Header image by David de Roach.
Image description: Audience member and Indigenous artist Greg Muir in powered wheelchair is in conversation with VV's Marjetka McMahon Krizanic following a Sparc Theatre performance. Greg's support worker is listening in while adjusting their hair, all in a room full of stacked blue chairs in the background.
Vitae Veritas (VV) is a not-for-profit arts company based in Melbourne, founded by Nilgün Güven, a Turkish- Australian producer, director, artist and culture agent, whose ethos and practice is concerned with the intersectionality of human rights, inclusion & access, aesthetic innovation and creative production.
At the centre of VV’s work we champion people, their creative practice and goals and explore the role of artistic experimentation and how this directly informs co-designing accessible creative and aesthetic innovations and strategies for collaboration.
We advocate for equitable access to arts and culture participation opportunities where leadership and involvement of diverse artists, individuals and community members are at the heart, and aim to increase critical recognition, employment and funding opportunities for artists with disability and raise their profile in the arts and broader community.
VV’s work extends to different sector and community cultural development projects and initiatives that contribute to and expand contemporary arts practice.
We play an important role in delivering tailored training, professional development and capacity-building programs, providing advice and support to individuals and organisations, enhancing artist and audience development, providing high quality access services and encouraging innovation in artistic and cultural programming for disabled, Blind and vision impaired artists, audiences and communities of interest.
Vitae Veritas is the proud home of Fog Theatre (1991-present) and Sparc Theatre (2004-present), and supporting numerous disabled and neurodivergent artists through our Mentoring Programs; and being one of the main providers of audio description, tactile tours and associated training/capacity-building programs within the performing and
visual arts creative industries across metro and regional Victoria, and interstate.
Although VV in not an NDIS registered provider, our governance and quality management framework, policies and procedures are informed and guided by the Human Rights Charter, Human Services Standards, the Rules and Principles outlined by the National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguards Commission and NDIS Code of Conduct. Participants who are NDIS plan approved who Self Manage or pay for Plan Management are welcome to engage in Vitae Veritas’ programs, supports and services.
- Major Projects
- Fog Theatre
- Sparc Theatre
- Mentoring Programs
Our valued clients:
Arts Access Victoria
Arts Centre Melbourne
Bogong Centre for Sound Culture
Cairns Regional Council
Carlisle Street Arts Space
City of Port Phillip
City of Voices
Eliza Hull and Roya the Destroya
Fish Creek Carnival Committee
Green Room Awards Association
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La Mama Theatre
Linden New Art Gallery
Mentees of our Mentoring Programs
Melbourne Fringe Festival
Moonee Valley Council
Morning Peninsula Council
Next Wave Festival
Performers of Fog Theatrevcaa
Performers of Sparc Theatre
Phillip Adams BalletLab
Re:group performance collective
Slow Art Collective
The Village Festival
Throw Catch Collective
Town Hall Gallery, Boroondara Arts
Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
Women with Disabilities Australia
Zya Kane and Impermanence Productions