Access Arts is Queensland’s leading organisation for performing and visual artists working with disability or disadvantage.
Working alongside artists and other industry organisations, Access Arts drives a creative dialogue around how an inclusive arts ecology enriches our arts industry.
We exist to elevate artists working across both visual and performative mediums, promoting the importance of their art through facilitation, advocacy and education.
We create development opportunities for visual and performing artists to grow their skills, pursue their artistic practice, showcase and sell their work. We advocate for equality for artists with disability within the arts industry.
We work beside our artists and believe the ability to engage in creative expression is vital to the realisation of their identity and meaningful growth within our communities.
We believe in an inclusive arts ecology that enriches our society.
For nearly 40 years, we have created skill development and career opportunities for our artists, and advocated for all arts activity to be accessible to everyone.
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.
Access Arts is pleased to announce that Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM, Governor of Queensland, has agreed to be the Patron of Access Arts for the duration of her term in office.