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Auspicing services

Arts Access Victoria (AAV) offers auspicing service to Deaf and Disabled artists, groups or organisations.

Auspicing is where AAV takes on the financial administration of your grant.

Benefits of auspicing include:

  • Support with your application
  • Access to AAV’s organisational status
  • Public Liability Insurance coverage
  • Distribution of funding, including flexible payment
  • Promotion of your project

Please contact us about your project needs and the kinds of support we offer.

Email Sarah Fiddaman (AAV Manager, Artist Support Services) or call (03) 9699 8299.

Past Programs

With the support from Creative Victoria, in 2021 we created a new grants program for Deaf and Disabled Artists, Creatives and Arts Workers in Victoria.

The program was a pilot study in creating accessible funding programs for Deaf and Disabled artists We wanted to drive change for future funding programs.

There were two funding streams in Accelerate:

  • Nurture are grants of $5,000 (plus $2,500 access costs) for artists
  • Create are grants of $15,000 (plus $5,000 access costs) for artists

This program is now closed.

Learn more about Accelerate

Arts Access Victoria partnered with Port Phillip Council to deliver THRIVE Creative Grants. These grants aimed to assist and encourage Victorian Deaf and Disabled artists to:

  • develop professional skills and realise creative projects in the City of Port Phillip.
  • increase the diversity of individuals accessing Council’s arts programs and processes.

The creative projects were presented during Open Doors Emerald Hill, a free one-day winter arts festival in July.

This program is currently closed.

For more information on City of Port Phillip funding, please email the Council’s Cultural Development Officer or call (03) 9209 6777 via ASSIST.