It's about involving everyone

Everyone has a right to take part in arts and culture. This right is part of two important documents:

  • the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; and
  • the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Article 30 – Participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport

These documents say that governments must make sure people with disability can:

Be creative
Learn new creative and artistic skills
Make art
Attend arts and cultural events

We have rights to take part, feel included and valued in arts and culture.

To ensure our rights, access and equality are essential. Choose art makes access the key criteria to have a listing on the website.

Why should you add arts to your NDIS plan?

The arts can provide a place to:
  • develop skills;
  • find and keep a job;
  • build capacity; and
  •  enjoy social and community participation
There are loads of other benefits. The arts:
  • build self-esteem, self-confidence, a sense of self-worth and emotional development.
  • develop fine motor skills, gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
  • are a fun enjoyable activity that helps people connect.
  • gives people, including non-verbal people, the ability to express their emotions creatively in a safe way.
  • let people express how they see the world and their place in it.
  • raise ambitions and expectations.
  • unlock the creative potential of people with disability.
  • are a great way for people with disability to be successful in life; and
  • are a valid career option!

Art and culture are definitely reasonable and necessary in your life.
Make the arts part of your NDIS plan!

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We’ve got great partners - Our Funders

Choose Art is a Commonwealth project supported by the Cultural Ministers of each State and Territory through Arts ACT; Arts Tasmania; Create NSW; Creative Victoria; Culture and Arts WA; Arts South Australia; Arts Queensland; Department of Tourism and Culture, NT and the Federal Minister through the Department of Communications and the Arts.


Arts Access Victoria also acknowledges support from Department of Health and Human Services Victoria.


Arts Access Victoria has created Choose Art in partnership with Arts Access Australia, Access2Arts, Access Arts, Accessible Arts, Arts Access Darwin, Belconnen Arts Centre, DADAA and Incite Arts.

We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.

We acknowledge that this website is managed on the land of the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct our business. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia and we respectfully pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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