Arts for All Appeal

Wominjeka yearmann koondee biik Wurundjeri balluk.

Welcome to the land of the Wurundjeri people.

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we gather and meet, the Wurundjeri, Woi-Wurrung people, and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

We acknowledge the Taangata Whenua of Aotearoa, and their Elders, past and present.

Me Mahi Tahi Taatou mo te Oranga o te Katoa.

We shall work together for the wellbeing of everyone.

We wish to extend our respect and acknowledgement to First Nations Elders across Australia and the First Nations artists who come together as part of this program.


Welcome / Wominjeka / Tēnā koutou

Alter State is a celebration of disability, creativity and culture.

Co-presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and Arts Access Victoria, Alter State is a major arts and disability event engaging artists and audiences across Australia and Aotearoa (New Zealand).

In November 2021 Alter State will launch with a week-long digital program. Seeding something unique for arts and disability, the program invites audiences to gather, be curious, and connect with disabled artists across a range of free online events.

The Alter State Digital Launch will provide the foundation for the first major festival in late 2022.



Download the transcript of this welcome video


Download Alter State Plain Text program

About Alter State

Find out more about the festival, the principles behind it, and our foundation and brand artists.

Access at Alter State

Find out about booking with access requirements and read our Access Guide.

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