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About Arts Access Victoria

Established in 1974, Arts Access Victoria (AAV) has since become the state’s leading arts and disability organisation.

AAV is dedicated to an ambitious agenda of social and artistic transformation for people with disability, the communities in which they live and the arts sector in which they aspire to participate without barriers. We achieve this through:

  • Disability-led advocacy
  • The delivery of outstanding community arts and cultural development programs for more than 1300 people with disability
  • Professional development programs for artists with disability aimed at securing employment outcomes
  • Best practice industry development initiatives that drive the engagement of organisations across the arts, disability and community sectors

Over the past four decades, Arts Access Victoria has established itself as the driving force behind an inclusive and accessible arts and cultural sector in Victoria.

AAV shares unique and untold stories through artmaking that interrogates important issues that frame the lives of people with disability. We challenge the placement of artists with disability at the margins, recognising them instead as significant and invaluable contributors to the Australian cultural landscape. We make Art. For every body.

Read the full history of Arts Access Victoria.


Header image: Singular, 2013, Arts Access Victoria and Rawcus. Photo by Pia Johnson.