What is the NDIS?

The NDIS provides funding to Australians aged under 65, who have permanent and significant disability, including intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive and psychological disability. The NDIS is designed for people with disability access services that they choose. This can include artistic programs.

How can I use my NDIS funds at Footscray Community Arts?

NDIS participants can use Core and Capacity Building Supports to participate in our ArtLife programs. The funds are used to pay for direct support to engage in these activities. NDIS funds DO NOT cover the cost of materials, event tickets, festival tickets, performance tickets or food and beverages. These must be paid separately using your own money.

What services are available for different kinds of NDIS Supports?

Below are the main  NDIS registration groups we use, however, we work with each NDIS participant and their NDIS plan case by case.

Core Supports:
NDIS Registration Group – Participation in the Community
  • ArtLife Workshops
  • ArtLife Residency

NDIS Registration Group – Innovative Community Participation

  • ArtLife Workshops
  • ArtLife Residency

Capacity Building Supports:
NDIS Registration Group – Development of Daily Living and Life Skills
  • ArtLife Arts Industry Workshop
Privately Paid Services (Not funded by NDIS):
  • Material fees
  • Food and beverage
  • Merchandise purchases
  • Tickets to events


Please contact Amy McMurtrie on amy@footscrayarts.com
or 03 9362 8879

Amy is available Tuesday to Friday, 9am–4.30pm

Please note that as a registered service, we are externally audited regularly.

Other Resources

ArtLife NDIS Handbook
NDIS Price Guide
NDIS Provider Number:  4050040838

Contact Our Team

Want to find out more about the ArtLife Program? Email ArtLife Program and Inclusion Coordinator Amy McMurtrie.

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