The Australia Council for the Arts have released their critical new report Towards Equity: A research overview of diversity in Australia’s arts and cultural sector. This overview gathers published and unpublished data and research on representation within the arts and cultural sector in Australia.
Using eight focus groups or demographics in Australia, it assesses equity among audiences and participants, artists, the cultural and creative workforce, cultural leaders and among Australia Council investment and staff. The focus groups are: First Nations people; cultural and linguistic diversity; people with disability; gender; LGBTIQ+ people; Australians living in regional and remote locations; children and young people; and older people.
This report is part of a growing commitment amongst government bodies to monitor and report diversity across their investment, activities and sector.
Read Australia Council’s summarised version of the key findings here.
Australia Council Towards Equity Report
Read the ‘Towards Equity: A research overview of diversity in Australia’s arts and cultural sector’ report.