
A special thanks to the team at Advicefirst for hosting a wonderful awards night in October. Jared has donated the $5,000 award to the Tama short film project, he and Nadia have also been invited to attend the AMP National Awards in Auckland in November.