Since 2020 we have delivered over 50 projects with the creative sector, leading arts institutions, government agencies and not-for-profit organisations locally, nationally and internationally.
One of the things we love about consulting is the variety and range of different projects we are asked to lead across all areas of the arts and culture sectors. Below are some examples of recent projects we’ve worked with.
Arts, culture and screen organisations
Government (national, state and local)
National cultural institutions
Peak bodies, Not-for-profit and service organisations
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Back to Back Theatre
Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
Museum of Contemporary Art
National d/Deaf and disabled Songwriting Program
National Gallery of Australia
People With Disability Australia
Sydney World Pride
Taronga Zoo Assistance Animal Policy
"Working with Morwenna was fantastic! She provided Monkey Baa with excellent disability awareness training and conducted a thorough website accessibility audit for us. Her expertise was evident throughout the entire process, and her training was informative, engaging, and tailored to our specific needs. Her website audit provided us with valuable insights and recommendations for improving accessibility. We highly recommend Morwenna's services to anyone in need of disability access consulting. Thanks a lot, Morwenna - you were amazing to work with!"
- Kevin Du Preez, Executive Director, Monkey Baa Theatre
Published work: Building an accessible live music industry
Published work: Disability Inclusion Action Plans
Published work: Access Guides
What: Development of first Disability Action Plan (available here), including review of all current systems/processes/programs and qualitative and quantitative consultation methods to seek feedback and ideas for the future from the disability community.
Outcomes: Within the first year of this plan, Perth Festival established an external accessibility committee (consisting of community members, both disabled and allies) and a significant increase in the number of access bookings for the 2020 Festival.
“Morwenna has been instrumental in guiding and advising Perth Festival as we have developed our first Disability, Access & Inclusion Plan over a four year period. Her knowledge of policy and legislation is second to none and her unique capacity to translate this knowledge into language and action that is both accessible and ambitious is inspiring to the teams and individuals she works with.
Morwenna is highly sought after as one of Australia's leaders in advocacy for access and inclusion. She is a brilliant facilitator and her approach to her work as a consultant in this field is always passionately & carefully tailored to whom she is working with. I cannot recommend her more highly.”
– Anna Reece, Executive Producer, Perth Festival
What: Various consultation projects (relating to conference design and programming, governance diversity) and training design and delivery (Accessible Online Events and Disability Confidence Training)
Outcomes: Successful delivery of 2019 Arts Activated Conference, partnership with Women on Boards to deliver a workshop program called ‘Get On Board’, development and delivery of new and tailored training programs for a diverse range of arts organisations.
"I have been working with Morwenna for the past two years. She provided invaluable input in the development of the Accessible Arts - Arts Activated 2019 Conference, and in 2020 has researched and developed an arts and cultural training program for Online Accessibility. Her passion and commitment to artists with disability and her familiarity around policy and the history of the arts and disability sector is exceptional. She is a joy to work with, a great trainer, a wonderful collaborator and mentor and I know our entire team view her as part of our family. We continue to work with Morwenna whenever we can, as consultant, trainer and Accessibility expert."
- Kerry Comerford, CEO, Accessible Arts
What: Development of Strategic Plan and Disability Action Plan
Outcomes: Application submitted to the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework funding, implementation of the organisation’s first Disability Action Plan.
“I have had the good fortune to work with Morwenna as a colleague in industry programs and as a consultant on the development of Opera Queensland’s strategic and disability action plans. In every instance, Morwenna brings clear insight and rigorous intelligence built upon years of experience in the arts and disability sectors. This is enhanced by a wonderful sense of humour that can see a way through even the most complex scenarios. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
– Partrick Nolan, CEO and Artistic Director, Opera Queensland
Unlimited commissions programme (UK based Organisation supporting d/Deaf and disabled artists
2015 - 2016
What: Impact evaluation reports, to explore the evidence about whether they were making a difference and achieving their vision to shift perceptions about disabled artists across the UK and internationally. This involved fieldwork in Scotland, London and Northern Ireland, conducting interviews and a major survey.
Outcomes: Our findings provided an evidence base for the programme, and helped identify important new opportunities. The programme partners were subsequently able to secure £3 million in new funding for a new phase of work. This project is featured as a short case study on the Patternmakers website and is available here.
“THANK YOU for your exceptional hard work on this. It’s great, everything we asked for. Tight, concise and clean, provocative, helpful and evidenced. We are delighted!”
- Jo Verrent, Senior Producer for the Unlimited Commissions Programme