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 to give people with disability access to services that they choose. This can include artistic programs, such as Footscray Community Arts flagship program ArtLife Studio. 

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 Studio programs. The funds are used to pay for direct support to engage in these activities. NDIS funds do not cover the cost of event or gallery tickets, performance tickets or food and beverages. These must be paid separately using your own money. 

We also encourage people who require one-to-one support to access community-based programs to bring a support worker to assist you.  

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 – Access Community Social and Recreational Activities 

  • ArtLife Workshops 
  • ArtLife Self-Directed Studio 
  • Artlife Social Studio 

NDIS Registration Group – Innovative Community Participation 

  • Art Industry Workshop 
  • ArtLife Residency 

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

Privately Paid Services (Not funded by NDIS): 

  • Materials for your artwork (some supplies are provided in the program) 
  • Food and beverages 
  • Merchandise purchases 
  • Tickets to events, exhibitions, or galleries 


Please contact us Sunny at artlife@footscrayarts.com
or 03 9362 8879

Sunny is available to speak on the phone Monday – Thursday, 10am–3pm.

Other Resources

NDIS Price Guide
NDIS Provider Number:  4050040838

Contact Our Team

Want to find out more about the ArtLife Program? Get in touch with our team through email.

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