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Nexus 2023: Professional Development

Nexus is a free program for Deaf and Disabled artists between the ages of 18-25. Where you will learn how to support yourself as an artist, hear from industry professionals and connect with other Deaf and Disabled artists.

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Nexus will run Thursdays 1 – 3 pm from August 3 to September 21. You can come in person at Arts Access Victoria offices or join online.  

Topics covered in Nexus: 

  • Asking for access and creating boundaries 
  • Grant Writing and budgeting  
  • Building your online presence  
  • Pitching and networking 
  • Bios and resumes 

Want to be a part of Nexus? 

Expression of Interest (EOI) is now open for Nexus 2023. Spots are limited so submit your EOI as soon as possible. You can do this by filling out this online form or download the word version and email it to Arty Owens, Creative Producer for Youth Programs, at 

Nexus 2023 Expression of Interest

Meet the Facilitator 

Jax is seated in their manual wheelchair smiling at the camera. They are wearing a black shirt with blue, green, orange and red frogs on it with a black background, blue shorts and maroon boots with rainbow laces. They have short black hair and are wearing glasses. Their right-hand is touching their glasses so you can see their wheelchair feminist tattoo]

Jax Brown (they/them) is an esteemed disability and LGBTIQA+ rights activist, writer, educator and consultant. Jax is the co-chair of Inclusive Rainbow Voices: a new organisation for LGBTIQA+ people with disabilities. Jax’s tireless commitment to LGBTIQA+ disability human rights and advocacy has been recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). 

Jax utilises their experience as a queer, trans wheelchair user to explore intersectional identities. They view disability as a socio-political issue of intersectional equality, access, and human rights.  

Jax has served on the Victorian Disability Advisory Council, Victorian Government’s LGBTI Taskforce Health and Human Services Working Group, and the Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission’s Disability Reference Group. 

Jax is interested in how we can build a just and equitable society together.