Applications are now open for the 2021 Accessible Arts and Bundanon Trust Artist-In-Residence Program which will provide a prestigious creative and career development opportunity for up to five (5) artists with disability from NSW and the ACT.

Successful applicants will be funded to undertake a six (6) night residency at the renowned Bundanon Trust estate from 13 – 19 September (dependent on any relevant COVID travel restrictions).

The Bundanon Trust is a beautiful rural property near Nowra in NSW that was gifted to the Australian people by famous Australian artist Arthur Boyd. The estate now supports arts practice and engagement with the arts through residency, education, exhibition and performance programs. Accessible Arts is NSW’s peak disability and arts organisation and for the last four years has partnered with the Bundanon Trust to present an annual residency program for artists with disability.

Successful applicants will be accommodated in accessible self-catering cabins incorporating an artist’s studio. They will also be given a bursary to cover per diems. Applications close on Monday 12 July: APPLY NOW:

An online information session will be held on Monday 21 June from 2pm – 3pm to provide potential applicants with more detail about the program and the application process. REGISTER NOW:

Accessible Arts Interim CEO Morwenna Collett: “Artists with disability don’t always get the same opportunities as artists without disability due to a range of physical, financial, and cultural barriers. This program is all about trying to level the playing field for professional artists with disability so they can take their creativity and their careers to the next level.

“The Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program is the largest of its kind in Australia, making it highly sought after by artists nationally. The residencies have been important steppingstones in the careers of many successful Australian artists, and this is what makes our annual initiative an incredibly valuable creative and career development opportunity for artists with disability.

“Due to the impact of the COVID pandemic, the budget for this year’s residency program is being raised through a community fundraising program, and so we’d like to thank everyone who is contributing for their kindness and generosity. If you haven’t already contributed, please consider doing so. Any support we receive is going to make a huge difference in the lives of five very talented artists.”

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Michael Badorrek
Marketing Manager


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