First Nations' Roundtables: Roundtable 3
Topic: Mental/Spiritual Health
Date: Friday 3 April 2020
This week's discussion topic was 'Mental and Spiritual Health and Wellbeing'.
- Wesley Enoch AM: Chair of the First Nations Arts Strategy Panel
- Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin: Deputy Chair, Australia Council for the Arts
- Lydia Miller: Executive Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts
- Joshua Pether: Performance artist and Pharmacist
- Wayne Barker: Coordinator Festival and Events, KALACC
- Professor Kerry Arabena: Managing Director, Karabena Consulting
- Andrew Donovan: Director Business Systems Transformation, Australia Council for the Arts
About the series
The Australia Council for the Arts is hosting a series of First Nations' Roundtables for arts and creative independents, and organisations, to discuss the current situation that affects us all in relation to COVID-19.
Watch the webinar recording
Watch the rest of the series.
Please contact Michael Hutchings directly if you require further information.
Phone: Michael Hutchings, Project Manager First Nations 0490 299 493
Impacts of COVID-19 on First Nations arts and culture: Download the paper
This paper outlines the immediate and longer term needs, concerns and potentially catastrophic impacts for First Nations arts and culture in light of COVID-19. This includes potential for the most significant loss of arts, culture and language since the arrival of the First Fleet. Drawing on research and sector intelligence, the paper highlights opportunities for First Nations arts specific support and cross-portfolio advocacy and engagement.
JobKeeper and the cultural and creative industries
This paper outlines the immediate and longer term needs of the cultural and creative industries pertaining to the JobKeeper program. While JobKeeper will have a significant benefit, in its current form it will not support a large proportion of the creative workforce. This is due to the specific nature of the cultural and creative industries which are characterised by extremely high levels of casualisation and freelancing. Support for these small businesses, sole traders and our creative economy is vital. Our sector will be essential in helping to rebuild communities and navigate Australia’s path out of the crisis.