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Audience & Industry Development

Every year Arts Access Victoria receives more than 12,000 requests for information about access and the arts.

One of AAV's core aims is to increase cultural participation for people with disability as audience members and artists. Using processes underpinned by collaboration, capacity building, research and evidence, we work with people with disability, the arts industry and the disability sector on initiatives to improve access to arts venues, festivals and events.

We’ve worked with organisations like Arts Centre Melbourne, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, National Gallery of Victoria, ACMI, and the State Library of Victoria to open their eyes to new ways of thinking about disability and to effect real change in their organisations.

Watch the video below to see one of the many fabulous outcomes of our work with Arts Centre Melbourne. 

AAV provides a highly-regarded information and training service, through which we help bring the arts sector’s access ambitions to life. Our services include:


For further information, or to discuss any aspect of the arts and access, please contact Heather Marsh, Industry Development Manager, on 03 9699 8299 or email

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