For further information contact CEF Facilitator Caitlin Vaughan
Ph: (02) 9215 9053Accessibility
Cultural Engagement Framework Outcomes
Through our Corporate Plan, and the Action Plans across our priority areas, the CEF delivers measurable outcomes across the following areas:
- Inclusion – People from diverse backgrounds are considered and included in the development of Council’s policies and programs
- Empowerment – Artists and cultural producers from diverse backgrounds and diversity-led arts organisations are appropriately supported to access the Council’s funding, programs, initiatives and services
- Access and Equity – The Australia Council’s programs and processes are designed for accessibility and best use by a diverse demographic
- Artistic Excellence – The Australia Council’s programs recognise diversity as a vital element of artistic excellence and pursue the cultural understanding and rigour to recognise this excellence
- Leadership – Artists and cultural producers from diverse backgrounds and diversity-led arts organisations are supported as cultural leaders to create, and to empower others to create, great art and audience experiences.
Guiding Principles of the Cultural Engagement Framework
- Diversity: respecting and interacting with cultural diversity makes the arts more relevant, dynamic, innovative and reflective of Australia today
- Dialogue: providing access to cultural resources strengthens the public voice
- Artistic Excellence: drawing on our diversity of perspectives and practice will continue to lead to artistic work of the highest quality, vibrancy and skill
- Inclusiveness: exploring each other’s cultures through making art encourages mutual respect and social harmony
- Belonging: creating distinctive places through arts and cultural activities generates a sense of identity and shared ownership
- Community building: engaging with art builds and strengthens communities
- Identity: making art and engaging in cultural activities with diverse groups and communities produces art that is relevant to people’s lives.
National Arts and Disability Awards 2019-21
These prestigious national awards recognise outstanding and sustained contributions by Australian artists in all areas of practice – music, literature, community arts and cultural development (CACD), emerging and experimental arts (EEA), visual arts, theatre, dance or a combination of any of these areas.
We welcome nominations that demonstrate the rich intersectionality across diversity areas which Australia’s arts and disability sector is known for.
The National Arts and Disability Award (Established Artist) celebrates the achievements of an Australian artist: $50,000
The National Arts and Disability Award (Young Artist) recognises a young Australian artist demonstrating outstanding leadership: $20,000.
Nominations are now open.Learn more