Don’t DIS’my’ABILITY Grant Applications Now Open - MusicNSW

Accessible Arts is pleased to announce that applications are now open for Small Grants of $3000 for individual artists or organisations to create high quality arts project as part of the 2010 Don’t DISmyABILITY campaign.

Developed by Ageing Disability & Home Care (ADHC) Department of Human Services, Don’t DISmyABILITY is a month-long campaign of events celebrating the diversity and ability of people with a disability and culminating on December 3 with International Day for People with Disability (IDPWD).

This year Accessible Arts will offer grants of $3000 to 6 high quality, projects delivering sustainable outcomes, leading to showcases to be held in accessible public arts spaces for audiences of up to 500 people. Ideally projects will involve partnerships between the arts and disability sectors in the visual arts, dance, music, performance or new media.

Local artist John Havilah with his solo exhibition at Wollongong City Gallery, 2008.
The grants are offered in three categories:
Individual artists in NSW;
Rural and Regional NSW; and
Western Sydney.

The deadline for funding applications is Wednesday 18 August 2010.
Application forms and detailed guidelines are available at Accessible Arts.

All applications will be assessed by a selection panel that represents both the arts and disability sector. Successful applicants will be notified by 31 August 2010.