Arts Access Victoria

Arts Access VIC is a leader in disability-led art, universal access and social justice. Funded through multi-year partners and Creative Victoria, AAV will bring their CEO, Veronica Pardo, her team and leading artists living with disability: Theatre co. WEAVE, Jax Brown, Mija Gwyn and Kath Duncan.

Highlights of Arts Access Victoria's work from 2012 - 2016. Featuring works by: Get Out!, The Delta Project, Vinh Nguyen, Deaf Arts Network, Emma J Hawkins, The Hacketts, Rawcus and Eva Sifis.

Photos of selected works from Arts Access Victoria artists 2012-2016

Louise Dunn, Nexus Arts Inc

Nexus Arts CEO, Louise Dunn, has agreed to work with us on the Creating Together steering group.

Louise Dunn, image courtesy of CityMag 2015, photo by Andrè Castellucci

Louise Dunn, image courtesy of CityMag 2015, photo by Andrè Castellucci

Nexus Arts began as an artists’ collective, the Multicultural Arts Workers Committee, which brought together culturally diverse artists during the early days of Australia’s shift from a White Australia to a multicultural policy of immigration. The collective played a significant social and cultural role at the time by nurturing the Adelaide public’s appreciation of culturally diverse arts and artists, while also assisting culturally diverse artists to settle in Australia.

In 1984 the Multicultural Arts Workers Committee was transformed into Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre in order to expand its ability to produce and showcase multicultural arts for South Australian audiences while connecting diverse communities and bringing them into the mainstream. In 2015 Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre became Nexus Arts in order to simplify the relationship between different Nexus programs and presentation spaces.

Over the last 30 years Nexus Arts has worked consistently to create performance and presentation opportunities, develop programs, and to advocate for inclusion of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) artists and communities within mainstream arts. Nexus’ programs have challenged and questioned cultural stereotypes and have generated critical debate within both contemporary arts and community contexts.

Nexus’ activities cover five major program areas:

  • Visual arts: exhibitions, artist talks, residencies, and publications.
  • Performing arts: music and workshops.
  • Special projects: community forums, research programs,  residencies, and collaborative projects.
  • Member & community services: professional consultation, support and development services to individual members and community groups.
  • Community cultural development: is inherent and integrated into the creation, implementation and presentation of projects within all of the above areas.

Nexus is committed to fostering contemporary culturally diverse artistic excellence and innovation through our diverse programs and presentation opportunities. Nexus strives to be a national leader in culturally diverse arts presentation.

Visionary Images

Visionary Images’ creative director, Maria Filippow, Ros Bower Award recipient 2009, has worked extensively with youth at risk nationally and globally, including UNESCO. She is an interdisciplinary artist and creative producer, who has pioneered socially engaged participatory practice and served on many arts boards. Integral to her work is a specialized community collaborative process.

Act Now Theatre

ActNow Theatre creates youth-led, socially conscious theatre projects. Working from our base in Adelaide, we collaborate with young people and community groups to create projects that are innovative, informed, inspiring, and often confronting but never conventional.

Act Now Theatre projects have been critically acclaimed, commended in South Australian Parliament, and highly praised by audiences, participants and community organisations.

They are partnering with Change Media on a series of experimental game workshops in SA to develop artistic provocations and interrogate their cross-cultural practice.

Feral Arts

Feral Arts, Sarah Monihan and Norm Horton are driving the ArtsFront campaign and bring national cross-sector networks and evaluation tools to this initiative. Integrated into their 4-year funded campaign, they will explore artist-led practice with a focus on intersectionality and how we can collectively frame values across complex needs. They will coordinate an ArtsFront steering group event so all partners can art-storm their work and devise outreach strategies.

Arts Front 2030 Welcome

Arts Front 2030 Welcome


The Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority has collaborated with Change Media since 2008, winning awards globally. Their cross-cultural partnership creates authentic representation of Ngarrindjeri culture and brings several councils as co-funders to the project. NRA established the first self-organized Aboriginal Regional Authority in SA.

Everything Is Connected Now screening as part of the Official Selection International WebFest Melbourne 2016. Our web series will also screen on ABC iView's arts channel in July 2016. Together with our community partners, the Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority and the Ngarirndjeri Land and Progress Association, we delivered 4 multi-arts community engagement and capacity-building workshops to transmit Ngarrindjeri culture to young leaders and simultaneously created three new digital media works. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. ©2016 Change Media and Ngarrindjeri Land and Progress Association Inc

Darwin Community Arts

Darwin Community Arts is a leading 4-year funded CACD organization. DCA specialize in multi-cultural arts and digital frontline work. They bring CEO Bong Ramilo, and their collaborations with refugee communities in Malak, alongside strong partnerships with local councils.

Alexandrina Council

Alexandrina Council are working with us as venueand community partners. Leah Grace, Alexandrina Arts Officer, is participating in a series game workshop in 2017-2018, alongside other arts workers and community members.

Frontyard Projects

Our residency at Frontyard planned for September 2017 has been postponed to March-April 2018, please watch this space for updates, we will update our schedule for our Sydney collaboration later in 2017.

Clare Cooper and the great people at Frontyard approached us this winter to do a residency at their space in Marrickville, Sydney, and we are keen to get to play with people in Sydney. We plan to align the residency with a 2-day workshop at the University of Western Sydney, inviting pracitioners and artists from the wider Sydney area to play with us. Dates to be announced soon.

Change Media

Change Media is Tallstoreez’ participatory arts initiative, focusing on cross-cultural collaborations and critical literacy. Since 2002, Jen Lyons-Reid and Carl Kuddell, [co-founders and lead artists] have received global recognition for their community arts, innovative media and live art. Their team has built robust partnerships to deliver hundreds of multi-arts workshops with thousands of participants nationally. Creating Together’s model evolved from a 2012-14 ARC Linkage partnership and Jen’s 2015-16 Australia Council Fellowship on power, narratives and harm in CACD.

Click on the image above to view Change Media's projects 2002-ongoing

Click on the image above to view Change Media's projects 2002-ongoing