Creative and Therapies Activities (CATA) Group

The CATA Group run a variety of arts and craft activities for people who have a disability of all skills and abilities at their Warwick facility.  These include painting, drawing, textiles, ceramics and woodwork.


Disability In the Arts, Disadvantage in the Arts (DADAA)

DADAA run a number of visual art workshops for people with disability at their Fremantlle, Midland and Lancelin localities.


Mixed Palette Inc.

Mixed Palette currently run weekly art workshops every Friday, as well as art projects, in Rockingham.  Mixed Palette has a focus on promoting inclusive practice within the community and has a core group of artists who have intellectual disability and who model processes, artistic skills and leadership within the group.


Mundaring Arts Centre

The Mundaring Arts centre run a number of ongoing art workshops facilitated by professional Western Australian artists.  The workshops and the Centre have a very inclusive approach to people with disability.


The Art Corner 

Art Mentor Tricia Coffey is running weekly pottery classes for all abilities, in particular people who have an intellectual disability.  The classes are held every Friday 9.30am-12pm at the Pottery Barn, Edenvale Complex, Pinjarra.  For further information please contact Tricia on 9530 1012 or



Western Australia



Country Arts WA

Creative and Therapies Activities (C.A.T.A) Group

Department of Culture and the Arts

Disability In the Arts, Disadvantage in the Arts (DADAA)

Disability Services Commission

Fairholme Disability Support Group

Fusion Art Project

Propel You Arts WA


Access Arts Inc (Queensland)

accessibleARTS / Arts + Disability NSW

Access2Arts (South Australia)

Arts Access Australia

Arts Access Victoria

Australia Council for the Arts

Big hART

Supported Studio Network




Department of Culture and the Arts – Various Funding Programs

The Department of Culture and the Arts offers a range of funding programs available to Western Australian artists, designers, communities and organisations.  These funding programs are for all art forms and include (but are not limited to) Arts Development, Indigenous Arts, Young People and the Arts, and Organisations.

DADAA – Nexus Arts Grant

Launched in 2013, the Nexus Arts Grants are for Western Australian artists with disability aged between 16 and 25. The grant has three categories: $2000 for Kickstart projects, $5000 and $10,00 for more established artists.

CAN WA – Catalyst Community Arts Fund

The Catalyst Community Arts Fund supports projects that:

  • Facilitate and support Western Australian community-determined arts and culture activities that express local culture an identity
  • Promote the values of community empowerment, social inclusion, respect for diversity and self-determination

This fund focuses on the community learning new skills, experiencing and participating in the arts.

There are two rounds per year, each closing 30 March for projects beginning 1 July, and 30 September for projects beginning 1 January.

NDS WA – Community Living and Participation Grants

The Community Living and Participation Grants assist West Australian individuals with a permanent disability.  Grants of between $500 and $10,000 are available for equipment, resources, projects and activities that:

  • enable people with disabilities to participate in recreational and social activities; and
  • improve the quality of life for people with disability and their families.

Lotterywest – Grants

Lotterywest have a range of grants for not-for-profit organisations (including small unincorporated groups) and local government authorities.  Grant types include but are not limited to Community Events, Community Spaces, Furniture and Equipment, and Projects.

Healthway – Arts and Community Events Sponsorship

The primary purpose for Healthway’s Arts and Community Events Sponsorship Program is to provide sponsorship support for community based arts and culture activities such as festivals, theatre/dance productions, concerts, exhibitions and workshops and where there is a significant opportunity to change behaviours and environments to improve health.  Please note: Individuals are not eligible for Healthway sponsorship support.

Country Arts WA – Funding

Country Arts WA support individuals, organisations and communities in regional and remote, and very remote, Western Australia through state and federal funding and advice.  Every year they award up to half a million dollars to over 100 regional community arts projects or individuals across WA.

Australia Council for the Arts – Grants

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. Each year, they deliver over $200 million in funding for arts organisations and individual artists across the country.  They have numerous funding programs for all art forms.

 Arts Access Australia – Access Fund

The AAA Access Fund offers small to medium sized organisations up to $2,000 to contribute to improving access to their programs or services. Small to medium arts organisations are defined as organisations with a turnover of less than $3 million and less than 10 equivalent full-time staff.  AAA will fund up to 50% of total cost (maximum AAA funding $2,000) of the items requested and the applicant will need to cover the remainder. Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have a commitment to making programs and services accessible.

Local Government Authorities

It is worth contacting your local government authority to see what arts or community funding they offer for individuals and organisations.  For a list of local government authorities in WA and their websites please visit