Professional development grants for NSW artists with disability

Date posted: 
11 October 2013

Grants will be awarded for amounts between $5,000 and $10,000 to individual artists for the costs associated with developing artists professional practice in any art form.

Still from Dance is Friendship, a film by Amplify you art recipient Matthew Massaria. Amplify your art is a professional development grant program for NSW artists with disability. The Amplify your art program is designed to assist individual artists in all art forms to further their practice through undertaking professional development. Previous recipients have undertaken a range of skills development projects in artforms including sculpture, poetry, dance, ceramics, music, print-making and digital media.

This $150,000 funding program has been made available through a two-year NSW Government partnership between Arts NSW and Ageing, Disability and Home Care, to promote a culture of inclusion in the arts and cultural sector for people with disability.

Grants will be awarded for amounts of between $5,000 and $10,000 for the costs associated with developing an artist professional practice. Costs can include training, mentoring, travel and skills development.

Applicants from regional and remote NSW are particularly encouraged to apply.


To apply you need to:

* Identify as an artist with a disability

* Be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

* Be a NSW resident (defined as being a resident for at least 12 months prior to making an application)

* Demonstrate a minimum 3-year professional arts practice

Be able to undertake your professional development between March and December 2014

Assessment Criteria

Applications will be ranked against the following criteria:

* Artistic quality of the applicants proposed program

* Demonstrated benefit of the professional development program to the applicant's career development/professional practice

* Appropriateness of the program partners

* Good planning and effective use of resources

 Applications Close

Wednesday 18 December 2013

Apply Online

Applications are submitted via Smartygrants )For more information and guidelines go to ( .Contact To discuss your application please contact Accessible Arts staff:

Amplify your art Project Manager Sarah-Vyne Vassallo, Arts Development Officer, tel: 02 9251 6499 ext 110 (Thursday) or [email protected]

 Arts Development Officer, Josie Cavallaro tel: 02 9251 6499 ext 105

(Mon-Wed) or [email protected]( http://mce_host/app/[email protected] ) Â Chief Executive Officer, Sancha Donald tel: 02 9251 6499 ext 102

(Fri) or [email protected]