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NDIS Plan Management: Maximizing Your Funding for Artistic Pursuits

Author: Samantha Badrock

Thursday, October 19th 2023

Welcome to our blog post on NDIS Plan Management and how you can make the most of your funding for artistic pursuits. If you are new to the NDIS or unsure about how to access funding for your creative endeavors, you've come to the right place. In this article, we will provide you with a beginner's guide to navigating the NDIS system and obtaining the necessary funding to support your artistic journey. Let's dive in!

two women creating decoupage letters in their ndis funded art class
people accessing the NDIS plan to pursue their artistic persuits

Understanding the NDIS:

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a government-funded initiative designed to support individuals with disabilities in achieving their goals and improving their quality of life. The NDIS provides funding that can be used to access a wide range of supports and services, including those related to artistic pursuits.

Exploring Funding Options:

When it comes to accessing funding for your artistic pursuits, there are various funding options available through the NDIS. One key funding category to be aware of is the Capacity Building category. This funding is specifically aimed at helping individuals develop their skills, capabilities, and independence. It can be used to support your artistic goals by funding art supplies, workshops, classes, or even hiring a support worker to assist you during your creative process.

Navigating the NDIS System:

To access funding for your artistic endeavors, you will need to go through the NDIS planning process. This involves creating a person-centered plan that outlines your goals, needs, and supports required. It's important to clearly articulate your artistic aspirations and how funding can help you achieve them. Be specific about the types of supports and resources you require, whether it's art supplies, attending art classes, or accessing assistive technology.

Working with Support Coordinators:

A support coordinator can play a crucial role in helping you navigate the NDIS system and maximize your funding for artistic pursuits. They can assist you in understanding your plan, connecting with suitable service providers, and managing your budget effectively.

For more information on creating an inclusive environment for people with disabilities, you can visit the following resources:

Accessible Arts: An organization that provides information, resources, and training on making the arts more accessible for people with disabilities.

National Arts & Disability Center: A center that offers resources, workshops, and support for artists, organizations, and educators interested in creating accessible art experiences.

Arts Access Australia: An organization that advocates for and promotes accessibility and inclusion in the arts for people with disabilities.

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