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UNDERCOVER ARTIST EXISTS TO PROFILE AND PROMOTE OUTSTANDING WORK BY PERFORMING ARTISTS WITH DISABILITY

WHAT IS undercover artist?

Undercover Artist was developed by Access Arts in consultation with artists experiencing disability, and the arts workers who work with them.

They highlighted the need for more access; access to development, access to performance opportunities, access to funding, access to performance venues and performances. At Undercover Artist, each project and program we undertake is focused on improving access to the arts for everyone.

Undercover Artist focuses on performing artists with disability or who are d/Deaf – each with their own unique story to tell – by harnessing their ability and providing opportunity to upskill, and develop their artistic talent.

At Undercover Artist Festival 2021, we introduced three ‘tracks’ in our programming:

Andi photographed while performing. She is lying down on a green and black tiled floor, pulling a face with her tongue poked out. There is a bright red wooden chair behind her.

CREATIVE

Disability-led, professional performing arts work.

COMMUNITY

Performances from community arts groups and interactive art for the community.

Photo credit: Nick Morrissey. Racheal pictured from waist up,, gesturing with one hand. They have long dark blonde hair pulled back from their face and are wearing glasses.

CAREER

Workshops, panel conversations and professional development opportunities.

Each track has been designed to improve access to the arts for artists with disability or who are d/Deaf​. You will see these track icons used across our website to define the program type, and the opportunity it represents.