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Art for everyone grants now available

17 August 2012



This year's Don't DIS my ABILITY campaign will get its annual art injection through the innovative Delineate arts program designed to boost and foster arts and disability practice in NSW.

Minister for Disability Services Andrew Constance said that grants are now open and welcomes applications from disability services coordinating arts programs, service providers working with people with a disability in the arts as well as individual artists.

"Six recipients will receive $3500 each to support an arts project to be developed throughout the Don't DIS my ABILITY campaign," Mr Constance said.

The program, now in its 10th year, is funded by Ageing Disability and Home Care and supports a range of art forms including dance, music, theatre, visual arts, literature, hybrid/interdisciplinary arts and community arts.

"Delineate is more than just a one-off grant given to artists," said Sarah-Vyne Vassallo, Arts Development Officer at Accessible Arts, which runs the program.

"The grants are offered in three-stages and aims to deepen the engagement with project participants with a focus on sustainable outcomes."

Participants are also offered a one-day, professional development forum led by Accessible Arts at Walsh Bay.

Applications close on Monday 27 August 2012.

For more information about the Delineate program and to download an application and view the guidelines visit www.aarts.net.au.

The Don't DIS my ABILITY campaign celebrates International Day of People with a Disability in NSW with events and activities throughout November and December which promote inclusion, diversity and the ability of people with a disability.

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