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Adam Knapper drawing.


Artist in focus – Adam Knapper

Over July, Adam is utilising this funding to work toward a series of drawings for a solo online exhibition in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project, Down the...

The Echo Collective ensemble meeting on a Zoom call.


Echo Collective online

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, performing arts ensemble Echo Collective have shifted location. From meeting at Phoenix Youth Centre in Footscray, the artists now meet online via Zoom. The ensemble have...

Michel Paul Tuomy and Adam Cass.


Artist in focus – Michel Tuomy

Artist and playwright Michel Tuomy has been interviewed by the NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency). Michel was supported by AAV with his NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) application process. We...


City of Port Phillip announces Arts Response Grants

Under the THRIVE stream, Deaf and Disabled artists and Disability-led groups who live or work in Port Phillip can apply for up to $4,000. Applications close at 12 midnight...


Melbourne Fringe Festival information session and The Gathering

Melbourne Fringe Festival information session Do you have an Arts Project? Are you interested in being in this year’s Fringe Festival? If so, join us for the Fringe Festival...

Supporting our creative state. 


Sustaining Creative Workers Initiative – Stream 3: Deaf and Disabled Artists

Under the Stream 3, the initiave will support Deaf and Disabled artists across all creative disciplines, to research and develop projects or skills, and/or connect with new audiences or...

Toni Arfaras and a drawing of a lizard.


Artist in focus – Toni Arfaras

“In September 2013, I was 46 years old, a primary school teacher, wife, mum of three children (aged 16, 19 and 21) and I volunteered on a variety of...

Three laptops with a Zoom call on the screens.


SRS Studios response to COVID-19

 For three hours a week, facilitating artists go into these houses and run art workshops, some in a dedicated art space, others in dining rooms, lounge-rooms or courtyards… wherever...


AAV Response to Australia Council Four-Year Funding Outcomes

From those 144 organisations, 95 (down from 128 in 2016) will receive four-year funding from 2021 to 2024. The other 49 organisations, which currently receive four-year funding but were...