Artist Angie Goto leads a tour of the Archibald Prize 2022

Career Advancement

We’re here to empower the creativity and careers of arts practitioners with disability right across NSW. We do this by providing a range of professional development programs for both artists and arts workers.

Advance Your Career Series

In 2024, we will be extending our commitment to the professional development of artists and arts workers who are d/Deaf or with disability through Advance Your Career sessions. These expert workshops will cover various practical insightful topics to support the development professional knowledge, skills and networks.

Creative Leadership Program 2024-25

Are you making a change with your art practice in your collective or organisation? Do you want to develop your skills, knowledge and capacity to practice leadership in the arts and culture sector?

Join us to find out more about Creative Australia’s new Creative Leadership Program, the support available and how you can apply.

Tues 12 March
2pm – 3pm (Online)
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Access Rider Workshop

Due to high demand, Accessible Arts will be presenting another free Advance Your Career session dedicated to upskilling artists and arts workers with disability or who are d/Deaf on generating Access Riders. In this online workshop, Michelle Teear will provide a practical overview of what an Access Rider is, how to write one, what to ask for and the kind of language to use. The session will cover:

  • The models of disability
  • The rights of people with disability or who are d/Deaf
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • How to negotiate and have reasonable adjustments met
  • Examples of reasonable adjustments, example scenario

Wed 29 May
1pm – 2.30pm (Online)
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Details on other events in the Advance Your Career series will be available soon.


We partner with leading artists and arts organisations to provide on-the-job opportunities for artists and arts workers with disability to improve their knowledge, skills and networks by undertaking short-term creative and professional placements.

Artist Residencies

Artist residencies provide an important and valuable opportunity for artists with disability to develop their creative and professional practice. We partner with various cultural organisations to provide residency programs in Sydney and regional NSW.

Leadership Development

People with disability are underrepresented in leadership positions within the arts and cultural sector. We provide opportunities for people with disability to develop the knowledge, skills and networks they need to become creative industry leaders such artistic directors, senior arts administrators and board/committee members.

Stay in the know and find out about the latest opportunities as they become available by signing up to receive our e-news.


Image: Artist Angie Goto leads a tour of the Archibald Prize 2022 for graduating participants of the Disability and Culturally Diverse Internship Program.

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