Art and You: A planning guide

cover page of the guide. Light brown background with a black and white charcoal drawing of a woman dancing. the title is written over her in black letteringThis guide was written for individuals interested in, or already making art. It is designed to help individuals plan how they want to be involved in the arts. It includes information about rights and gives tools to help people to make art in the way that they want, no matter what else is going on in their life. The guide is particularly suitable for people with mental health issues, and includes people with disability as well. It takes a self-advocacy approach and is written in a clear and concise way.

The Art and You guide is published by Arts Access Victoria and can be used in conjunction with other planning processes such as the NDIS and other community services. An encouraging quote “But no-one can tell you you’re not an artist. If people don’t understand what you are trying to tell them, then try again or find someone to help you explain.”