Over the past three years, Arts Access Australia and Arts Access Victoria have worked together in the development of a number of strategies to increase employment and professional development pathways for artists and arts-workers with disability.
Art@Work is a comprehensive program that is designed to facilitate dynamic, unique and individualised pathways into employment and professional productivity for the artists involved.
The Art@Work program allows artists and arts-workers to create connections with job service providers, but also includes professional development opportunities such as mentoring, internships and residencies to assist participants in developing their own arts practice.
Personalised plans are developed in consultation with each artist and these may involve a number of activities, ranging from workshops to assist artists in marketing and selling their work online, to support in finding alternative jobs both within and outside the sector that will enable participants to financially realise their ambitions in the arts.
Jo Dunbar was a participant in Art@Work. She engaged in an artist in residence schools program as part of her professional development pathway. Find out more about Jo's journey and the artist in residence schools program in this article from Arts Victoria.
To find out more about Art@Work contact Caitlin: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0467 200 718 (voice/text).
Art@Work is a partnership between Arts Access Australia and Arts Access Victoria.