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Access and Equity

As a creative institution within a civic space, we are privileged to meet our responsibilities and rise to opportunities that contribute to a more just, equitable and inclusive world.

We believe that access to the arts is a fundamental human right. We are committed to building a culturally safer ecology for audiences, artists and arts workers who face barriers to access.

Our Equity—Builder and DIAP (Disability and Inclusion Action Plan) are two expressions of this commitment. Developed in consultation and collaboration with community representatives, these pillars of work are deeply embedded in our purpose and functions and respond to calls for structural change and City of Melbourne’s vision for an Inclusive Melbourne.

DIAP 2023 - 2028

Our Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) is a five-year roadmap taking positive actions to embed access into everything we do. 

Explore the DIAP.


The Equity—Builder is our commitment and roadmap to antiracism and justice in the arts.

Explore the Equity—Builder.



Image: this way, emancipation, Shrujana Shridhar, photo: Matthew Stanton

Image description: Three pieces of visual artwork adorn the windows of Arts House, which has been photographed from the exterior.