Applications for the Accessible Arts video art program ArtScreen 2022 that encourages video artists with disability, or who are d/Deaf to develop video artworks, are now open.
Two artists will be selected to create new works which explore themes of identity, access and social connectedness. Each artist will receive $11,500 in grant funding toward the production of their work. An additional $9,000 of in-kind production support is available from partnering organisations Bus Stop Films and Western Sydney community creative hub A.C.E. As part of this program, artists will undertake a professional mentorship from video artist Dr Zanny Begg.
“ArtScreen aims to broaden engagement with, and appreciation of, the distinctive insights and skills of artists with disability,” Accessible Arts CEO, Liz Martin said. “These unique and compelling works make an important contribution to the diversity of cultural expression in Sydney.”
The artworks will be screened at the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art in celebration of International Day of People with Disability.
“The MCA provides a high profile showing and creates a unique opportunity for artists with disability. Previous ArtScreen work has gone on to be further developed and selected as part of this year’s Cannes Short Film Festival,” Martin said.
Applications close Tuesday 26 April. For details and to apply visit: https://aarts.net.au/news/applications-now-open-for-artscreen-2022/
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