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“SAFE is a way of saying thank you to Access Arts who gave us an opportunity to expand our life’s journey at a time when we needed it most. It is Marilyn’s strong creative spirit and love of art that inspired me to start SAFE and I hope that you will be able to join me in supporting this appeal”

What is a SAFE Grant?

A SAFE Grant is a one-off funding opportunity for emerging and professional artists with disability living in Queensland. It is designed to fund the costs (up to $1,000) of attending conferences, training courses, events or mentoring to help enhance an artist’s professional career.


Established in 2007 by Life Member Peter Vance, the SAFE is an acronym of ‘Sacred-Angel Arts Funding Empowerment’ – Sacred Angel after Angiosarcoma, the cancer that took Peter’s beloved wife of 44 years, Marilyn.

In 2019, CPL – Choice, Passion, Life committed to upholding the legacy of Peter and Marilyn for an additional 10 years, ensuring that the SAFE Grant will continue removing barriers and create accessible opportunities.


To complete your SAFE Grant Application you will need:

Application form

Download the application form as a word document below

Application Guidelines

Download the application guidelines as a word document below

Assessment and outcomes

  • SAFE Grants are awarded to artists and arts workers on merit-based assessment.
  • Applications can be submitted at any time, and outcomes will be assessed within four weeks.
  • You will be advised in writing as to whether your application has been successful.
  • Access Arts will retain 5% of the grant money until we have received your final report.
  • Once you have spent the funds, you will need to provide Access Arts with receipts and a short report outlining the outcomes of the project. This must be submitted to Access Arts within four weeks of completing your project.

Accessibility and assistance

Please let us know if you would like this information about the SAFE Grant provided in another format as we offer accessible application options.


If email is not your preferred option you are welcome to submit your application in a format that is accessible to you (such as audio, video, printed, dictated, electronic and handwritten). Please contact Access Arts staff to discuss any specific format requirements.


For assistance in filling out your application, one consultation with our Arts Manager Tim Brown can be provided by phone or in person at the Access Arts office. Please call (07) 3505 0311 to make your consultation booking.