National Arts and Disability Awards

Please join us in recognising Australian artists and arts workers who have made an outstanding contribution to the artistic and cultural life of the nation, at the third annual National Arts and Disability Awards.

Through a partnership between Arts Access Australia and the Australia Council for the Arts, this event presented the following awards:

National Leadership Award: Eliza Hull
Arts Access Australia
Made possible through the support of the Feilman Foundation

National Arts and Disability Award for Young Artist: Georgia Scott
Australia Council for the Arts

National Arts and Disability Award for Established Artist: Timothy Cook
Australia Council for the Arts

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Meet the 2021 recipients

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The National Arts and Disability Award for Established Artist 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.

The recipient of this award will receive $50,000.

The National Arts and Disability Award for Young Artist 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.

The recipient of this award will receive $20,000.

  • Emily Crockford, Australia Council National Arts and Disability Award (Emerging Artist)
  • Gaelle Mellis, Australia Council National Arts and Disability Award (Established Artist)
  • Abbie Madden, Arts Access Australia’s National Leadership Award
  • Dion Beasly, Australia Council National Arts and Disability Award (Emerging Artist)
  • Janice Florence, Australia Council National Arts and Disability Award (Established Artist)
  • Madeleine Little, Arts Access Australia’s National Leadership Award