Opening Doors – Our Philosophy

The Association’s ethos is to promote creative processes and artistic skill with adults with intellectual disabilities, and therefore all our projects engage adults with intellectual disabilities in processes that facilitate the creation of their own work and aesthetic, and empower them to take ownership of this work and process.

The association manages to address its ambitious plans thanks to the creative professionals engaged to develop projects, to our active volunteers, artists and members whose commitment and energy drives us to achieve more. Opening Doors Association exists because the members believe in cultural rights and accessibility. Together we are committed to the creative expression of people with intellectual disabilities.

Opening Doors Board

Prof Jo Butterworth (Chair)
Brian Gauci (Treasurer)
Dr Anne-Marie Callus
Paula Guzzanti

Sara Polidano (Vice-chair)
Toni Attard
Giuliana Barbaro-Sant
Esther Gauci

Ilona Baldacchino

Ilona Baldacchino – Artistic Director
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Jacob Piccinino – Leader Theatre group
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Luke Portrait 1 - Low Res web

Luke Baldacchino – Leader Music group
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Julienne photo

Julienne Schembri –  Leader Dance group
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Leon Xuereb – Leader Theatre group
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Estelle Farrugia

Estelle Zahra – Leader Dance group
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