Maria Van-Ravenstein from Karden received first prize in the Vocal Solo (Open) section at Royal South Street Eisteddfod’s first The Arts for All competition, which is for performers with a disability.
Picture: Kate Healy Courtesy of the Courier newspaper
Congratulations to the Royal South Street Society Eisteddfod on it’s first inclusive competition this year. The Arts for All section took place on November 6 and 7, out at the RACV Goldifelds Resort in Creswick with more than 60 singers, dancers, actors and musicians. Karden Disability‘s studio coordinator April Welfare said the calls for a more inclusive eisteddfod had built over time. “It’s just such a fantastic opportunity for the artists to showcase their talents in a prestigious event,” she said. “They’ve been so appreciated by the audience, and it’s been great for increasing the feelings of inclusion for people with disabilities. “We had fifteen performers involved and they’re already talking about what they can do next year, so the event has provided lots of excitement.”