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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.

$10,000 Access Arts 2017 Achievement Award Winner Announced

Peter Vance, Di Farmer MP, Cindy Ranger, Freya Toussaint and Pat Swell
(L-R) Peter Vance, Di Farmer MP, Cindy Ranger, Freya Toussaint and Pat Swell

The winner of the Access Arts Achievement Award for 2017 was announced on Friday evening by Di Farmer MP representing the Premier and Minister for the Arts the Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk, and singer-songwriter Peter Vance, at the Opening Night of Undercover Artist Festival 2017 at Queensland Theatre.

Freya Toussaint was selected by an esteemed panel of judges as recipient of this year’s award. Toussaint is a young emerging artist whose current practice is focused on printmaking. The Award will empower Toussaint to establish an arts collective of young creatives named ‘Arts for Art’s Sake’, who will together develop their practice and then showcase their artwork in a final exhibition. This new collective is a testament to Freya’s creative spirit. The project is called the “Ripple Effect”, as one small change will have an enormous impact. The Access Arts Achievement Award provides up to $10,000 funding for Queensland artists, arts workers and producers with disability working in any artform to create, develop, present, produce, exhibit and/or tour their work.  Read more