GRANTS: Accessible Arts 2015-2016
The Accessible Arts Grants Program consists of Quick Response Grants up to $5,000 and Small Grants from $5,000 – $20,000 over two-grant rounds in 2015 and 2016.
The Lifetime Care and Support Authority (LTCSA) is a statutory authority and manages the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme (the Scheme) which provides treatment, rehabilitation and care services to people severely injured in motor accidents in NSW. Fact Sheet about the LTCSA and the Scheme. More information can be found at The Lifetime Care and Support Authority website.
The LTCSA has provided funding to Accessible Arts for a two year Small Grants Program for not-for-profit arts and disability services/organisations and/or for groups or individual artists with disability living in NSW.
Grants are for projects that improve access for current and future Scheme participants, other people with brain and/or spinal cord injuries and people with disability more generally. As such, funded projects will need to demonstrate the legacy the project will leave.
Legacies might include:
- Artist with disability led projects and/or intergrated practice that includes artists with and without disability;
- New models for supporting people living with spinal cord and/or acquired brain injury or disability more generally to participate in the community;
- Improved skills, knowledge and attitudes of people in the general community;
- New ways for people living with spinal cord and/or acquired brain injury or disability more generally to access activities they might enjoy; and/or
- More opportunities for people living with spinal cord and/or acquired brain injury or disability more generally to participate in arts and cultural activities.
The funding program will support arts and cultural projects at any stage of their creative development and/or public presentation. They can include projects that support online resources, venue accessibility, adaptation of equipment for specific use in creative expression and other initiatives supporting the creation of artwork.
The Accessible Arts Small Grants Program will support projects that improve social inclusion outcomes for people with disability through increased involvement in arts and cultural activities. The benefits of the funded projects may be realised by the participants in the Scheme as well as other people with disability.
Accessible Arts highly encourages applicants to consider artist with disability led projects and/or integrated projects with artists with and without disability as part of their application.
Applications are invited from across NSW and across all artforms. Applicants from regional and remote NSW are particularly encouraged to apply.
We strongly recommend you read the guidelines before starting an application and talk to Accessible Arts staff if you require further advice.
For more information, go to the Accessible Arts website.