Artists first, disabled second Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles Ausdance WA faces the chop If Ausdance WA fails to secure its funding next month, the West could lose its major dance advocate. The arts funding drought Consistent financial discrimination funnels arts money into richer companies, leaving independent artists gasping for air. Where's the money in the SA Arts Plan? (locked) Following the release of South Australia's first arts plan in almost 20 years, Ben Brooker digs into the document to see if it was worth the wait. NAVA recommends new charter of artist fees (locked) From solo exhibitions to museum shows and public art commissions, NAVA has drafted a new charter of fees for artists and arts workers, and is inviting comment. (Premium content) Premium content Sue Roff Thursday 13 December, 2012 Arts funding agencies fail to understand the value or needs of intellectually disabled artists. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Join Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of members-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder ... and much, much more. Join Now and join the Australian arts community today For the past four years I have been responsible for running an organisation that specifically exists to support artists with intellectual disabilities, promoting their work and advocating for their inclusion within contemporary art practice. Arts Project Australia was established 38 years ago with the aim that the artwork of people with intellectual disabilities should be accepted on its merits as visual art, not “disabled art”. It should be exhibited in a professional manner, not tacked up on a supermarket wall. It should stand proudly beside work by “non-disabled” artists. Oh – and it should be good! Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Sue Roff is Executive Director of Arts Project.