Access and inclusion at MusicNSW
Music is a universal language that is infused throughout the daily lives of almost all Australians. However, we know that engaging in music is not always an equitable experience for all members of our community – and we want to build a music industry that is truly inclusive of everyone.
This includes making sure our own events, programs and activities are accessible. If you have any questions about accessibility or need any information in a different format, please contact:
0410 367 180
Music Accessibility Project (MAP)
The pilot Music Accessibility Project assessed the online and onsite accessibility of a range of small to medium, independently run venues across the City of Sydney. Digital accessibility is where venue access really starts, as online is where people go to access information to determine whether (or not) a gig will be accessible to them. Onsite access can also present challenges, particularly in Sydney where many venues are heritage listed, or built before accessibility features were required by governments.
While the Project results show that there is more work to do, the good news is that many access improvements can be completed for no or low cost – whilst still making a significant difference to audiences and artists with disability and their experiences accessing our industry.
The Report provides music venues with ideas, knowledge and skills to make improvements. MusicNSW wants to continue working with our industry to help build a musically inclusive future for all to enjoy.
Online Accessibility Checklist (Appendix A) – docx | pdf
Onsite Accessibility Checklist (Appendix B) – docx | pdf
Making live music more accessible, Radio Nation’s Life Matters story (10 Dec 2021)