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Accessible Arts launches ArtScreen initiative for artists with a disability

Accessible Arts have launched ArtScreen, a new video initiative for visual artists and filmmakers with disability.

ArtScreen will enable artists with disability to develop their careers by creating work in the increasingly prevalent format of video art.

The successful applicant will be mentored by experienced video artist Dr Zanny Begg to create a video artwork which explores identity and social connectedness in urban spaces.

ArtScreen is an initiative of Accessible Arts – NSW’s peak arts and disability organisation – in partnership with inclusive screen production school Bus Stop Films, Western Sydney community creative hub I.C.E. and video art streaming service Prototype. The project is being co-funded by the City of Sydney.

The production budget of $15,000 includes $7500 in equipment and facilities hire from I.C.E. as well as the support of students from Bus Stop Films. Prototype will have an option to screen the artwork. ArtScreen is a pilot project for an expanded version of the initiative which may be delivered in the future.

Applicants for ArtScreen must identify as being Deaf and/or a person with disability, must be emerging or mid-career visual artists or filmmakers and must reside in NSW. Applicants do not require prior experience working with video as a creative format. Applicants must supply a creative concept and project budget.

Applications close 5pm on Monday 9 March 2020.

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