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:
- Information provision
- Disability awareness training
- Advice on access action planning/policy development
- Resources (guidelines and toolkits)
- Lived Experience Consultants
We've worked with:
- Arts Centre Melbourne
- National Gallery of Victoria
- Creative Victoria
- The State Library of Victoria
- Museums Victoria
- Victorian Opera
- Regional Arts Victoria
- The Australian Ballet
- Melbourne Theatre Company
- Melbourne International Comedy Festival
- Circus Oz
- Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
- Koorie Heritage Trust Inc
- National Disability Recruitment Coordinator (NDRC)
- Jewish Museum of Australia
- City of Melbourne
- City of Stonnington
- Yarra Libraries
- Film Victoria
- Fringe Festival
- University of Melbourne
- Next Wave Festival
For further information, or to discuss any aspect of the arts and access, please contact us.