Empowering artists with intellectual disability

As We Are is an important Western Australian
community initiative that aims to bring joy and
wellbeing to the lives of artists with
intellectual disability.


As We Are Art Awards

Our annual state-wide exhibition and awards
program showcases the talents of WA artists
with intellectual disability.


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We coordinate a range of initiatives for WA artists with intellectual disability, including:

  • As We Are Art Award and Exhibition
    The annual As We Are Art Awards are a state-wide art award and exhibition open to all Western Australian artists with intellectual disability (aged 18+).
  • A select annual exhibition at a Perth art gallery
    The exhibition evolves out of collaborative workshops that enable each artist to create art works through industry mentorships.
  • Disability and the Arts Network
    Join the Network to stay up-to-date with As We Are, attend our annual forums and contribute opportunities, news or events to our newsletter.
  • Disability and the Arts Forums
    Each year As We Are aims to host an annual forum for members of the Disability and the Arts Network on topics related to intellectual disability and the arts.
  • Newsletters
    A quarterly e-newsletter, detailing current news, opportunities and other art events.
  • Artist mentorships
    Mentorships provide the opportunity for recipients to develop their professional art practice and career.