The Arts are for Everyone

Access Arts has been working to support people with disability or disadvantage for over 30 years. We believe that everybody deserves quality access to arts activities and the opportunity to work towards a career in the arts.

Our work is widely recognised and our artists excel across all art forms. We also reach out to the community, listen to what people want and provide professionally facilitated arts workshops that give our members a creative outlet.

UAF2017

Expressions of Interest are now open for Undercover Artist Festival 2017! Join us in challenging the cultural structure, stigma and misinformation associated with disability and mental health through visionary art practice and authentic community engagement.

Artists who identify with experiencing disability or mental health are encouraged to contribute to an immersive, enchanting and empowering experience that ignites our collective belief that art is for everybody. Help us bridge the gap between disability and ability. Read more or APPLY NOW!

Just a few days before Term 3 2017 kicks off!

Our exciting line-up of Term 3 workshops has been finalised and we are now open for registration. With our new term beginning on 17 July, places are going fast.

We facilitate a range of performing and visual arts workshops for both the experienced artist and the complete beginner. Our Community Workshops cover visual arts, drumming and singing – no experience required and all are welcome. Whereas our Professional Development Workshops focus on the visual arts, theatre and photography – prior experience necessary. Find out more here.

Today I Am – An Event to Remember

Today I Am Choir

Today I Am, a recent artistic event that honoured the Women Survivors of Wolston Park, left an indelible mark on our hearts and minds. While still children, these brave individuals were wrongfully interred by the State in an adult mental health facility. The harrowing stories of the institutional abuse they experienced at the hands of the people tasked with protecting them left many in the audience visibly shaken.

Read the full story here.