Front Up is a not-for-profit Western Sydney based Arts and Cultural organisation that provides a vibrant and accessible studio space, professional development opportunities, workshops and social inclusion for artists with disability. Front Up was founded by Ability Options in memory of the late founder Greg McIntyre OAM who was a strong advocate for people with disability to live a rich life filled with opportunity.  

Front Up is based at Ability Options in Seven Hills in Western Sydney, and provide accessible spaces for artists to develop, create and exhibit new work, engage with programs and connect with the arts and culture community. 

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 Blacktown Arts.  

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

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Our Partners

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