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Apply Now for ArtScreen 2023

Applications are now open for our prestigious ArtScreen 2023 program.

This visual art project enables professional artists with disability or who are d/Deaf to develop their creativity and careers through producing work in the increasingly popular format of video art.

Two artists will be selected to create new works which explore themes of identity, access and social connectedness. Each artist will receive $13,000 in grant funding towards the production of their work and undertake a professional mentorship with an experienced video artist. An additional $9,500 of in-kind production support is available from our partnering organisations Bus Stop Films and the Western Sydney community creative hub, Arts and Cultural Exchange (ACE).  Bus Stop Films will support the production of these works with students from their Accessible Film Studies Program available to work in crew roles where possible.

The two artworks produced as part of this program will have a World Premiere screening at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in December 2023 to help celebrate International Day of People with Disability.

“ArtScreen aims to broaden engagement with, and appreciation of, the distinctive insights and skills of artists with disability,” says Accessible Arts CEO, Liz Martin. “The MCA provides a high profile showing and creates a unique opportunity for artists with disability. Previous ArtScreen work has gone on to be further developed and selected as part of the Cannes Short Film Festival.”

ArtScreen 2023 is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW and in-kind contributions from Accessible Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, ACE and  Bus Stop Films.

Apply Now

Applications are now open to artists with disability or who are d/Deaf from NSW.

You can apply online via Survey Monkey.

Alternatively, you can download a Word Doc or PDF of the application form: Word | PDF

Applications will also be accepted in other formats that are accessible including Auslan, audio, video, printed, dictated, electronic and handwritten formats.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 23 July 2023.

All applicants will be notified of the results by early August 2023.

ArtScreen 2023 Documents

  • ArtScreen 2023 Guidelines: Word | PDF
  • ArtScreen 2023 Budget Template: Word | PDF
  • ArtScreen 2023 Sample Budget: Word | PDF

About the Mentors

Dr Zanny Begg
Zanny is an artist, curator, theorist and lecturer at UNSW Art and Design. As an artist, Zanny is interested in hidden and contested history/ies. She works with film, drawing and installation to explore ways in which we can live and be in the world differently.

Dani Pearce
Dani a writer, director and video artist based in Sydney. Dani’s work holds a primary   focus on experimental narrative; subverting and reimagining cinematic form and image. Her work spans narrative film, video artwork and photography. Her work is ambitious and inventive; ideologically ruminating most distinctly on womanhood, body politics, systems of power and invisible disability.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your access requirements, please contact our Art Development Manager, Amy Claire Mills:

Phone: (02) 9251 6499


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