Are you an artist with a disability or are interested in arts and creativity?

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 Workshops
If you are interested in developing artistic skills alongside other artists, then ArtLife Workshops are for you! These term-based workshops are facilitated by an Artistic Facilitator, who leads the workshop, and an Engagement Worker, who provides support by removing barriers to participation as much as possible.

In the workshops, you will be supported to find your artistic style and voice, and make decisions around what you would like to make art about. You will develop individual goals which are built into the planning of the term. The workshops involve collective planning sessions during the first two weeks of term and an evaluation discussion during the last week of term. This supports you to provide input into the direction and structure of how the workshops are run.

Workshop artforms include:

Drawing and painting workshops
Screen/digital arts
Dance and performance
Mixed media art making and 3D sculpture

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 will be a NDIS participant
You will need to have passion for the arts and a willingness to make an art goal.
You will need to be able to take directions, work with others as part of a group and be respectful.
You will need to respond to other people’s ideas and offer your own ideas.

Workshops are term based and run for 8-10 weeks.

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;


  • Skill development
  • Social and community participation
  • Group/Centre Activities

Find out more

For bookings and information on specific access and transport.

Amy McMurtrie
Program and Inclusion Coordinator

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