Arts in a multicultural Australia policy 2006
The Australia Council for the Arts' vision is that Australia's dynamic cultural life and practices are embraced, celebrated and created by the diversity of our cultures.
The Australia Council for the Arts is committed to supporting and promoting a strong arts sector that effectively reflects Australia's cultural diversity, by integrating the objectives of its Arts in a Multicultural Australia (AMA) policy through the delivery of its activities.
The objectives of the Australia Council's AMA policy are:
1. To increase culturally inclusive leadership by:
a) ensuring governance is a culturally inclusive process
b) integrating multicultural aims in each of the Council's activity areas
c) increasing culturally diverse representation in the arts.
2. To enable the participation in the arts for all Australians by:
a) delivering specific audience and market development strategies
b) increasing awareness of and access to the Council's programs
c) brokering and engaging in partnerships.
3. To support the development of creative content which reflects a multicultural Australia by:
a) encouraging cultural inclusiveness
b) supporting multicultural arts industry infrastructure
c) supporting content development
d) encouraging creativity which spans the spectrum of tradition and innovation.
4. To encourage creative interfaces between Indigenous and non-English speaking background artists by facilitating cultural exchanges.
Below is a PDF copy of the Australia Council’s presentation delivered at the Groundswell Multicultural Arts Forum on 14 April 2012 at Carriageworks in Sydney. The presentation addresses the Council’s Cultural Engagement Framework (CEF), and more specifically points out current support for arts in a multicultural Australia.
We welcome those interested in the AMA policy to post their feedback, thoughts and ideas in the comments section beneath this presentation. Contributions from the sector help us understand changes in the landscape and assist us to adjust our policies.
- Arts in a multicultural Australia policy 2000-2005 (PDF file - 503.1 KB)