Access Arts has been working to support people with disability or disadvantage for 38 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.
At Access Arts, we are passionate about pioneering opportunities for people who experience disability or disadvantage to excel in the arts. One in five Australians live with disability; many more are unable to participate in the arts due to disadvantaged circumstances.
We assist artists to develop their practice in all artforms, at all levels. We support our vision that everyone is free to enjoy, participate, create and work in the arts.
We are culturally ambitious, and over three decades we have become one of Australia’s acknowledged leaders, inspiring the cultural sector to break barriers that change lives.
We broker strong regional, national and international partnerships to help us deliver our vision.
In 2019 Access Arts joined CPL – Choice, Passion, Life to further our commitment to providing the highest quality arts programs for people living with disability or disadvantage. This partnership will allow us to open new opportunities, as well as delivering stability and certainty for Access Arts, our workforce and for our participants.