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Two women talking to each other. The one on the right is Lesley Hall.

Lesley Hall Arts and Disability Scholarship

The Lesley Hall Scholarship is an annual program for Victorian Deaf and Disabled artists and advocates. The scholarship prize is a $5,000 grant and a 12-month residency at Arts Access Victoria.

The program supports the winner to deliver a new arts project that challenges assumptions about disability. The artwork can be visual art, photography, poetry, writing, short film or a theatrical or dance piece.

Through this scholarship, we honour the activism and legacy of our late Board Chair Lesley Hall. Lesley was a tireless advocate for the human rights of disabled people. She became famous for protesting the Miss Australia Quest in 1981. And she influenced the formation of the NDIS, amongst many other achievements.

Stay tuned for details via our newsletter and our website.