The KISS Arts Festival

Event dates to be confirmed: April 2023

Overview

We'll Be Back in 2023 so stay tuned! – a seaside celebration of the spectacular, the silly and the sublime! A side-splitting, hand-clapping, wave-splashing, toe-tapping performance feast – where the…

We'll Be Back in 2023 so stay tuned! – a seaside celebration of the spectacular, the silly and the sublime! A side-splitting, hand-clapping, wave-splashing, toe-tapping performance feast – where the fringes of Kiama’s Black Beach are transformed for one wondrous weekend into a vibrant village filled with art, heart and the chance to take part.

Say hello to a jam-packed playground of international acts, local talent, unique experiences and pure entertainment. Lanterns, lampposts and laughter. Circus troups and hula-hoops. Music, mirth, mischief and mayhem.

KISS goodbye to boring – and be part of the fun!

A unique festival mixing world-class variety, circus, music and comedy with community engagement. Designed to create shared joy and laughter for a multigenerational audience.

A quiet space is available at the venue/ facility

Allows a person's carer free entry into participating venues and events

Actively welcomes people with access needs.

Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss

Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person

Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)

Have a bathroom which is fully accessible and equipped with ceiling hoist and adult change table
Have a Changing Places or Lift & Change toilet with a hoist and adult change table
Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)
Have doorways which are easy to open and have lever handles (doorways 850mm or wider when open and not heavy)
Have rooms which are interconnecting
Have step free access to restaurant, lounge and bar
Have step free access to the conference or function room
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Have wheelchair access to amusements and activities including boats and bush trails (includes tour rides, skyways, trolley cars, flying fox, amusement rides and boating)
Have wheelchair accessible transport options available in the general vicinity (provide information on name of the operator, phone and website link to individual providers for private vehicles, community transport train, mini vans, hire cars, buses, taxis
Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone
Train your staff in communicating with people with learning or behavioural challenges
Train your staff in disability awareness
Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)
Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)

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