National Homelessness Conference 2018

Margot Politis

Artistic Director, Milk Crate Theatre

Margot PolitisOver 15 years of practice, Margot has become a recognised leader in NSW inclusive arts practice as a performer, choreographer, and devisor of new dance theatre. She began her career performing with Restless Dance Theatre (SA) in 2004, and then spent 2009 - 2016 as the Accessibility Director at Shopfront Arts Co-op. As an independent practitioner, Margot has worked with Ausdance NSW, Accessible Arts NSW, Murmuration, Dirty Feet, The Song Room, Ever After Theatre, and Autism Spectrum Australia. In May 2015 she was artist in residence at Tasdance, Launceston, to provide skills development in inclusive practice for the company. In 2015, Margot established Self Help Arts, a collective of artists with lived experience of mental health support needs, making interdisciplinary and immersive performance work that exploring mental health and recovery. Margot has spoken at many events about disability and mental health, including as a panellist at the MCA Mental Health Awareness Week forum, and has consulted on the development of Arts and Health policy for government and organisations.

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