Australia Council’s Arts & Disability Mentoring Initiative 2019-21

Paint brushes sit in a silver jar.

The Australia Council for the Arts is offering six grants of $30,000 in each of their Arts and Disability Mentoring Initiative rounds from 2019 to 2021.

If you are an individual artist or arts worker with disability, these grants can provide support to extend your arts practice, networks, skills and ambition.

Applications to this initiative do not count as one of your three permissible applications to the Australia Council Grants Program in a calendar year.

This program is for individuals with disability undertaking an artistic collaboration involving mentoring. The proposal should lead to a major step forward in the applicant’s arts practice, and build foundations for an enduring career. The purpose is to support collaborations that fuel ambition, embolden ideas and innovation, build networks and capacity, and strengthen future works.

Australia Council encourages applications from:

  • artists and arts workers with disability seeking to collaborate with a mentor
  •  artists and arts workers with disability seeking to be the mentor in a collaboration, including peer to peer mentoring.

Applications to the 2019 round close at midnight AEST on Tuesday 2 April 2019 for projects starting after 1 July 2019.

For application criteria, more information and to apply, please visit the Australia Council website here.