Thrive Aid: The Art of Protest, digital screening and event


Price: Free


Event banner with red and orange shapes. It features five white disabled performers

Thrive Aid-The Art of Protest is a world-wide virtual event that will debut on December 3, 2020, The International Day of Disabled People, to celebrate the lives and contributions of disabled people through disability art and culture. Thrive Aid is being shown independently in different time zones globally starting in Australia. This is an international collaboration between the United States of America, United Kingdom, and Australia. This is the first event of what we hope to be a continuing format in the future. The overall message would be that we are creative, resilient, and we will thrive and survive with equal access to support.

Thrive Aid has several goals:
1. Celebrate disabled people and their achievements
2. Support disabled people world-wide with messages of strength, solidarity and non-violent protest.
3. Showcase Disability Arts by disabled artists and artistic organizations.
4. Create a heritage archive of Disability Arts

Featuring Graeae Theatre Company/ Viktoria Modesta/ Johnny Crescendo/ Simon Mckeown/ Rachel Gadsden/ Tanya Raabe Webber/ Signdance Collective International/ 4 Wheel City/ Comedians with Disabilities Act/ Lachi/ Dennis Queen/ Ernest Bow/ Crip Chat/ Ensemble BewegGrund Trier/ Disability Pride Philadelphia/ Ben Duffy Presents/ Alexander Stopp/ Ray Deca/ Danceability International/ Dawn States/ Danca sem Fronteiras/ and more.

Ours sponsors are Disability Equality in Education, with funding through the PADDC, MetroGAD, XtraGlobex, and Disability Busters.

Thrive Aid is being shown independently at 7pm in three different time zones globally hosted from Australia (AEDT), the United Kingdom (GMT) and the United States of America (EST). Here are links to register for each of the Zoom webinars:

The event can also be watched on Facebook here at 7pm GMT (no registration required).

Captions, BSL and audio description


Zoom & Facebook