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Current Programs

These are a series of in person and online free visual art and digital art workshops. Each workshop is led by an established Deaf and Disabled artist. Afterwards you will have access to the space for making art and socialising with other Deaf and Disabled artist.

The idea is to provide some of the space, resources, social connection and skills development you would get in a higher education arts course.

Click here for more information on the 2024 workshops.

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Capturing the City brings together young Deaf and Disabled artists from schools and TAFEs across Melbourne. The workshops are held at SIGNAL on Flinders walk. The perfect place for artists to experience the city, learn new skills or just experiment. The program ends in with a celebration and a chance to show off their artwork. For example, in 2022, the Capturing the City artists collaborated to create a mural that hung up on flinders walk.  

If you are a school or TAFE and are interested in getting involved, contact Arty Owens, Creative Producer, Youth Programs by email:

This award celebrates Stella Young and honours her by awarding a young Australian disabled artist each year with $3,000.   This is a great opportunity for disabled artists aged 16 – 30 to be recognised for their impact on disability activism and culture through their artistic practice in comedy, performing arts or screen culture.   

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Nexus is a free professional development program for ages 18-26. It is for young Deaf and Disabled people who want to build a career in the arts. It covers topics from social media, finance, creating your bio and more. The program runs once a week for eight weeks. 

This all-ages one-day music festival is all about hard sounds with cozy vibes. It features local bands, free entry and access features. Plus snacks and drinks are on the house.  

To find out more about Snug Rock, check in on our socials and eNews

The Youth Advisory Committee is made up of 8 Deaf and Disabled artists. They meet every 6 weeks to improve and contribute to AAV programs and practices.