Please note this is information regarding the 2016 SNAP Arts and Disability Festival 

Wrap Up for SNAP Arts and Disability 2016

The Snap Festival is over for 2016 and has garnered some great support via the media, you can check out the hashtag #snapfestivalballarat on our Instagram and facebook to relive all the glory! Keep checking in with us and visit for updates of future events.

Whilst we will gear up and work towards the next iteration of Snap, we need to have a little rest first.

In summary the 10 day festival saw:

-A disability led production.
-Over 100 artists with disability were involved in creating and presenting work at the festival.
-300+ artworks exhibited with 70% of content available for sale purchased.
-Mainstream media exposure in print, radio and screen.
-Extraordinary local community attendance for homebased theatrical and music based events.
-High engagement of mainstream audience via social media.
-Platform for emerging and established artists with disability to meet, see each others work and make future connections.

Some links to some significant media coverage for the event:…/4316957/bird-girl-to-fly-hi…/…/433…/breaking-down-prejudice/…/4332584/love-and-disability/…/57866-why-is-there-a-trapeze-in-the…

With great thanks to the wonderful artists involved, the team at @Karden Disability, Australia Council for the Arts, The City of Ballarat (in particular Daniel Henderson, Ashley Heenan and Jo and Andrew from HMT) , The Courier , Best of Ballarat, 3BA 102.3 FM, WIN Television , Brett MacDonald from Royal South Street Society Competitions-Her Majesty’s Theatre, MDP Photography & Video


Snap – Arts and Disability Festival
Ballarat Mining Exchange
12 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, 3350
25th November – 4th December 2016

SNAP is a 10 Day event held in Regional Victoria showcasing artists with disability from across Australia.  A series of theatrical performances, artist talks, workshops and visual art exhibit’s. This  inaugural festival providing a platform to showcase local works from emerging and established artists with disability alongside some invited product from around Australia giving national representation of arts and disability. Artists from across Australia from different stages of practice will together create an environment to build new audiences for all involved, create peer to peer professional development opportunities provide a solid base for future collaborations helping build stronger product for the national and international market.

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