Inclusive Arts Trail
Inclusive tourism is about reducing uncertainty around what to expect from a destination or service. It’s about creating an environment where all people feel welcome and included, empowering them to enjoy new experiences.
It involves the ageing population, people who use wheelchairs, children, people with temporary mobility limitations, people with prams, people with hearing or vision impairments, people who speak English as a second language and their traveling companions – just about everyone.
This Trail revisits a number of experiences of the Mid North Coast that are already included in our Cultural Trails but highlights those services that distinguish them as inclusive. It is limited at this stage to three experiences: performance, galleries and museums. It should be noted that other venues may be accessible e.g. with flat access rather than a ramp so that you should contact any operator in our trails for more detailed information to assist your visit.
Performing arts on the Mid North Coast includes all forms of dance, music, and theatre. It knows no bounds from small local theatre companies performing in community halls to major leading companies appearing in world class facilities; from violin concerts in heritage buildings to hard rock or blues at the local pub. Whatever your interest you will find it in some of the most unexpected places on the Mid North Coast.
It is not surprising that with such an inspirational landscape and relaxed lifestyle that the Mid North Coast has become the home of many talented and respected artists. We have over 60 where this plethora of art is exhibited and sold. Often these galleries have their own magical settings within heritage buildings or magical settings. Wherever you go looking for art on the Mid North Coast of NSW, you are likely to find much more than you imagined.
You can tell a lot about an area by what the locals have chosen to collect and keep. Tucked away in museums big and small all over the Mid North Coast are some rare treasures and some very everyday objects. However they all have a story to tell of the rich and varied history and changing lifestyles of the region.