The Delta Project, ‘Under My Skin’, Next Wave Festival 2016. Photo: Sarah Walker

Next Wave Festival 2016 nominated for VicHealth award

Alongside Darebin Arts, Footscray Community Arts Centre and Circus OZ, we’re thrilled to be nominated for a 2016 VicHealth Award in the ‘Building health through art’ category.

In May 2016, we delivered the most inclusive and accessible Festival in our 32 year history. Through a consultative, learning-driven process centred on our values of ‘listening hard’ and ‘taking responsibility’, we made a whole-of-organisation commitment to inclusivity: from programming and artist education through to marketing and professional development. The overall result was a highly inclusive Festival that received overwhelmingly positive feedback from its artists, audiences and stakeholders, both with and without disability.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of Next Wave Festival 2016 – we look forward to making the next one with you!

Winners will be announced on Thursday 1 December.

Read the full list of nominees