Richard Llewellyn Deaf and Disability Arts (RLDDA)

Up to $25,000 is available from Richard Llewellyn Deaf and Disability Arts (RLDDA) to help organisations and artists to pursue art projects and to develop the careers of disabled artists.

Richard Llewellyn Deaf and Disability Arts (RLDDA)

Richard Llewellyn Deaf and Disability Arts (RLDDA)

The Richard Llewellyn Deaf and Disability Arts (RLDDA) program supports projects and initiatives by South Australian practising professional Deaf and disabled artists.



The Richard Llewellyn Arts and Disability Trust aims to ensure professional artists with a disability receive funding to support their creative and artistic goals.



The funding categories are:

  • Individual grants of up to $10,000 to individual artists
  • Emerging grants of up to $3,000 to emerging artists at the start of their career
  • Organisation grants of up to $25,000 to organisations where artists with a disability will benefit and have involvement
  • Short notice grants of up to $3,000
  • Access grants of up to $10,000 to increase access to arts and cultural activity by South Australians with a disability.


Eligible Projects

Your application will be assessed against the following criteria:

Artistic merit may refer to:

  • innovation, originality, quality, creativity and ambition
  • the track record, creative achievement and skill of the artist or artists involved
  • the context in which the work is being undertaken
  • the potential contribution to the development of the art form
  • evidence of experimentation, risk taking and bravery.

Viability may refer to:

  • the planning and resources required to achieve the potential of the proposal
  • the ability of the applicant to meet the logistical challenges of the proposal
  • evidence of strong financial and operational management, including a realistic budget and timeline
  • evidence of additional resources and support, including other sources of income and in kind contributions.

Engagement may refer to:

  • the potential to grow audiences and their critical understanding of the art form
  • the development of new markets, locally, nationally and/or internationally
  • the development of new ways to engage with those markets
  • the potential to provide a broader range of people with opportunities to participate in arts experiences, through strategies that increase access, social inclusion and cultural diversity
  • evidence of deeper engagement with, and the involvement of, particular communities and/or audiences and the delivery of artistic benefits to them.

Development may refer to:

  • the development of artist and art form practice
  • the potential to enhance the skills and/or professional reputation of the applicant
  • the capacity to forge new pathways for artist and sector development
  • the capacity to develop new networks, collaborations and partnerships
  • the contribution to South Australia’s reputation as a centre of cultural leadership at a national and international level, and the resultant economic benefits.

Artistic Merit and Viability are the two key criteria to consider in your proposal. Address the Engagement and/or Development criteria as they relate to your proposal. Your proposal may meet both.You do not need to respond to each individual bullet point.


Eligible Applicants

South Australian artists, arts workers, arts managers with disabilities can apply. You can be an individual or organisation.
Individuals must:

  • be an Australian citizen or have permanent resident status
  • be based in South Australia for at least 12 months
  • identify as having a disability
  • identify as either an artist, arts worker or arts administrator.

Organisations must be based in South Australia and have a project that involves South Australian professional practising artists with a disability.

Organisations must be one of the following:

  • a not-for-profit community organisation and group
  • an arts and cultural organisation, including those receiving ongoing Arts South Australia funding
  • a Federal, State and Local Government agency.



Applications close 16 April 2018.


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