NDIS And The Arts – Helping Artists With Disability Thrive

One of the key missions of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is to enrich the lives of people with disability, by providing funding for supports needed to participate in every-day life. Sports and other health-based activities are commonly included in NDIS plans - but have you ever thought about accessing the arts with the NDIS?

A wave of art programs have been popping up across the country, encouraging budding or professional artists with disability to sink their teeth into artistic endeavours. These initiatives allow those living with disability access to the conventional education, development and opportunities that enable a career in art. They also provide a forum through which anyone interested can flex their artistic skills even if it’s purely as a hobby.

Sydney’s Studio A is a fantastic support studio that creates professional pathways for artists with intellectual disability. Victorian residents can benefit from the wonderful CHOOSE ART, an accessible, online directory unveiled by Arts Access Victoria that gives easily searchable listings of inclusive/ accessible arts events and programs. The site was designed by and for people living with disability and is aimed at anyone just starting out, as well as established artists.

The NDIS has welcomed the introduction of these arts-focused initiatives, with representatives stating that they would like to see more participants accessing the arts with NDIS. So what are you waiting for, aspiring and professional artists alike? Go ahead and see how you can incorporate the arts into your NDIS plan, today!

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