Alter State igniting hope through Disability leadership

Disability-led initiative Alter State reveals ambitions for 2024 and more details on come on Arts Centre Melbourne’s Disability, Equity & Inclusion Plan.
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Arts Centre Melbourne’s Disability-led arts initiative, Alter State, has announced its ambitions for 2024, focusing on forging connections with First Nations Deaf and Disabled artists, new opportunities, workshops and fostering Disability cultural leadership.

In May 2023, cultural leader, creative director and interdisciplinary artist, Jodee Mundy OAM joined Arts Centre Melbourne as Creative Producer of Access and Inclusion and was appointed as Alter State’s Creative Lead. Mundy says: ‘Our ambition is to alter the current state of the arts through creative intervention and through increased investment in Disability cultural leadership, to bring about cultural equity and systemic change.’

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne.