Connections Program

Kindergarten to Year 12 students with disability

Throughout the year, students and their teachers are offered the opportunity engage in a variety of projects and programs that enable them to create their own works, based on a central theme. Students and their schools are then invited to showcase their works in Term 4.

The outstanding works for the 2021 Connections Showcase are out now!

student holding a red plane made from cardboard

Connections Showcase 2022

2022 Connections Program digital showcase theme is ‘Ours to Share’.

Applications for the Connections Showcase 2022 open on 3 December 2021 and close on 17 August 2022.

Connections Showcase 2021 out now!

View the showcase by selecting the image below.


Inclusive Creative Arts digital teaching resources

Are you looking for some fun and accessible creative arts lessons for students with a range of disability in your classroom? Well look no further, we have you covered. The following Art Bites and Creative Classes developed by The Arts Unit are perfect for teachers and carers to give wonderful creative learning opportunities for students from all age ranges and abilities. We are adding to these resources all the time so watch this space.

If you have any suggestions for other classes or topics to be developed you can contact us at


Student with her left arm raised, standing next to a puppet
Student screwing a screw into the site of a white container, with another student watching.


Smiling students on stage clapping


Art Gallery of NSW

Danielle Gullotta
Senior Access Programs Producer

Connections Program - Promo

Duration: 0:50

Professional learning, workshops for teachers and students and showcase opportunities in the areas of music, dance, visual arts and drama.


The Arts Initiatives team
The Arts Unit
Catherine Gilholme
Arts Initiatives and Events Officer
The Arts Unit
Sonja Sjolander
Arts Initiatives Advisor
The Arts Unit
Marianne Powles
Arts Planning and Strategy Coordinator
The Arts Unit
Heidi Windeisen
Connections Program Visual Arts Coordinator
The Arts Unit
Michelle Davies
Shining Stars Organiser
Principal, Chalmers Road Public School
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