We Belong Roundtable – Expression of interest

Are you an RMIT student who is d/Deaf, Disabled, or living with disability? Apply to join us at roundtable workshop series.

RMIT Creative has an exciting opportunity for students who are d/Deaf, Disabled, and/or living with disability, to come together for two collaborative roundtable sessions. Over these two sessions, we will explore futures: of belonging, culture, aesthetics and creativity.

Your insights, experiences and ideas will inform a student led social media campaign that aims to promote awareness and provoke the RMIT community to consider what’s beyond accessibility? The campaign will contribute to the Art for Social Change Project, We Belong – Beyond Accessibility Art Project, and aligns with the new participatory artwork being commissioned this year at RMIT. The artwork will be announced soon and we can tell you more about that at the workshops.


There are 12 places available. Each participant will receive an honorarium of $120 to acknowledge their expertise and lived experience. Participants must be available for one session each of the days. 

We Belong is a disability led project, championed by RUSU Disability and Carers Officer Samuel Coombs, produced by RMIT Creative, and advised by Equity and Inclusion. 

The roundtables will be facilitated by: 

  • Associate Creative Producer Em Tambree – producer, director and writer, and  
  • Creative Producer Dan Goronszy – producer, artist and Diploma of Auslan student. 

During the two workshops, Em and Dan will facilitate using creative methods to: 

  • meet each other
  • brainstorm
  • collaborate
  • discuss ideas and experiences.

The first session will focus on generating themes, ideas and stories. An example of a theme might be Crip Time. 

The second session we will continue to develop these themes, and ideas for up to 5 social media reels or posts. 

RMIT students who are: 

  • at any stage of their studies 
  • in any course 
  • who identify as d/Deaf, Disabled or living with disability 
  • can come to both workshops at City campus 
  • have an interest in creative expression.

  • Room will be accessible by mobility aids.
  • All documents are available in digital and printed formats.
  • Reduced noise bleed from outside the room.
  • Open space with minimal furnishings.
  • Breaks built into each two-hour session.

When you submit your EOI please let us know of any access requirements that will support you to thrive in these workshops. Eg: live-captioning, Auslan interpreters, room specifications, transport to campus etc.


  • Expressions of interest close 15 March 2024
  • Roundtable sessions will take place on Wednesday 27 March and Wednesday 10 April at City campus

  • Roundtable – term used for discussion of a topic when everyone has equal chance to express an opinion. There may be many points of view and perspectives. 
  • Collaborative – People will work on some things together. 
  • Aesthetic – How the senses are engaged, and philosophy about the nature of beauty. 
  • Creative – make new things to express imagination, emotions, ideas. Can be ephemeral. Performative, material, sensory or other. 
  • We Belong – Beyond accessible art project
  • RMIT Creative – A team in RMIT Student Life. 
  • Creative Producer - A person who makes up creative programs and then gathers teams together to collaborate on them and deliver them. 
  • RUSU – RMIT University Student Union. 

How to express your interest

You can express your interest in this program by 15 March 2024 via: 

If you have questions you can arrange a conversation with Creative Producer Dan Goronszy in English or Auslan. Please arrange via email dan.goronszy@rmit.edu.au.

*Note: Dan works Mon - Wed. 

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