ArtLife is a program for people with disability who have an interest in art and creativity, as well as for emerging and established artists. Through ArtLife, we facilitate opportunities for people with disability to work towards individual artistic goals, across a range of chosen art forms and art practices.

ArtLife Residency
If you are an artist with a disability, have a dedicated artistic practice and want to work towards ambitious and high-impact public projects, the ArtLife Residency may be a pathway for you. ArtLife Residency artists have a readiness to take their artistic profile to new professional contexts.

ArtLife Residency meet weekly over 24 months and are provided individual creative development support by Artistic Facilitators and Creative Producers. The program requires artists to have demonstrated their dedication to developing a professional arts practice.

Who is it for?
You will need to be known to have or identify with having a disability and be 18 years old or over.
You need to be a participant of the ArtLife program who has attended workshops for at least 6 months.
Have a readiness to create an ambitious art goal and want to present your art as part of an exhibition, event, and/or performance.
Be committed to your art practice, and want to participate in ArtLife Residency for two years (24 months).
Be professional and respectful when collaborating with other professional artists and staff.

24 months

How to apply
You must be already part of the ArtLife program for at least
6-months. Please talk to program staff if you are interested.

Program and Opportunity Access

Venue orientation can be arranged if required and people can attend with a one-on-one support person, this must be indicated during intake process.

Venue Access

Here you will find venue access information about Footscray Community Arts;


  • Artistic outcome based

Find out more

For bookings and information on specific access and transport.

Amy McMurtrie
Program and Inclusion Coordinator

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