Auslan Interpreted Grant Writing Success Workshop with Accessible Arts

Free Auslan interpreted online workshop for artists with disability, 10am-12pm Wednesday 03 June 2020 with Accessible Arts, NSW.

Image description: On the bottom right of the image a cartoon hand colored orange is holding a pen that is connected to a squiggle which cuts across the bottom left of the image. Above the hand is the National Association for the Visual Arts logo and to the left of this in big black block letters there is text that reads 'Grant Writing Success'.

Writing grants is a challenging process. There is a certain nous to matching your idea with the appropriate grant, a definitive ‘art’ to writing and collating support material and a key to understanding application guidelines to gain a clearer understanding of funding criteria. You will be provided with an introduction to funding bodies, tips for researching the right grant for your needs and given an outline of professional support material.

You will also learn a bit about NAVA and be introduced to the Code of Practice for the Professional Australian Visual Arts, Craft and Design Sector. The Code is both a record and a benchmark of best practice across the contemporary arts including legal, ethical and financial business practices, as well as thorough arts industry guidelines.

Workshop Type: Free Auslan interpreted workshop for artists with disability – delivered via Zoom Webinar 

Duration: 2 Hours

RSVP: Email rtindal@aarts.net.au by 26 May 2020

Workshop Facilitator: Dr Riona Tindal (Deaf Arts Coordinator - Accessible Arts) and Justine Youssef (NAVA Professional Practice Coordinator)

About the Workshop Facilitators

Dr Riona Tindal (Deaf Arts Coordinator - Accessible Arts) is a creative artist, thinker, photographer and problem solver. Her practice involves work in the creative industry, advocating accessibility for artists with disability. Riona has a passion for the environment and advocacy for wildlife and their right to have their habitat undisturbed by human impact. Riona has a Bachelor of  Natural History Illustration (BNHI), a BNHI First Class (Honours), (Faculty Medal) and a Doctorate of Philosophy (Natural History Illustration- Arts and Science) from the University of Newcastle. A Bachelor of Arts (BA), Visual and Performing Arts and an Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design and Graphic Communications.


Justine Youssef (Professional Practice Coordinator - NAVA) is an artist working across multiple disciplines, including performance, video, scent and collaboration. The work is rooted in research into moments and places that allow her to reconfigure authoritative realities and move through questions surrounding neo-colonial rhetoric.

Youssef presented her first solo exhibition ‘All Blessings, All Curses’ at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in 2018, and was the recipient of the 2019 John Fries Award. This year she is participating in the Parramatta Artist Studios studio program while working at Pari, a grassroots art space on Darug Land.


This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW. It is also supported by Accessible Arts.


Accessible Arts is the peak arts and disability organisation across New South Wales providing leadership in arts + disability through information, advocacy and the facilitation of excellence in arts practice.

NAVA acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the many First Nations Lands upon which this online event will be streamed and received. We recognise all Custodians of Country throughout all Lands, waters and territories. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded.

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