As an arts and disability organisation, DADAA plays an important role in providing opportunities for people with disability to participate in the artistic and cultural life of their communities.

We are an NDIS-registered provider and those enrolled in the NDIS can choose to participate in DADAA’s many programs by having DADAA written into their plan. The arts activities you select will be designed to help you achieve your goals on both a personal and a professional level.

While art and cultural participation is not mentioned directly in the NDIS, arts activities fall under the categories of social and community participation; skills development; pathways to employment; and health and wellbeing.

If you need to find out more about the NDIS, the best starting point is here.


The National Arts and Disability Scheme (NADS) is an important national framework for increasing access to and fostering professional training and employment opportunities in the arts for people with disability.

DADAA’s programs support NADS strategies and help people with disability to reach their full potential by engaging in arts and cultural ability.

At the moment, the current NADS is being renewed to better align with the current needs of people with disability and with larger policy changes such as the introduction of the NDIS.

Here is a short film made by Arts Access Victoria about the role that art plays in the lives of people with disability.

DADAA respectfully acknowledges the Whadjuk and Yued people of the Noongar nation and the Southern Yamatji Peoples, the traditional owners of the lands upon which DADAA operates. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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