Art in the Garage supports people with disability by enabling development of their individual creativity, art making skills and pathways to professional development, as artists.
Supported Studio Network
The Supported Studio Network (SSN) is a national body that builds capacity, provides resources and strengthens connections to sustain diverse supported studio models.
What is a Supported Studio?
- A supported studio is a sustained creative environment that fosters and supports the individual practice of visual artists with disability
- Facilitate professional development and career building opportunities for artists (both individually and as a collective)
- Provide technical artistic support
- Promote artists in the marketplace, networks and audiences outside the disability sector
- Demonstrate a commitment to producing and presenting work of high artistic quality
Objectives of the Network:
- Strengthen supported studios through research and information sharing
- Promote the artistic contribution of supported studios and their artists as fundamental to contemporary arts culture
- Respond to the development needs and growth of supported studios
- Advocate for the recognition of artistic value of supported studios within the broader arts community
- Foster pathways of leadership for people with disability within supported studios, the Supported Studio Network and broader arts sector
Arts Project Australia supports artists with intellectual disability in the development, promotion and inclusion of artistic work within contemporary arts practice.
Brisbane Outsider Artists' Studio provides an environment for artists with disability to develop their visual art skills to become independent practicing artists.
Monte Lupo supports people with disability in developing skills in ceramic art, printmaking, textiles, jewellery, drawing and sculpture, as artists.
Project Insideout provides a studio and gallery space for developing and emerging artists who experience mental health disability.
Roomies Arts is an independent organisation that supports and promotes the creative expression and professional development of artists with disability.
Studio A is a supported studio based in Sydney that supports the professional development, artistic pathways and creative opportunities for artists with intellectual disability.
The Art Factory provides artists with disability in the Riverina region with support, guidance, mentoring, networks and career pathways to establishing an arts practice.
Tutti Visual Arts program offers professional support in painting, drawing, sculpture and new media projects, giving artists access to pathways that lead into creative industries.
The Supported Studio Network (SSN) was founded in 2011 and extended national reach in 2014.
ArtGusto is a supported art studio full of energy, vibrancy and original ideas. It is a studio for artists self-motivated to create.
Bindi Art Mwerre Anthurre provides a space where artists with disability are empowered through art making and develop work in cultural connection to country.
The Free Studio Space is a supportive visual arts project that focuses on the creative development and professional pathways for people with disability.
Nambucca Valley Phoenix Studio provides a place for emerging artists with disability to develop individual goals, as artists.
The REDinc. School of Visual and Performing Arts Studio provides a unique and professional environment that supports the creative development of artists with disability.
Arts Access Victoria (AAV) runs dynamic and diverse arts projects providing people with disability opportunities to create and celebrate art.
Studio R.E.D. in Byron Bay supports the artistic expression of people with disability and provides opportunity for people to develop as professional artists.
Interweave Arts facilitates innovative arts programs, like the Access Arts Link Studio, which supports the creative and professional development of individual artists with disability.
Supported Studios from around the world