Breaking Barriers: The Importance of Accessible Performing Arts and Inclusive Representation

Breaking Barriers: The Importance of Accessible Performing Arts and Inclusive Representation In today’s world we hear the phrases ‘inclusive society’ and ‘equal opportunity’ often but what does this mean in performing arts? It is essential for the performing arts industry to embrace accessibility and provide equal opportunities for artists with disability. But beyond inclusivity, the […]

Five minutes with Festival Producer Bek

Five Minutes with Undercover Artist Festival Producer Rebekkah Law World Theatre Day – 27 March – marked two important events in the Undercover Artist calendar. We launched our Make the Stage fundraising campaign (donate before 30 May for your donation to be doubled thanks to Creative Partnerships Australia!).   But that’s not all! That same […]

Undercover Artist Festival Dates Announced!

Undercover Artist Festival 2023 DATES announced 20 September – 23 September 2023 Australia’s premier performing arts and disability-led festival Undercover Artist Festival is back for 2023. Rolling out the blue carpet at Queensland Theatre from 20 September to 23 September at Brisbane Festival.  Headlining only artists with disability, Undercover Artist promises to bring incredible talent […]

Double your donation to Make the Stage

DOUBLE YOUR DONATION TO SUPPORT ARTISTS MAKE THE STAGE Support Undercover Artist World Theatre Day by doubling your donation thanks to Creative Partnerships Australia and Arts Queensland After the success of being awarded funding through Creative Partnerships Australia Plus1 Program, we are seeking the support of generous donors to double this funding.  Disabled artists have […]

Congratulations to everyone at the 2022 Matilda Awards!

Congratulations Matilda Award The ceremony for the 2022 Matilda Awards was held last night, and it was so brilliant to see so many amazing and talented performers come together. We want to say a massive congratulations to all the nominees and winners last night! There were a few performers there who are particularly close to […]

Undercover Artist 2023 Development Program artists announced

Undercover Artist Development Program 2023 Announced Undercover Artist Development Program is now in full swing with our 2023 program artists announced!Please join us in welcoming Alexandra, Joel, Donna and Emma-June.If there is one thing all these talented artists have in common, it’s their passion for embracing their own individuality and speaking their truth through performing […]

National Creative Partnerships Australia

Undercover Artist and Access Arts funding recipients for the Plus1 Program Undercover Artist Festival, presented by Access Arts, have received financial support through Creative Partnerships Australia Plus1 Program.     Festival Director Madeleine Little says, “We are so grateful to Creative Partnerships Australia and Arts Queensland for their support of our campaign. We have an […]

2022 Early Career Artist Award Recipient Maddie Little

Early Career Artist Award

2022 EARLY CAREER AWARD Maddie Little, Undercover Artist Festival Director, is the recipient of the 2022 National Arts and Disability Award for Early Career Artist. This award is in recognition of her work as an artist, advocate and mentor for artists with disability.   As well as leading and directing the Undercover Artist Festival, Maddie […]

Five minutes with Naavikaran

Five minutes with Naavikaran Undercover Artist Festival is all about providing a platform for incredible performing arts projects by artists with disability – and promoting their ongoing success. We’re so excited to see Brown Church this weekend at The Tivoli during Brisbane Festival.To celebrate, we spent five minutes with Naavikaran to ask some quick questions about her time […]


Two people standing close together for a photo outside. Louise Bezzina (left) is wearinga bright orange jumpsuit and smiling. Madeleine Little (right) is wearing a black top and pants and has one hand resting on a pink cane. They are both smiling.

A SHARED VISION UNITES UNDERCOVER ARTIST FESTIVAL AND BRISBANE Bending rules, pushing boundaries, spotlighting incredible talent – these shared artistic goals beat at the heart of both Undercover Artist Festival and Brisbane Festival. Harnessing this natural synchronicity, Australia’s premier performing arts and disability festival and Queensland’s most-anticipated major arts and cultural festival join forces in 2021 […]