Ability Options’ Front Up is a Western Sydney based Arts and Cultural program. Front Up provides a vibrant and accessible studio space, workshops, and professional development opportunities for artists with disability, including those experiencing a mental health condition.

Ability Options founded Front Up Studios to facilitate the important inclusion of people with disability in the arts & culture communities, creating fair access, and opportunities for training and ongoing career development.

Front Up provides a multi-layered level of arts and cultural education, mentorship, exhibition opportunities, experience, and career development opportunities for beginner, emerging and established artists.

Front Up’s partnership with Sydney’s diverse arts and culture communities and leading peak bodies offers collaboration and direct access to galleries and institutions such as the Art Gallery of NSW, Artspace and Western Sydney cultural spaces including Blacktown Arts.

The Front Up Studios’ programs, community and partnerships promote artistic vibrancy and social inclusion by connecting artists with direct pathways for access within the arts and culture sector.


Our programs

Our programs provide access to a multi-layered level of arts and cultural education, experience and career development opportunities that support beginner, emerging and established artist’s practice.   

Funded by Crown Resorts Foundation & Packer Family Foundation and the NSW Government through CREATE.  

Creative facilities 

We have a wide range of spaces, technology and facilities that you can use to bring your artistic vision to life. Find out more… 

Front Up Open Space
Audio and Design Studio
Green Screen Room
  • This open plan 80 square metre workshop and performance space
  • 8 tables on wheels
  • 11 folding tables
  • 40 chairs
  • 11 easels
  • Other equipment is available by request
  • 27-inch iMac with Garage Band & Adobe Creative Suite
  • Steinberg UR44 USB audio interface with 4 preamps
  • Presonus Eris e8, 8 inch 2-way active studio monitors
  • Novation Launchkey 61 MK3 midi controller
  • JVC GY-HM170E compact 4KCAM Camcorder with Microphone
  • 2x Lexar XQD Memory Card – 1400X – 32GB (must remain on-site)
  • Hypop Professional LED Photo Video Continuous Portable Lighting Boom Kit and Backdrop Set
  • Overhead Projector and Screen

Get in touch with Front Up

Our Partners

We are grateful to our partners for their support of Front Up.