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Donna Lawrence's artwork is etched on top of a pink watercolour background. The artwork is a self portrait of Donna who is smiling and looking off to the side. The words "Access Arts Achievement Award" and "Donna Lawrence (self portrait), 2023 Winner" are placed on top in white.
Donna Lawrence's artwork is etched on top of a pink watercolour background. The artwork is a self portrait of Donna who is smiling and looking off to the side. The words "Access Arts Achievement Award" and "Donna Lawrence (self portrait), 2023 Winner" are placed on top in white.
Donna Lawrence's artwork is etched on top of a pink watercolour background. The artwork is a self portrait of Donna who is smiling and looking off to the side. The words "Access Arts Achievement Award" and "Donna Lawrence (self portrait), 2023 Winner" are placed on top in white.

About the award

Our 2023 Access Arts Achievement Award provides Queensland artists with disability up to $10,000 in funding to create, develop, present, produce, exhibit and/or tour their work.

 

This is a game-changing opportunity for Queensland artists, arts workers and producers to extend the life of an existing work or create a new one!

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

Important dates

Applications Open for Submission: 

FREE Online Grant-Writing Workshop:

Applications Close for Submission: 

Award Winner Announced: 

Wednesday, 20 September 2023

Wednesday, 18 October 2023

Wednesday, 8 November 2023

Tuesday, 5 December 2023

Applications open for submission:

Wednesday, 20 September 2023

Free online Grant-Writing Workshop:

Wednesday, 18 October 2023

Applications close for submission:

Wednesday, 8 November 2023

Award Winner announced: 

Tuesday, 5 December 2023

Projects may take place between: 1 January and 31 December 2024

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 2023” in the subject line.

Applications are open Wednesday, 20 September to Wednesday, 8 November 2023

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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

2023 Access Arts Achievement Award winner

Donna Lawrence

Donna Lawrence has been awarded the Access Arts Achievement Award for 2023, for her groundbreaking visual exhibit Light and Shade at the well-respected Belco Art Gallery, Canberra, in an exhibition that will coincide with Mental Health Week and BPD Awareness Week in 2024.  

Donna Lawrence's artwork is etched on top of a pink watercolour background. The artwork is a self portrait of Donna who is smiling and looking off to the side.
Isabel Staniewicz: Highly Commended recipient 2023 Access Arts Achievement Award
 
Isabel will use this award funding for the technical and accessible completion of her new work Necklace, which will premiere at the Anywhere Fringe in 2024. This will support Isabel to build a scalable touring product and expand the workshop program which supports the increased representation of disabled and non-disabled artists who aim to define their inclusive performance practices to achieve accessibility for the audience. 
Oliver is standing in front of a black background wearing blue glasses, an orange shirt and a colourful blazer. He is looking slightly off from the camera lens with a calm expression.

2022 Access Arts Achievement Award winner

Oliver Hetherington-Page

Oliver Hetherington-Page has been awarded the Access Arts Achievement Award for 2022 for the creation of Santa Claus is Autistic, a new cabaret work that will have its premier season at Redlands Performing Arts Centre in 2023.

Past recipients of the Access Arts Achievement Award

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

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