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AAA has a small team of dedicated part-time staff located across Australia. At present our executive is located in Perth, Western Australia, however we operate in a virtual office space, to support national and international business.
Meagan Shand - Arts Access Australia CEO

Meagan Shand

CEO

Meagan Shand describes herself as a Wellbeing Artist with over 20 years experience working in the NGO sector. Meagan lives with disability, and received a Centenary Medal of Australia in 2001 for her vision and commitment to creating a disability-led advocacy group. Meagan is passionate about promoting the benefits of Arts, and recently completed a Masters of Social Science, exploring how participation in art contributes to individual and community resilience. Meagan came to the role of CEO of Arts Access Australia in Feb 2017, she says her biggest achievement to date is leading eight of Australia’s most talented artists with disability on the first international arts exchange to Berlin.

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Minaxi May

Program Manager

Minaxi May has worked as an artist for over 15 years, exhibiting in Australia and overseas and presenting on radio as a broadcaster/DJ. She has also worked as a self-employed contractor at universities and TAFEs, arts companies and galleries, and city councils.

Minaxi holds a Bachelor degree in Visual Arts, a Masters in Art Therapy, and in 2017 completed her PhD (Arts). She has been the recipient of Artsource’s residencies, and has received numerous grants to tour her art. Currently, Minaxi is a tutor at Murdoch University (Creative Media) and IKON Institute (Art Psychotherapy); a researcher for Arts Access Australia, and the Installation Officer at Fremantle Arts Centre. She is also developing multidisciplinary art pieces for upcoming exhibitions.

Minaxi is passionate about the arts in all its forms, she was a plant-based cook which she continues to develop in her spare time and loves any excuse to travel the world – live and immerse herself in different countries.

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