Arts and Disability

The ACT Government supports access to the arts for all Canberrans and works closely with the arts and disability sectors to increase the cultural participation of people with a disability.

artsACT welcomes people with disability, their carers and families to our facilities and services and is committed to ensuring that people with disability have the same opportunities to:

  • Access our services and events
  • Access our buildings and other facilities
  • Receive information from us in a format that is accessible
  • Receive the same level and quality of service from staff as anyone else
  • Make a complaint to us
  • Participate in our public consultations

artsACT documents are available in alternative formats upon request. Formats include: printed in normal or large print, emailed in PDF or Word format. If you require a document in a alternative format please Contact Us.

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech difficulty, you can Contact Us through the National Relay Service (NRS). 

Enable Canberra

Enable Canberra External Link is a unique information provider maximising independence and choice for people with a disability or access needs who want to attend and/or participate in activities and events at arts facilities. The website has accessibility information on ACT Government arts facilities.

Community Arts and Cultural Development

The Community Arts and Cultural Development (CACD) Program is an initiative of the ACT Government. It aims to give every ACT resident a unique opportunity to contribute to the community’s artistic and cultural landscape and provide services across Canberra including to those most vulnerable. Find more information on the Community Arts and Cultural Development web page.

Other Useful Links

Arts Access Australia External Link (AAA) is the peak national body for arts and disability, working to increase opportunities and access for people with disability as artists, arts-workers, participants and audiences.

The Australia Council for the Arts Artists with Disability Program External Link enables Australian artists with disability to create, develop, present, produce, exhibit and tour their work.

The Community Services Directorate Strategic Plan External Link represents a new direction for the Community Services Directorate, and has at its core the theme of ‘participation’.

Disability ACT External Link is located within the ACT Government’s Community Services Directorate, and plans, develops strategic policy, allocates funding and provides and monitors services for people with disability in the ACT and the families that care for them.

Generate External Link provides a website hub for Canberra artists with a disability and opportunities for artists to discuss the creation, production and distribution of their arts and make new connections.

The National Arts and Disability Strategy External Link is a national framework for action to improve how audiences and artists with a disability can participate in the arts and cultural life of the community.