ATAG – Accessing the Arts Group

Accessing the Arts Group (ATAG) is a professional development group established by Accessible Arts which provides support and information to improve disability access and inclusion across NSW and the ACT.

The professional development group is for artsworkers from a range of arts organisations, venues and collectives/ensembles. Members, who are each committed to improving access across the arts sector, discuss areas of interest, share best practice and support each other. Acting as a useful network for likeminded people, the focus of the group is on information sharing and collaboration.

There are generally four ATAG meetings each year, each hosted by participating members, in accessible spaces.

Any artist or arts worker is welcome to join ATAG. If you are interested in joining the network and coming along to the next meeting, or in being featured as a case study or hosting a future meeting, please email

“The insightful presentations were a catalyst for conversation and the meet and greet after the talks were great. Im looking forward to the next one!”
Laura Andrew, Education Officer
Sydney Symphony
black square with letters ATAG for accessing the arts group

More than 40 people from across New South Wales arts organisations came to our final Accessing the Arts Group (ATAG) meeting of the year – our biggest turnout yet!

The meeting was held in the Bella Room at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), which is a dedicated, interactive space for people with specific learning needs where they can explore the work of contemporary artists.

The first speaker was Gill Nicol, Director of Audience Engagement at the MCA (pictured presenting, bottom image). She discussed some of the key findings from the MCA’s recent Bella Room evaluation report. Read the full article.

We’ll be publishing the list of dates for next year’s ATAG meetings soon. Stay tuned!