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Accessible Arts Announces Strategic Framework

The Board of Directors of Accessible Arts has announced a five-year Strategic Framework to guide the organisation through to 2023.

From CEO Scott O’Hara on the Strategic Framework

“With reduced funding and increased demand and competition for resources in the arts and disability sector, it has become more important than ever for Accessible Arts to focus its efforts on the most effective ways it can facilitate the removal of barriers to participation in the arts. This Strategic Framework is a blueprint that will ensure that Accessible Arts directs its energies into the activities which will do the most to empower and connect artists, and to foster an inclusive arts community throughout NSW.”

Vision, purpose and values

The Strategic Framework articulates our vision, purpose and values as follows:

Vision: Excellence in arts and disability

Purpose: To enable artists, arts workers and audiences with disability to have full, inclusive access to the diverse arts sector

Values: inclusivity, diversity, equality, creativity and transparency


The Strategic Framework outlines three aims which are to:

  • Empower and connect artists with opportunity, development and career sustainability;
  • Foster a creative, vibrant, inclusive arts community in which everyone can participate and thrive; and,
  • Provide sector leadership through innovation, sound governance, effective management and operational efficiency.

Objectives and methods

The Strategic Framework identifies objectives and methods for each of the three aims.

For example, the first objective is to raise the profile of artists with disability. The first method to achieve this objective is to consult and partner with government bodies, arts organisations, and the broader commercial and not for profit communities to advocate for full inclusion and recognition of artists with disability and the excellence of their outputs.

The Strategic Framework may be read as a PDF or as a text only document.

This page was first published on 3 August 2018.

Feature photo: Deb Roach in Second Skin, Catalyst Dance Masterclass Series. Photographer: Gisella Vollmer