About our training programs
Training is a great catalyst for change empowering people to lead or support disability inclusion at their workplace.
Arts Access Victoria's training programs ask participants to open their eyes to new ways of experiencing, planning and presenting art for people and artists with disability. We draw on leading companies, venues and artistic innovation to highlight fabulous examples of disability inclusion in the arts, building your skills and confidence to make access a priority in your own workplace.
‘The 'Open Your Eyes' training provided me with a great insight into issues surrounding programming and services for people with a disability. It was a wonderful opportunity to engage with Arts Access Victoria staff and people across my organisation - to have a discussion about the difficult things that are sometimes left unsaid. The presenters were very engaging, and a combination of activities and discussion meant that the time flew by. I look forward to expanding on this training on further work that we will do to make our programs more inclusive for all Victorians.’
– Family Programs Coordinator, State Library Victoria
Our training programs include:
- Open Your Eyes A session may have a particular focus, such as;
General Disability Awareness
Festivals and Volunteers
Preparation for a specific production or event
- Expand Your Awareness (Deaf awareness)
- Imagine Universal Access (disability action planning)
- Customised professional development and training programs
Our facilitators are artists with disability, who are highly trained and committed to equality. Their lived experience adds enormous richness to discussion, delivering training workshops that are bold, contemporary and creative.
Arts Access Victoria is widely-recognised as an industry leader in arts-related disability access training and professional development programs. We place a high value on our agility and responsiveness and tailor sharp, contemporary programs that lift the lid on challenging issues, provide participants with practical ideas and tools to take back to the workplace and ignite a real passion for access and inclusion.
If you want to open doors to new audiences, email [email protected] or call (03) 9699 8299 for a free no-obligation chat with our Industry Development team.
Header image: Rawcus' Hunger ensemble. Photo by Paul Dunn