Access Arts’ SAFE Fund was established in 2007 by Life Member Peter Vance to provide flexible assistance to emerging and professional artists living in Queensland who experience disability. Peter chose the name SAFE as an acronym of ‘Sacred-Angel Arts Funding Empowerment’ – Sacred Angel after Angiosarcoma, the cancer that took his beloved wife Marilyn.

Access Arts awards SAFE Grants of up to $1,000.  The SAFE Fund provides one-off funding opportunities.

A SAFE Grant can fund the costs of attending conferences, training courses, events or mentoring to help enhance an artist’s professional career.  Removing barriers and accessing opportunities are among the reasons why Peter Vance established the SAFE Fund.

Find out how to apply for a SAFE Grant here.

Donate Now to the SAFE Fund

SAFE Grants are made possible by the support of our community. If you would like to contribute, please donate through our fundraising portal.

Past SAFE Grant Recipients 2009-2018

Click on a name below to discover how a SAFE Grant made a difference to a recipient:






  • Rachael Missingham


  • John Briggs
  • Diane James
  • Paul Ryan
  • Deb Chilton
  • Richelle Spence
  • Cristina Youhanna


  • Colin Cain
  • Maureen Connolly
  • Teone Reinthal
  • Brendan Huddy
  • Reg Lovell
  • Rachel Tara
  • Susan Andrews


  • Carol O’Reilly
  • Cristina Youhanna
  • Colleen Stevenson
  • Danielle Richardson
  • Footprints Inc
  • Lewis Leigh Lucas
  • Ross Barber
  • Tanya Darl


  • Debra Barry
  • Karen Roberts
  • Magda Labuda
  • Michelle Bainbridge
  • Terry Stewart
  • Damian Stewart
  • Maya Jones
  • Teone Reinthal


  • Christine Smale
  • Alex Crombie
  • Anna Benakich