Nick Darby Indigenous Visual Artist
ArtISability is a Professional Program for visual artists living with disability including mental illness.
We are here to assist with the many access issues these artists experience as a result of disability.
We operated under a social model of disability and no diagnoses is required.
We consider an inability to read & write to be a disability under this social model.
As we operate on funding provided by grant submissions, eligibility may vary from program to program.
However the general criteria is:-
Living with disability or mental illness
Be an emerging artist
A desire to establish a visual arts practice or work in the visual arts industry
experience access issues as a result of disability.
Our program is not for novices
on completion of our introductory program
artists are expected to take part in a three month community linking program to assist with the establishment of their individual arts practice,
Who is an emerging artist?
Someone who has a sound knowledge of basic artistic principles who has either previous studied art; has an existing portfolio or is recognized by their industry peers.
I say to people if in doubt apply anyway.
We do have a application process and work off individual professional development plans. So if you are interested in our February program we recommend you email us to register.
We are still waiting on our grant submission for the February program.
For enquirers phone
Debbie on (07) 3281 3218