Awards categories

The National Arts and Disability Award (Emerging Artist) ($20,000) celebrates the achievements of an Australian artist: 

  • whose outstanding and sustained contribution to their chosen field/s of arts practice has been recognised nationally and/or internationally. 

2020 Recipient


Emily Crockford

The National Arts and Disability Award (Established Artist) ($50,000) recognises a young Australian artist demonstrating outstanding leadership, who: 

  • is 35 years of age or under (at the time of nomination)
  • has made an outstanding contribution to their chosen field/s of practice. 

2020 Recipient


Gaelle Mellis 

The Arts Access Australia’s National Leadership Award ($10,000) recognises and supports new and emerging leaders in the arts who identify as being Deaf or disabled

2020 Recipient


Abbie Madden 

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