Artist Run Initiative Project

Accessible Arts’ Artist Run Initiative [ARI] Project is supporting the autonomy of nine¬†artist run initiatives for artists with and without disability in their local communities across NSW.

The ARI project provides opportunity for social inclusion, networking, artistic and business skills development alongside professional artist talks and peer-reviewed practice.

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Artist Run Initiative Newcastle

The Artist Run Initiative Newcastle is a group of individuals with and without disability, who work in the visual arts. 

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Creatively Connected

A lively group of practicing artists with disability meeting together to enhance and develop their individual professional practice skills in Bankstown.

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Run With It

Run with It is based in Armidale. The group consists of visual artists who identify as having either a mental illness or physical disability.

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Vision Impaired Drama Society

The Vision Impaired Drama Society is a collective for blind and partially sighted people interested in creative expression, drama and performance in Sydney.

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The Friendship Circle

The Friendship Circle was established by Riverina Community College for women in Narrandera and Leeton with disability.

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Artshed - Central West

Arts OutWest is working alongside this the Artshed ARI group to design and initiate a professional development artist program in the Central West.

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Our Place

Our Place is a place to gather and develop skills and community connections through a workshop program in Gunnedah.

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Sydney Deaf and Hard of Hearing Photographers

Sydney Deaf and Hard of Hearing Photographers use a variety of themes for the group to explore and develop personal creativity.

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Write Up!

Write Up! is an eight month program of inclusive and accessible peer support, mentoring and professional development opportunities for writers of all abilities.