Volunteers make a difference

Volunteers make a difference

Studio A invites you to join our vibrant community of volunteers. Sharing your skills, time and passion will create meaningful impact for artist with disability. We offer versatile opportunities to get involved such as:

  • Project-based or on-demand volunteering
  • In-person or remote volunteering
  • Internships
  • Corporate volunteering programs

While we have limited capacity to take on new volunteers at certain times, we always value your interest and encourage you to reach out. Your enthusiasm and support mean a lot to us. Fill out this form and get in touch!

Why volunteer with Studio A?

Why volunteer with Studio A?

We are a supported art studio and social enterprise that believes in inclusive and collaborative art-making as a way to bridge gaps, challenge stereotypes, and create meaningful connections. As a volunteer, you'll have the opportunity to work with our artists and team to make a tangible, positive impact on the lives of individuals with disability.

A mutual exchange of creativity and connection

A mutual exchange of creativity and connection

1. Empower Artists with Disability: Your assistance helps our artists continue their artistic and professional journeys and gain deserved recognition for their work.

2. Meaningful Connections: We welcome and embrace like-minded individuals to join us at the studio; making it a place where networks, collaborations and friendships flourish.

3. Expand Your Horizons: Working in the studio allows you to gain valuable insight into the supported studio sector and experience first-hand ways that creativity can broaden perspectives and challenge assumptions.

4. Flexible Opportunities: We offer a range of avenues to help out, both in-person and online, to suit your skills, interests and other commitments. Whether you excel in administration, event planning, art workshops, or digital marketing; there's a place for you at Studio A.

5. Professional Development: Volunteering at Studio A not only lets you give back but also gives you practical experience. Whether you are interested in a career in the arts, disability sector or other industries, volunteering with us is a way to develop new skills whilst contributing to an important cause.

"It may sound hyperbolic, but my experience interning at Studio A has almost been 
life-changing and will most definitely be an invaluable experience."

- Rachel, Studio A intern & volunteer

How Can You Get Involved?

Joining our volunteering community is both simple and worthwhile.  Take the first step today and fill out our user-friendly Volunteer Application form. Share your interests, background, and any specific skills you possess. This will help us better understand how you can thrive and make a meaningful impact in our studio.

Internship Opportunities at Studio A

Studio A's internship program is designed for aspiring professionals wishing to gain hands-on experience in the creative or not-for-profit industries. A more targeted alternative to our volunteer program, interning is a great opportunity for the likes of university students, career switchers or ambitious individuals in general. The program is a valuable platform to develop your skills, within a supportive and inspiring environment where we all share a common mission. As an intern, you can expect:

1. Diverse Internship Roles: Studio A offers a range of in-person and online internship positions across various departments, including fine arts, marketing, design, event management, art coordination, and administration.

2. Mentorship and Guidance: You will receive mentorship and guidance from our team of experienced professionals and artists. Immerse yourself in our unique and exciting supported studio environment, where you can enhance your knowledge and develop adaptable skills.

3. Hands-On Experience: You will experience the day-to-day operations of our studio, where you will contribute to real projects and initiatives. This practical experience will inform and support your future career and contribute to Studio A’s mission to promote inclusivity through art.

4. Networking and Professional Development: Throughout your internship, you can connect with artists, industry professionals, and fellow interns. This means you will foster valuable professional networks to carry on into the future and gain insights from diverse individuals within the arts and disability communities.

Apply for an Internship with Studio A

Experience all the benefits of working within our exciting studio and organisation. To be considered for an internship at Studio A, fill out our volunteering form and specify any relevant professional or academic experience and your preferred department to be involved in.

Corporate Volunteering At Studio A

We welcome corporate volunteer teams who wish to get involved at Studio A and directly support artists with disability. Participating in our team-based volunteering program means your employees experience the power of creativity, feel a great sense of purpose and contribute their skills to make a difference.  Workplace volunteering allows your company to contribute to our mission towards inclusivity and forms a solid professional bond with our organisation and artists.

1. Tailored Volunteering Opportunities:  Corporate volunteering offers various ways to contribute e.g. assisting with art workshops or organising special events. We offer opportunities flexible to employees' work schedules and will happily accommodate a one-off team-building day or an ongoing volunteering commitment.

2. Team Building and Employee Engagement: Experience the transformative outcomes of collaborative volunteering with your team. Volunteering at Studio A creates a strong sense of employee engagement, as team members nurture their creativity and take pride in achieving a shared purpose. The experience is also an opportunity to uplift workers and create memories in a workplace away from the office environment.

3. Creating Meaningful Impact: By assisting our artists, you directly contribute to the empowerment and personal growth of individuals with a disability and help them to further their professional success. As ambitious projects continue to be made in the studio, every helping hand is appreciated and beneficial to achieving our big-picture goals.

4. Social Responsibility and Enhanced Brand Reputation: Partnering with Studio A is an excellent way for your company to demonstrate social responsibility, a commitment to inclusion and support of the arts. Communicate your company's core values in an authentic, dedicated manner and connect with a broad audience that shares these same values.

Empower Your Team through Volunteering with Studio A

Partner with Studio A and engage your team in impactful volunteering experiences. Talk to our team about creating a customised volunteer plan for your staff or including Studio A in your established corporate volunteering program. We would love to have you on board.

Ignite your creativity, career or team today

Ignite your creativity, career or team today

We greatly value every moment of your time and support in achieving our mission. Whether you are interested in assisting as a volunteer, gaining practical experience as an intern or engaging your corporate team; we would love to welcome you into the studio. Complete a volunteering form or send an enquiry to start your journey of creativity, empowerment and social change.

Support our cause and donate today

Support our cause and donate today

Imagine a future where artists with disability thrive in the arts, enjoying equitable opportunities, recognition and the backing to pursue their creative careers. Our goal is to shape a society that wholeheartedly embraces and appreciates the unique artistic offerings of artists with disability.

Your contribution serves as a meaningful investment in making this future a vibrant reality.

Photography by Studio A, Cybele Malinowski, Christopher Haysom, Scott Heldorf, Studio Air.

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