Our Story

ART ADVOCACY AUSTRALIA WAS CREATED AS A PROFESSIONAL VISUAL ARTS AGENCY AMBITIOUS TOWARDS ACHIEVING AN INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION FOR THE HIGHEST EXCELLENCE IN ARTS & DISABILITY.

 

WE SAW THE NEED TO SHIFT THE PUBLIC ATTITUDE BY DISRUPTING THE MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT DISABILITIES AND ARTISTS WITH A DISABILITY. 

WE WANT TO MAKE THE VERY BEST WORKS BY ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES AVAILABLE TO AUDIENCES ACROSS THE GLOBE, TRANSFORMING THE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE FOR DISABLED ARTISTS AND THE WHOLE ARTS INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE BETTER.

Art Advocacy Australia  wants to change perceptions of people working with a disability by commissioning artists with disabilities in Australia and internationally to make new, groundbreaking, and high quality work.

We have a long-term commitment to providing opportunities and representation for the talented artists with disabilities throughout Australia. 

We support ambitious, creative projects by outstanding artists through sourcing commissioning opportunities funds, grants, sponsorship's, partnerships, and philanthropist to offer these artists the initial financial assistance, mentoring and support to produce and showcase their work, and to develop their careers as professional artists within the mainstream cultural sector.

We do this by collaborating with the artists, disability advocates and Government policy makers who support disability access initiatives in the arts and cultural sectors. 

We also do this by building a community of Art Advocate Allies who help us to embed the work of artists with disabilities in the mainstream cultural sector, and improve access to artists for audiences across the world.

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We support ambitious, creative projects by outstanding artists through sourcing commissioning opportunities, grants, sponsorships, partnerships, and philanthropy to offer these artists the initial financial assistance, mentoring and support to produce and showcase their work, and to develop their careers as professional artists within the mainstream cultural sector.

We driven to enable individual independence of our creatives. Empowering artists with disability to be valued, respected, & recognised for their artistic excellence, developing the ambitious professional careers that create the Australian culture.

We support & enable employment of professional artists with disability, empowering them to participate as equals with fair pay who actively contribute to leading, shaping & influencing the arts and cultural sector, and community.

Art Advocacy Australia is a disability-led creative agency passionate about creating professional employment opportunities for visual contemporary artists & graphic designers with disabilities & mental health conditions.

We're driven to change social perceptions of people with disability by promoting the artistic excellence of our talented creatives among the mainstream arts & culture sectors. Empowering artists to be valued, respected & recognised by community for enriching Australia’s cultural landscape/experiences/history?

All our work is informed by the Human Rights + Social Models of Disability 

 

We challenge mainstream perceptions of disability through promotion of artistic excellence, focusing on a person's talent, not their impairment.

Our vision is artistic excellence enriching livesnition & respect.

All our work is informed by the

Human Rights & Social Models of Disability 

& based on the Creative Case for Inclusive Arts - focusing on the highest artistic quality to achieve recog

Our mission is to increase social & economic engagement for artists with disability, accelerating growth in individual independence. We seek to enrich Australia's cultural experiences by bringing

the creative work of artists with disability & mental health conditions to wider audiences.

We are passionate about creating a fully integrated inclusive arts sector, free from barriers, where people with disability can participate as equals with fair pay, actively contributing to leading, shaping & influencing our community.

We're driven to change social perceptions & liberate our artists from imposed labels by promoting artistic excellence of our talented creatives among the mainstream arts & culture sectors.