We’re the peak arts and disability organisation in New South Wales. We advance the rights of, and opportunities for, people with disability and/or who are d/Deaf to develop and sustain professional careers in the arts and have equitable access to arts and culture across NSW.
We provide a range of programs and services which focus on career advancement, audience development and community engagement for arts practitioners and audiences with disability. These include:
- Creative initiatives
- Internships, mentorships and artist residencies
- Professional development workshops
- Leadership development programs
- Industry education and advocacy
- Community and industry forums
- Networking events
- Advisory services
For over 30 years, Accessible Arts has been a leading force in shaping and advancing the intersection of arts, culture and disability in NSW. Through our various approaches to career advancement, audience development and community engagement, wee play a key role in accelerating and amplifying the diverse, dynamic and distinctive impact of disability on NSW’s creative industries and cultural activities.
Our work is about leveling up the professional playing field for artists and arts workers with disability as they don’t always get to develop their careers in the same way as arts practitioners without disability due to discrimination, negative attitudes, and physical, social and technological barriers. Through our programs, services and partnerships, we empower thousands of artists and arts workers across all creative disciplines to produce or facilitate unique, powerful and important work that advances their careers, enhances our understanding of living with disability, and transforms how our society experiences the arts. Through championing the work of artists with disability in NSW, we also help to grow audiences for their work within NSW as well as nationally and internationally.