We exist to transform people’s lives through diverse cultural and creative experiences and through the striking built and natural landscapes of our place.
The Convent will be renowned internationally, visited by Australians, and cherished by Melburnians as a welcoming place to seek and find experiences that are generous and open, relaxing and peaceful, surprising and playful, sometimes brave and experimental—and always enchanting.
Abbotsford Convent Foundation has seven key values that guide everything we do:
We offer a program experience and landscape that helps people live well. Our community is engaged, enriched, and feels ownership of and responsibility for the Convent.
We share our point of view and invite participation to stimulate emotional responses and transformational ideas about our place and the world around us.
We nurture, renew and inspire our partners, communities, visitors and audiences through the depth and breadth of our engagement opportunities.
We encourage our team to contribute by bringing their passions and expertise to the table, empowering them to reach their individual and collective potential.
We acknowledge the past. At the same time, we look to the future. We seek to understand the needs of our communities and continually evolve our precinct, programs and experiences to stimulate new conversations and stay at the forefront of contemporary practice.
We make our place the home of arts and cultural innovation, often at the engine room of independent practice, which we share with our clients, audiences and visitors through unique and distinctive programs.
We constantly seek to be a strong organisation. We adopt an entrepreneurial approach that is consolidated through continually improved systems, renewed and new partnerships and a commitment to providing excellence in our overall client and visitor experience.