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Nexus is an eight-week fully subsidised professional development program for young (18-26) artists and arts workers with disability.

Led by AAV's lived experience artist and producer Heidi Everett and creative producer Phil Noack, the program involves:  

  • guest speakers; 
  • building your profile;
  • developing confidence in your artistic voice;
  • connecting in with arts industry; 
  • building support for your creative projects and aspirations; and
  • how to navigate Melbourne's arts scene. 

The structure of the program includes both group and one-on-one sessions, with lots of interactive learning and opportunities for practice placements.

“The [Nexus] program built confidence in my abilities as an artist and mental health advocate, and spurred my involvement in community projects I previously didn’t feel ‘qualified’ or ‘adequate’ enough to pursue,” said 2018 Nexus participant Romy Durrant in an article for SBS Life.

For more information, please contact Heidi Everett at or on (03) 9699 8299.