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Access Arts Achievement Award

The Access Arts Achievement Award provides funding for Queensland artists, arts workers and producers with disability working in any art form to create, develop, present, produce, exhibit and/or tour their work. The $10,000 award is made possible by a generous donation from Access Arts Life Member, singer-song-writer Peter Vance.

Applications for the 2018 Access Arts Achievement Award are now open for submission.

Projects may start from 1 January 2019 and must be completed within 12 months or an alternative timeline approved by Access Arts.

Applications will be assessed based on the project’s artistic and/or cultural merit and innovation, opportunity for professional development and project viability.


To be eligible you must be:
• A practicing artist, arts worker or producer who identifies as experiencing disability
• A Queensland resident
• An Australian citizen or permanent resident
• 18 years of age and over
• A current member of Access Arts Inc.
• You must not be a previous winner, but previous applicants are encouraged to reapply

The funding can be used for, but is not limited to:
• Creation of new work
• Professional fees for artistic or creative services
• Mentorships, training, workshops
• Access costs
• Production costs including staging and venue hire
• Promotion and marketing
• Travel and accommodation (generally not exceeding 15% of project budget)
• Salaries (provided they comply with the recognised industry rate)
• Administration overheads (generally not exceeding 10% of project budget) • Capital equipment (not more than 50% of project budget)

The funding may not be used for:
• Any academic course of study
• Any competition or fundraising for an entity
• Retrospective expenses

Applicants in all areas of the arts are eligible to apply for this award. Editors, producers and curators are also eligible. You may only submit one application for the award each year.

Find out how you can apply!

Applications close on Monday 22 October 2018.

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