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Morwenna Collett

Consultant, Leader, Educator

Morwenna Collett

About

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 access, diversity, equity and inclusion, Morwenna is deeply committed to working towards a future where everyone has equal access to participate in arts and culture and in society more broadly, A champion of inclusion, Morwenna is an agent for change who is sought after nationally and internationally for her expertise. She has worked closely to support a range of large and small organisations to help them improve their practices, acting as a critical friend, challenger and cheer leader. She has positively impacted many organsiations, changing hearts and minds via her work on strategy, planning, policies, evaluation and through thought leadership, discussion and training.
Morwenna has a background as a musician and works across all artform areas. Recent consulting clients include the National Gallery of Australia, MONA, the Sydney Opera House, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the National Library of Australia, Opera Queensland, the Australia Council, Sydney World Pride, Diversity Arts Australia, People With Disability Australia and Taronga Zoo.
Morwenna is the Chair of the Sydney Festival's Access Committee and helped establish committees for Perth Festival, Sydney Fringe and Sydney WorldPride. She is also a Director of Arts Capital, an arts centre management company in Canberra, and a member of the Contemporary Music Board at Create NSW. She is an Affiliate of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA) and a member of The Inclusion Circle network.

She has previously been the CEO of Accessible Arts, the Chair of the Sydney Arts Managers Advisory Group and has held various management roles at the Australia Council. 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.

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