Creative State – Victoria's first creative industries strategy – takes a state-wide and cross-sector approach to Victoria's creative industries. Most of the initiatives within the strategy are relevant to the entire sector. There are, however, several which particularly apply to access.

The principle of universal access underpins the strategy and the government's aspirations for Victoria's creative and cultural life.  Regardless of cultural background, age, gender or ability, regardless of where they live or what they earn, all Victorians are entitled to see themselves reflected in our cultural life – on our screens and stages, in our music, literature and art.

All Victorians should have opportunities to shape our creative identity and creative industries, be it as artists, technicians, administrators, board members and industry leaders or as audiences and active community participants.

Creative State commits to work with the state's peak body, Arts Access Victoria, to ensure that cultural organisations provide accessible venues, inclusive programming and employment policies that encourage diversity in the workforce.

The following Creative State actions are of particular importance for disability access:

20. Creative industries inclusion and diversity


20. Creative industries inclusion and diversity

Support to ensure that government funded creative industries organisations have appropriate access, diversity and inclusion plans as well as the requisite training to improve workforce diversity and engender greater diversity in programming and participation. The program will be delivered in partnership with peak organisations such as Arts Access Victoria.

Creative Victoria sits within the Creative, Sport and Visitor Economy Group of the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.

Access the Department’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan.