The Arts Wellbeing Collective is an initiative of Arts Centre Melbourne, Australia’s largest and busiest performing arts centre.

Each year Arts Centre Melbourne stages more than 4,000 performances and public events and welcomes over three million people through its doors. Arts Centre Melbourne has showcased the best of Australian and international performing arts for over 30 years, and is the proud home of flagship Resident Companies — The Australian BalletMelbourne Symphony OrchestraMelbourne Theatre Company and Opera Australia — and a range of other presenters who collectively bring these stages and spaces to life.

Arts Centre Melbourne’s purpose is to enrich the lives of Victorians – culturally, educationally, socially and economically and to provide leadership in the promotion and development of the performing arts (Victorian Arts Centre Act 1979).

The Arts Wellbeing Collective is an example of our commitment to providing leadership in the promotion and development of the performing arts in line with our core values – LeadershipCommunityCare More, and Creativity.

The Arts Wellbeing Collective program of work is delivered by a small team of Arts Centre Melbourne team members, and supported by a large extended network of contributors.

Arts Wellbeing Collective contributors

The Arts Centre Melbourne / Arts Wellbeing Collective team is fortunate to work with hundreds of people across a variety of working groups, a network of clinicians including psychologists and other specialists, subject matter experts, and performing arts workers with lived experience of mental health problems. We are grateful to everyone who contributes, and sincerely value the wide range of diverse inputs, experiences and ideas that inform our programs, resources and services.

The Arts Centre Melbourne / Arts Wellbeing Collective team is also supported by an Advisory Group. Their expertise, commitment and passion for promoting positive mental health in the performing arts industry is greatly valued and appreciated.

Claire Spencer CEO, Arts Centre Melbourne
Damien Angus Partner, PwC
Greta Bradman Performing Artist, Psychologist and Arts Centre Melbourne Trustee
Lydia Fairhall Singer/Songwriter, Writer, Festival Director, Executive Producer, Sidney Myer Creative Fellow, Australia Council for the Arts Fellow, and Curator – First Nations Performing Arts, Arts Centre Melbourne
Linda Fleet Director, Strategic Marketing & Communications, Creative Victoria
Mark Gogoll Manager, Mark Gogoll Enterprises
Leanne Lawrence Executive Director HR, Arts Centre Melbourne
Michael Lynch Director, Smart Artists Management
Jason Marriner CEO, Marriner Group
Catherine McClements Performing Artist
Kendra Reid Director, KLR Consulting
Evelyn Richardson Chief Executive, Live Performance Australia
Ian Roberts Arts Administrator and Arts Centre Melbourne Trustee