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Applications open for $10k Access Arts Achievement Award

Calling all artists, arts workers, and producers with a disability in Queensland. It’s that time of year again! Applications are now open for the 2021 Access Arts Achievement Award.


Supporting all forms of art, the Access Arts Achievement Award provides up to $10,000 funding for Queensland artists to create, develop, present, produce, exhibit, and tour their work. The award is a fantastic opportunity to extend the life of an existing piece or create a new one!


Read about last year’s award winner, Alexandra Ellen.


2019’s Access Arts Achievement Award recipient, Lauren Watson used her funding to successfully debut her aerial theatre show, Nerve, at this years Undercover Artist Festival.

A professional panel will assess all applications. They are seeking innovative, exciting, viable projects with artistic and/or cultural merit. For more information and to apply, please download the Application Form and Application Guidelines.


Need help with your application? Join our free online Grants Writing Workshop on 5 October. Bookings are essential.

Important dates:

Applications Open for Submission:      Now – Friday 5 November 2021

Grants Writing Workshop:                     Tuesday 12 October 2021

Applications Close for Submission:    Friday 5 November 2021

Award Winner advised:                          Thursday 2 December 2021

Projects may take place between:        1 January and 31 December 2021

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