Two Access Arts artists to display work in Tokyo

July 10, 2018

Great news! Congratulations to two of our artists, Tanya Darl and Belinda Peel, who have been selected to display their work at the Paralym Art World Cup 2018 in Tokyo this August. Tanya and Belinda, who are both members of the Brisbane Outsider Artists’ Studio, received the highest scoring among applicants from Australia. The Paralym Read more…

Catching up with an award winner

July 6, 2018
Members of Art for Art's Sake and Their Mentors

We recently checked in on the recipient of the 2017 Access Arts Achievement Award, Freya Toussaint, and were amazed by the progress she has made with The Ripple Effect Project. Initiated as a result of Freya securing the Award, the Project explores new approaches to art in the disability sector. Through the Project, Freya has established the Art Read more…

Access Arts Achievement Award – get a head start on your application

July 4, 2018

The Access Arts Achievement Award provides funding for Queensland artists, arts workers and producers with disability working in any art form to create, develop, present, produce, exhibit and/or tour their work. The $10,000 award is made possible by a generous donation from Access Arts Life Member, singer-song-writer Peter Vance. Applications for the 2018 Access Arts Read more…

The NDIS has arrived in Brisbane!

July 2, 2018

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is now ready to roll out across Brisbane and the surrounding suburbs. Over the next 12 months, the Scheme will work to support a better life for the many Australians in the region living with disability, their families and carers. In a nutshell, the NDIS is a government initiative Read more…

Join us for Term 3!

June 30, 2018
Come Join Our Workshops

We just said goodbye to Term 2 last week and it’s already time to start thinking about Term 3. Our exciting line-up of workshops has been finalised and we are now open for registration. With the new term beginning on 16 July, you still have time to sign up. We’d love to see you there. Visual Read more…

A Message from our President

June 25, 2018

The culture of giving is strong in Australia. We are a nation who look for ways of helping each other out and seeing dreams realised. Every time somebody like you sends us a donation, regardless of whether it is time, money or in kind, that gift has the power to change lives. You play a Read more…


June 18, 2018

Access Arts wants to make dreams become a reality with a creative new project that will bring the joy of circus, dance and performance to people with disability – in Leaps and Bounds. Under the tutelage of the award-winning Vulcana Women’s Circus, Leaps and Bounds workshops will see participants learn new skills, build confidence and Read more…

Community Sharing Week – Discover Together

June 6, 2018
Members of Rhythm Circle

  Access Arts invites you to observe or participate in our Community Arts Workshops. Our workshops enable people who experience disability or disadvantage to enjoy, learn and develop their artistic craft at any level. To celebrate the end of Term 2, our doors will be open on 18, 19 and 21 June 2018. The Community Sharing Week Read more…

Mixed Media in Action

April 12, 2018
Luke Johnson painting a landscape

The Easter break is drawing to a close for most of us, and things are just starting to warm up at Access Arts. We are getting ready for the beginning of Term 2 and are eager to see our workshop members again. One of our more popular workshops, the Mixed Media Visual Arts workshop, really Read more…