2020 National Arts and Disability Awards

Signage saying: Nominations Open for the Australia Council for the Arts "National Arts and Disability Awards 2020"

The Australia Council for the Arts is now calling for nominations for the 2020 Arts and Disability Awards. The Awards 2019-21 celebrate the work and achievements of both established and young artists, and the significant contribution of artists with disability to the vibrancy of Australian arts. 

About the Awards

These prestigious national awards recognise outstanding and sustained contributions by Australian artists in all areas of practice – music, literature, community arts and cultural development (CACD), emerging and experimental arts (EEA), visual arts, theatre, dance or a combination of any of these areas. The Council invites nominations that demonstrate the rich intersectionality across diversity areas which Australia’s arts and disability sector is known for.

There are two award categories, Established Artist, and Young Artist

The National Arts and Disability Award (Established Artist) celebrates the achievements of an Australian artist whose outstanding and sustained contribution to their chosen field/s of arts practice has been recognised nationally and/or internationally.

The recipient of this award will receive $50,000.

The National Arts and Disability Award (Young Artist) recognises a young Australian artist demonstrating outstanding leadership, who is 35 years of age or under (at the time of nomination), and has made an outstanding contribution to their chosen field/s of practice.

The recipient of this award will receive $20,000.

Nominations close at 3pm (AEST) on Tuesday, 1 September 2020

More Information:

More information including How to Make a Nomination and Nominataion Criteria can be found on the Australia Council for the Arts website.