Making Social Media Accessible Workshop

Get some bright ideas about making your social media content more accessible for people with disability.

Top 10 Tips For Running Accessible Online Events

Here are some hot tips to help you make your digital content and online events more accessible and inclusive during and after the COVID crisis.


Artist and disability arts advocate Emily Dash has joined the board of Accessible Arts as a director.

Accessible Arts COVID-19 Update

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, the Accessible Arts team are now working remotely.

Artists With Disability Invited To Pitch Proposals For 2021 Sydney Festival

Sydney Festival Disability Programming Initiative gives production pathway to work by artists with disability


10 women with disability from NSW have been selected to take part in a new Accessible Arts professional development program.



Meet the Accessible Arts Team – Daniel Jaramillo

Daniel is our new trainee administrator.

Arts Activated 2019 – Be Part Of Making It Happen

We’re calling for expressions of interest for content for our Arts Activated 2019 Conference which will take place in Sydney on August 22 and 23.

Creative Partnerships Australia

Creative Partnerships Australia provides artists and arts organisations with the tools, skills and resources to flourish. Read more.

ACT Disability Advisory Panel – Expressions of Interest

Accessible Arts is currently seeking applications from Canberra residents to join the AARTS ACT Advisory Panel

Accessible Arts Advisors Bi-Monthly Meeting

Meet our Advisory Group and get involved!

John Fries Award 2019 – Call for entries.

The John Fries Award is a non-acquisitive award of $10,000 for early career artists.

Volunteer for major Carriageworks exhibition

Flexible opportunity until March 2019

Remembering Ugly

A mini archive of memorable words and images

Createability Internship Program Now Open

Application portal open until 24 August

Employable Me Participant Call Out

For second series by award-winning Northern Pictures!

MAKEit MADEit 2018: Series in Auslan

Series of Creative Talks on 21 July in Newcastle

Artist-in-Residence Recipients Announced

Accessible Arts in collaboration with Bundanon Trust

Unlimited UK Bursary Winners Announced

In partnership with the British Council

The Warmth of Little Orange

Accessible Arts visits the supported studio at Campbelltown Arts Centre

UnWrapped Ticket Giveaway

A curated series of performances including Jodee Mundy's Personal at Sydney Opera House

Bundanon Trust Residency

Guidelines available 18 April

Kaleidoscope Ticket Giveaway

Relaxed and Auslan shows at Sydney Opera House!

Interview with Dan Daw

We recently co-hosted a conversation between Michelle Silby, Director at Ausdance, and internationally acclaimed performer Dan Daw.

Big turnout for atag

More than 40 people from across New South Wales arts organisations came to our final Accessing the Arts Group (ATAG) meeting of the year - our biggest turnout yet!

Destiny – the Musical

Destiny - The Musical is an inclusive, original musical theatre production created by artists with disability. Don't miss it!

Join our team of lived experience advisors

We are looking for people with lived experience of disability to become Accessible Arts advisors, to work with us on various projects relating to disability, access and the arts.

Help fund talented Australian artists

Pledge your support for eight talented Australian artists with disability to perform in Berlin!

The Big Anxiety top picks

The Big Anxiety Festival starts this week! With more than 60 events to choose from, you may be feeling overwhelmed, so here's a list of our top picks.

Successful Deaf artists residency

Three Deaf artists have just returned from a week-long artist residency hosted in partnership by Accessible Arts and Bundanon Trust.

10 artists announced as Fellows

Ten artists from across Australia have been announced as the 2017 Sidney Myer Creative Fellows. We spoke with one of them.

Accessing the Arts meeting

Last week twenty people from across New South Wales arts organisations got together for our quarterly Accessing the Arts Group (ATAG) meeting.

Deaf Artists named for residency

We are pleased to announce the successful applicants of our first Deaf Artists Residency, in partnership with Bundanon Trust.

Open Caption Film Screenings in Cronulla

GU Film House Cronulla is showing open caption film screenings every second Sunday from 27 August 2017.

Help shape our future and win!

Our survey closes at 5pm Friday 21 July. Take part and win!

We’re Very Serious – taking artists with disability seriously

How do theatre makers, visual artists and dancers with disability get taken seriously as artists?

Sydney Auslan Ensemble performance Elijah ChorusOz

750 singers from around Australasia were joined by 17 members of the newly formed Sydney Auslan Ensemble (SAE) for a thrilling performance on 11th June.

Sydney Film Festival interview: Simon Fitzmaurice

We spoke with Simon Fitzmaurice, director of My Name is Emily, which will feature at Sydney Film Festival as part of the Screenability series.

Sydney Film Festival interview: Aurora Fearnley

We interviewed Aurora Fearnley, director of the short film Struck, part of Sydney Film Festival's Screenability program.

CEO April Message

April Message from Morwenna Collette, CEO

New Leadership for Accessible Arts

Sancha Donald, our long-standing CEO, will step down at the end of February.

Disability Inclusion Action Plan Survey

Art Gallery of NSW Disability Inclusion Action Plan Survey

Artist with Disability Fellowship

A self-directed program of professional development for a NSW resident artist with disability

Become a Peer Assessor

Become a Peer supporting Australia's great arts and artists

Act Up on the Long Weekend

The long weekend theatre workshop for Deaf and hard of hearing kids by the Deaf Arts Network and ATYP.

Sancha Donald’s Quarterly

Our CEO, Sancha Donald's, quarterly arts and disability sector overview

UN Committee News

Robert Martin elected to the United Nations Committee

Keynote Announced

Organisational Pathways keynote speaker announced for Arts Activated 2016 – Pathways to Practice.

Early Bird Tickets

Tickets for Arts Activated 2016 – Pathways to Practice have been announced!

A tribute to artist John Demos

Accessible Arts would like to acknowledge the life of Sydney artist John Demos and his recent passing.

Access Program Launch

Sydney Opera House launches new three-year Access Strategic Plan and 2016 program of accessible performances.

Bundanon Residency Program To Empower Creativity & Careers of Artists With Disability

Applications are now open for this year's Bundanon residencies.

Bundanon Residency Fundraiser

Empower five artists with disability to create amazing work and advance their careers. Please help us. Donate now!

How Artists With Disability Are Coping With COVID

4 artists with disability share their experience of these COVID times


Financial support for arts practitioners in NSW hard hit by the impact of COVID-19 is being provided by all levels of government.


Visual artists and filmmakers with disability are being invited to apply for a new initiative that seeks to create and distribute ‘art of the moving image’ or video art.

Celebrating 2019 International Day Of People With Disability

Today we acknowledge, honour and celebrate people with disability.

Arts Activated 2019 Conference Wrap Up

We informed. We connected. We activated!


A new professional development program for women with disability.


Over 35 leading figures from Australia's arts, culture, disability and inclusion sectors to take part.


Meet the six artists selected for the 2019 Accessible Arts and Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence Program.


Take part in the Arts Activated 2019 Conference and help fast track the process of making the arts in Australia more accessible for people with disability or who are Deaf.

ACT ATAG Event – a great event!

The first ACT ATAG for 2019 was held on Friday 15th March in conjunction with this year’s BOLD festival.

Disability Inclusion Workshop ACT

Yesterday in the ACT we had a terrific day of Disability Inclusion Training.

Regional Arts Fund Grants

The Regional Arts Fund grants have been announced and these are the disability-related projects.

The Angus Project: Pilot episode on ABC TV

Tuesday 4 December at 9:30 pm AEST

Artstate Bathurst: Three Top Program Picks

Mental health, inclusion and post-disability

Engaging Students with Disability Forum

A two-day forum for teachers and arts workers

Dr Riona Tindal Undertakes Research from Octapod

An Accessible Arts and Octapod collaboration

Accessible Arts Announces Strategic Framework

To guide organisation through to 2023

Outing Disability

Expressions of interest are being accepted

Discover: A new program for aspiring artists

Make you mark with art with this free program

Sue Jo Wright: Her Bundanon Experience

Find out how Bundanon affected Sue Jo's art and life

Survey for Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Participate in a short survey about access and inclusion

Accessible Arts Appoints New CEO

Scott O'Hara begins role on 3 April

Paid Gig for Blind or Low Vision Voice Actor

Play a central character in Laura Falls - for Radio!

Meet the Accessible Arts team – Liz Martin

Arts Development and Training Manager

accessible Sydney Festival

Sydney Festival 2018 has now come to an end, with more than 150 activities and the biggest range of accessible events in the history of the Festival!

Regional artists to be broadcast

To mark International Day of People with Disability on Sunday 3 December, eleven stories of regional artists with disability will be broadcast on TV.

Screenability Filmmakers Fund recipients announced

Create NSW have announced the filmmakers sharing a $90k Screenability Filmmakers Fund

Arts exchange in Berlin

Sarah Houbolt is one of eight talented Australian artists with disability who has just returned from an international Arts and Disability festival.

Sector Consultation – key findings

Thank you very much to everyone who completed our survey and/or was interviewed in June and July 2017 as part of our sector consultation. Below you can read our summary of key findings from the research.

Hip hop artist’s workshop for deaf children

American hip-hop artist Sean Forbes visited Sydney last week for a one-off performance and a youth workshop attended by 45 Deaf and hard of hearing children from around Sydney.

Deaf artists’ residency

The Accessible Arts residency for Deaf artists is well underway, with all three artists agreeing that they are making huge strides in the development of their projects.

Using technology to make tours accessible

Conexu Foundation works with museums, galleries, outdoor theme parks and zoos to make their tours accessible.

Morwenna Collett presents at LEAD Conference

Accessible Arts CEO Morwenna Collett tells us about her recent attendance at the Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability Conference in the USA.

Accessible Archibald Prize Finalist exhibition

Thanks to Conexu Foundation and Art Gallery of NSW the 2017 Archibald Prize Finalist exhibition is accessible for Deaf and hard of hearing people.

CEO to present at international arts & disability conference

This week our CEO Morwenna Collett is presenting at the Kennedy Center's LEAD conference in Austin.

New film follows artist’s creative journey

We hope you enjoy this new film, which follows artist Skye Saxon's creative journey and performance of her work 'The Snowflake Sharman'

Do you recognise this symbol?

If you attended the recent Sydney Writers Festival or Sydney Film Festival you may recognise this pink and white access symbol.

Accessing the Arts Group meeting

ATAG is a professional development group for arts and cultural workers committed to improving access in the arts sector.

Sydney Film Festival interview: Daniel Monks

We spoke with film director Daniel Monks about Pulse, part of Sydney Film Festival's Screenability program.

Making Art Accessible for the Hard of Hearing

Hard of Hearing? Find inclusive courses in Australia

ATAG Upcoming Meeting

Accessing the Arts Group (ATAG) is a professional development group for arts organisations and venues to improve disability, access and social inclusion.

Peak body announces new CEO

Peak national body for arts and disability in Australia is pleased to welcome its new Chief Executive Officer Meagan Shand.

It’s that time of year again !

International Day of People with Disability on 3 December.

Claiming Spaces

Critical Dialogues Edition #7 - Claiming Spaces

Arts Activated Online Feedback Survey

Give us your feedback online about your experience of Arts Activated 2016 conference 'pathways to practice'.

Early Bird Registration Extended

Early Bird tickets and registration to Arts Activated 2016 is extended to 14 July.

Marc Brew Keynote Speaker

Second Keynote Speaker Announced for Arts Activated Conference 2016

New Commissioner Appointed

Alastair McEwin appointed as new full-time Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Recipients Announced

Accessible Arts is pleased to announce the Small Grants recipients for 2016.

Arts NSW 2016/17 Grants Program

The NSW Government unveils its 2016/17 Arts and Cultural Program.

Delineate Recipients Announced

Accessible Arts is very excited to announce the recipients of our 2016 Delineate grants!