Arts Project Australia

Arts Project Australia is a centre of excellence that supports artists with intellectual disabilities, promoting their work and advocating for inclusion within contemporary arts practice. Since its inception, Arts Project Australia has continued to strive for excellence, both in the quality of the exhibitions presented and the quality of the innovative studio program. Established in 1974 as Arts Project for the Mentally Retarded, we have continually been a leader and innovator in the arts and disability sectors. We were the first full time arts studio for artists with an intellectual disability in Australia, and over the past 35 years have built an enviable reputation nationally and internationally for the creative and individual studio philosophy, as well as the outstanding artwork produced there. It's our job to promote our artists and their work to the broader community, and our artists enjoy exhibition opportunities in a range of local, national and international galleries.

Legal status:

Incorporated association

(public benevolent association)


Permanent address:

24 High Street
Northcote VIC 3070


Phone number:

+61 3 9482 4484


Email address:




Year of foundation: 1974


Number of permanent staff:

Full time: 5

Part time: 14


Type of organisation:

Studio and Gallery