Morwenna Collett

An accomplished leader, consultant and facilitator with 15 years’ experience in government, the arts, not-for-profit and university sectors, Morwenna has worn the hats of CEO, Board Director, senior leadership team member, project manager, lecturer, researcher, trainer and advisor.

A senior arts consultant specialising in strategy, diversity, access and inclusion, Morwenna is also currently the CEO at Accessible Arts, NSW’s peak body for arts and disability. Deeply committed to working towards a future where everyone has equal access to participate in the arts and society more broadly, Morwenna recognises and champions the importance of inclusion and fostering diverse voices. As an agent for change, she is sought after nationally and internationally for her expertise in the fields of the arts, disability and accessibility.

She has developed national programs and initiatives, contributed to significant pieces of national arts and disability policy, raised funding from new revenue streams and expanded organisations into new areas. She makes an impact working with both large and small organisations to produce Strategic Plans, Disability Action Plans, evaluation/research/impact projects and deliver Disability Inclusion Training.

Morwenna is currently a member of arts and inclusion advisory committees with the City of Sydney, Sydney Festival, Perth Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival and Waverley Council and is a Board Director of Arts Capital (an ACT based arts venue collective). She was previously the Chair of the Sydney Arts Managers Advisory Group and has held various senior management roles at the Australia Council for the Arts, including Director of Major Performing Arts, Manager of Music, Manager of Project Controls and Risk and Disability Champion. She is an Affiliate of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA).

In 2020, she completed a Churchill Fellowship, exploring inclusive music programs, venues and festivals which actively engage disabled people across the USA, UK and Ireland. Her work is influenced by her own lived experience as a musician with disability.