About VCA Access

Supporting the next wave of Australia’s artistic talent.

VCA Access is an annual mentoring program matching five masters students with five alumni artists and their galleries. Your generous support makes it possible.

The Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) has nurtured the talents of some of Australia’s most successful artists.
It is internationally recognised as a breeding ground for emerging artistic talent.


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Why Join?

Fund the VCA Access mentoring program

Behind-the-scenes access to the VCA Stables

Invitations to exclusive member-only events

Meet mentors, students and gallerists in studios

Support the next wave of Australia’s artistic talent

Early access to the VCA Grad Show 2021




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  • As a mentor and VCA Access member, VCA Access offers unique insight into artists’ worlds, not to mention excellent access to artist studios, exhibitions, and art fairs. The experience has been invaluable.

    Sally Ross, VCA Access Mentor 2018

  • My latest exhibition was offered to me as a direct result of the residency I was honoured to be part of at Sarang Building, Yogyakarta, supported by VCA Access. The curators, creative co-ordinator and director of RMIT Gallery saw Slippage and immediately invited me to be part of an incredible show.

    Holly Block, VCA Access Student 2019

  • I would never have been given the chance to show my work at the NGV if not for the exposure or contacts made available by being part of VCA Access. So grateful!

    Jannette Mclaughlin, VCA Access Student 2018

  • The VCA Access program facilitates vital industry connections in a welcoming environment. When you're wading deep in your own research you can feel far away from the broader industry and this provides meaningful connections outside of our academic program.

    Katie Paine, VCA Access student 2021