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Access arts achievement award 2023

Online Application Form

Please read the Access Arts Achievement Award Application Guidelines before completing this form.

  • Complete your application online using the form below and upload your supporting material


  • Email your completed application form and supporting materials to [email protected] and cc [email protected] with ‘Access Arts Achievement Award 2023’ in the subject line.

  • Accessible options: If you would like this information provided in another format, please contact Access Arts staff to discuss any specific format requirements.

  • You are welcome to submit your application in a format that is accessible to you (such as audio, video, printed, dictated, electronic and handwritten).

  • Access Arts is unable to assist you in writing this application, however we are available to answer any questions via phone, email or in person (by appointment).

If you have any questions about eligibility or your application, please contact Access Arts on
07 3505 0311, 0403 070 661 or email [email protected]


Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm 

Applications close in:
Applications for the Access Arts Achievement Award are now closed.

Applications close on Wednesday, 8 November 2023

Applicant Details


Your application cannot be processed if you answer ‘no’ to any of the following questions.

Project Details

Answers should be approximately 150 words per question (unless stated otherwise) or a 1-2 minute video per question

If you have answered the questions by a video or audio recording:

  • You are not required to type an answer in the text fields below.
  • You can upload your video or audio recordings below and skip the written questions.
  • Please note that the maximum file size is 8MB.
  • If your file is larger than 8MB, we recommend uploading a compressed .zip file containing all of your video or audio recordings
  • File types accepted include: .mp4, .mp3, .mov, and/or .wav
  • Alternatively, you are welcome to upload your video or audio recording to Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud, etc and set the privacy settings to 'Unlisted'. Please paste the URL link in the space provided.

  • Please use the Budget Template to determine this amount you can download the excel document here and the word document here.

    Budget Template

    Supporting material

    Please note that where possible we prefer to receive website addresses or web links, PDF or word documents as support material.

    Upload or paste URLs to your supporting material below

  • File size cannot exceed 8MB
  • Supported file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .mp3, mp4, .mov, .wav, .pdf, .docx

  • Current resumé *required
  • 1-2 pages maximum
  • Outline your artistic background, experience and achievements

  • Examples of work *required

    You may select any or a combination of the following:

  • up to 3 pages of written material (published writing, research or press),

  • up to 6 photographs or images of your recent work,
      • photographs in .jpg or .jpeg format

  • up to 10 minutes of video or sound recording of your recent work,
      • links to video or audio files should be in .mp3, .mp4, .mov or .wav formats

  • up to 3 website addresses linking to your recent work,
      • online links to documentation (blogs, news articles, other multimedia content)

    File size cannot exceed 8MB
  • Supported file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .mp3, mp4, .mov, .wav, .pdf, .docx

  • Letters of Support (optional)

    You may provide up to three support letters:

  • from individuals or organisations who know your work and recommend it, and/or who have offered in-kind or financial support

  • File size cannot exceed 8MB
  • Supported file types include: .doc, .pdf, .png, .jpg, .jpeg

  • One high-resolution photograph (headshot) * required
  • High-resolution headshot photograph in .jpg or .jpeg format
  • Image must be in portrait orientation

  • File size cannot exceed 8MB
  • Supported file types include: .jpg or .jpeg

  • Declaration

    I declare that:

  • I have read and will abide by Access Arts Achievement Award guidelines
  • I have not been a previous Access Arts Achievement Award winner
  • The statements in this application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge
  • The supporting material is my own work, or the work of the artists named in this application
  • If successful, I am willing to identify publicly as a person with disability
  • If successful, I consent to Access Arts releasing information about my project to the media for promotional purposes
  • If successful, I will acknowledge Access Arts and the Access Arts Achievement Award in all promotional material relating to the project, using the Access Arts logo where appropriate
  • If successful, I will provide Access Arts with a report and financial acquittal on the funded project within twelve weeks of the finish date