Australia's annual forum on arts, culture and accessibility

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Meeting Place will be held in Naarm/Melbourne, as part of Alter State festival, from 6 to 8 October 2022.

The three-day, disability-led forum is designed for arts professionals and emerging artists. It provides a safe, accessible space to connect and discuss important issues in the arts and disability sectors.

This year, the forum will explore the rights of the individual, as a creator, a worker, and as a human.

2022 also marks the tenth anniversary of the inaugural Meeting Place forum, and the 30th anniversary of its host, Arts Access Australia. The program this year will draw upon these milestones to reflect on and celebrate advancements in the arts and disability sector at a state, national and international level.

Meeting Place 2022 will be held as a hybrid event model to increase the event’s accessibility, meaning you will be able to attend online or in person. The in-person events will be held at venues located within the Melbourne Cultural Precinct.

Early-bird tickets are now on sale, providing 20% off the price of a 3-day ticket until 31 August. The program and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Meeting Place 2022 is presented by Arts Access Australia, in conjunction with Arts Centre Melbourne and Arts Access Victoria.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Arts Access Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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Early-bird tickets now on sale

Register before 31 August to receive 20% off the price of tickets to Meeting Place 2022!
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Writing & Poetry Mentorships now open

Arts Access Australia is offering up to 8 mentorships for writers and poets who are Deaf, disabled or Neurodivergent, as part of our Writing Place initiative.
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