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Undercover Artist FESTIVAL 2023
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED.

Stay tuned for further festival announcements.

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:

Tony and Tim in three piece suits on stage, seated in their wheelchairs. Each has a microphone stand in front of the and one arm outstretched. Standing behind them are two dancers, a woman and a man, also with one arm outstretched.

CREATIVE

Disability-led, professional performing arts work.

Two females standing with their back to camera, one has brown curly hair, the other with blonde hair. Writing on a white wall filled with test, symbols and icons.

COMMUNITY

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

A female and a male sitting on a black stage touching hands. The female has brown hair and is wearing stripe pants, black t-shirt and a blue face mask. The male has dark hair and is wearing black jean shorts, a dark grey t-shirt and a black watch.

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.

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