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A woman with short brown hair is standing in front of a white background looking at the camera smiling. On the top right hand corner is a watercolour graphic in pinks and yellows. Text reads on the bottom of the image saying "Achievement Award - Applications Open"
A woman with short brown hair is standing in front of a white background looking at the camera smiling. On the top right hand corner is a watercolour graphic in pinks and yellows. Text reads on the bottom of the image saying "Achievement Award - Applications Open"

About the award

The Access Arts Achievement Award provides up to $10,000 funding for Queensland artists, arts workers and producers with disability working in any art form to create, develop, present, produce, exhibit, and tour their work. This is a fantastic opportunity to extend the life of an existing work, or create a new one!

Applications will be assessed by a professional panel who will be looking out for innovative, viable projects with artistic and/or cultural merit, which will provide opportunity for professional development.

 

The Access Arts Achievement Award is proudly sponsored by CPL – Choice, Passion, Life.

Important dates:

Applications open for submission: 

Applications close for submission: 

Award winner advised: 

Monday 19 September 2022

Monday 7 November 2022

December 2022

Applications open for submission:

Monday 19 September 2022

Applications close for submission:

Monday 7 November 2022

Award winner advised:

December 2022

Projects may take place between: 1 January and 31 December 2023

HOW TO APPLY

  1. complete your application online and upload your supporting material
    OR 
  2. email your completed application form (see below for a downloadable application form) and supporting material to info@accessarts.org.au. Please cc tim.brown@accessarts.org.au and use “Access Arts Achievement Award 2022” in the subject line.

Applications are open Monday 19 September to Monday 7 November 2022

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Application form

Download the application form as a word document below or apply online

OR

Application Guidelines

Download the application guidelines as a word document below

Budget Template

Download the budget template as a word or excel document below

2021 Access Arts Achievement Award winner

Karen Lee Roberts

Accomplished Brisbane-based cabaret artist Karen Lee Roberts was awarded the Access Arts Achievement Award for 2021. Karen used the $10,000 grant to produce the collaborative work Sex and Other Philosophies.

Achievement Award winner Alexandra Ellen

2020 Access Arts Achievement Award winner

Alexandra Ellen

Alexandra Ellen is a Brisbane-based multidisciplinary artist, actor and musician who regularly performs with Indelability Arts. She calls her arts practice “therapeutic creativity. 

Past recipients of the Access Arts Achievement Award

Click on any of the names below to learn more about the artist and their achievements:

2021

Karen Roberts

2020

Alexandra Ellen

2019

Lauren Watson

2018

Carol Taylor

2017

Freya Toussaint

2016

Alexander Procopis

2015

Emma Le Strange

2014

Doug Robins