Sharing your story is important. That’s why WWDACT began Pitch Your Passion: as a way to create more performance and leadership opportunities for young people with disabilities and mental health challenges in the Canberra region.

Pitch Your Passion is the annual variety show for young people with disabilities, produced by Women With Disabilities ACT (WWDACT).

If you’re a young person with a disability, Pitch Your Passion is an opportunity for you to get onstage and express yourself in a loving and supportive environment.

So, if you’ve got a story, topic or idea that you’ve been wanting to share with a live audience, and you’re a young person with a disability or mental health challenge aged 16-27, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please scroll down to fill out an expression of interest form.


Event Details

The variety show will be held in March 2020 in Canberra.

A workshop will be held in late January 2020 in Canberra to give participants a chance to build connections, rehearse and build their confidence.

Performers and speakers will each have a ten minute slot to perform or deliver a speech of their choosing.

We welcome all different types of performance – we welcome dancers, singers, slam poets, circus, comedians, drag queens…. whatever you enjoy doing, we want to see it!

Likewise, speeches can range in topic – share your story or deliver a TED style talk on something you’re passionate about, your struggles, something you love, something you hate or a topic you’re just really passionate about, Pitch Your Passion is interested in hearing from you too.

Performers and speakers involved in this event will receive a scholarship from WWDACT to work with a mentor in their chosen field of performance to build their skills, confidence and leadership.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Kat at

Aboriginal Australians, people of colour and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds as well as trans and gender diverse people are strongly encouraged to apply.

This event is funded by a grant from the ACT Community Services Directorate.