Welcome to GENERATE

GENERATE is an inclusive arts network supporting Canberra artists experiencing disability or disadvantage, valuing and promoting accessible and visible arts. If you are an artist, arts organization or health service provider, and want to work in an inclusive community arts framework, settle in to this great site, make yourself at home - this is your place to GENERATE 



Register I-Day events for 2015 now!


Are you hosting or arranging an event for the International day of people with Disability?

Add it to the ACT program of I-Day event here.

Contact Ann McMahon at Belconnen Arts Centre for more information on (02 ) 6173 3320 or email here.


Mind the Art - free art workshop


Presented by the Mental Helath Consumer Network for Mental Health Week, this free art workshop at the Griffin Centre on 8 October is an opportunity for people with lived experience of mental illness to come together and contribute to a painting collage that will be publicly displayed.

For more info or to RSVP, phone: 6230 5796 or email actmhcn@actmhcn.org.au

Free to attend/ Everyone welcome

ACT MHCN received a reimbursement grant from the Mental Health Week Committee to assist with this event


Paperworks inclusive programs 2015


Paperworks Inc. fun inclusive paper art/craft sessions start again at:
1. Botanic Gardens (Fridays 1pm-3pm starting Feb 6 – call Barbara for more information on 0416 449 772)
and at
2. Paperworks Inc. Studio,  350 Antill St ,Ted Noffs Foundation (Thursdays 1pm-3pm , starting Feb 5 – phone Kathy for more information on 0451 681 978)
For bookings email canberrapaperworks@gmail.com and follow them on facebook: Paperworks-Inc Canberra

Nancy Tingey Awarded...


For establishing the Painting with Parkinsons program in 1994, Nancy Tingey was recetly acknowledged during the Cheif Ministers Inclusion Awards for her Lifetime Acheivement. Painting with Parkinson's provides benefits to participants including releif from symptoms, decreased feelings of isolation and depression. Congratulations Nancy and to the team of volunteers, including Kate Sterrenberg, John Pratt, Roberta and others, who have kept the program running for 20 years. To find out how to participate or support his innovative Cnberra program, visit the Painting with Parkinson's website here.

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Friday Fundays at DISH

Paul Dumetz is leading Friday ceramic modeling classes monthly at DISH, the Disability Information Support Hub in Weedon Close Belconnen. For information about forthcoming sessions contact Maureen Howe on 6205 9365.


IGNITE performances for Mindscapes and I-Day

Participants in Belconnen Arts Centre's IGNITE Alternative Arts Academy will present public outcomes for the Mindscapes Festival of Art and Mental Health and the Internatoinal Day of people with Disability.


Mindscapes Festival of Art and mental Health

The Mindscapes festival Kicks Off next week with an Expo, performances, films and more. Check out the program.


I-Day events in Canberra for 2014

A comprehensive program of events for the international Day of people with Disability is available now.


Festival Of Voices in Tasmania

Bob Invites individuals and groups of artists living with disability to showcase their talent in the creative hub and heart of Hobart in July 2015.


Funding for artists living with disability

$300,000 has been allocated to support the new Australia Council Artists with Disability Program, to enable Australian artists living with disability to create, develop, present, produce, exhibit and tour their work.

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