For Young Deaf and Disabled Artists

Professional Development for Young Deaf and Disabled Artists

Arts Access Victoria is providing a free program ‘Nexus’ starting in August 2023 for young people who are deaf or who have a disability.

  • Nexus: Learn how to support yourself as an artist, hear from industry professionals and connect with other Deaf and Disabled artists.
  • What: Facilitated by Jax Brown, Nexus is a free professional development program to tools they need to be a professional artist. This includes budgeting, bios, public speaking, grant writing and more. Guest speakers include Jes Layton, Kath Duncan, Caroline Bowditch and more.
  • Who: For Deaf and Disabled artists between the ages of 18-25
  • When: Starting August 3, Thursdays 1pm-4pm until September 21 (overall 8 sessions)
  • Where: Online and Arts Access Offices at 222 Bank St South Melbourne.
  • Price: This program is free.
  • Link:

Nexus aims to give artists the tools to create a sustainable career in the arts.

Nexus was originally created with mental health in mind, and that is still a strong part of the program.  It’s suited to emerging artists, however, even more established artists need a refresher every now and then.

This is also a chance to meet other Deaf and Disabled artists and build your community.

If you are interested, please fill out an expression of interest form. 

If you have any question or want to know more, you can email Arts Access Victoria’s Creative Producer/Coordinator for Youth Programs Arty Owens:

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