About the series
The Australia Council for the Arts hosted 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.
We appreciate that you are all managing challenging circumstances and that people want to have a First Nations perspective on these rapidly changing times.
A weekly Roundtable enabled people to connect, share and put forward ideas on how we navigate this period of the COVID-19 challenge.
Have your sayThank you for being a part of the First Nations Roundtable community. We have a few questions that we'd like you to answer so that we can adapt the format and content for future First Nations' Roundtables.
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.
The Australia Council has been listening to arts and cultural organisations, peak bodies and independent artists about the impacts of COVID-19 and the changes needed to re-ignite arts and cultural activity across the country. As a result, we have produced the following response: Re-activate which supports jurisdictional compliance.
Re-activate – is a practical, user-friendly guide for independent artists and organisations. It outlines how to confidently comply with government guidelines to recommence practice and open doors to welcome audiences, visitors and customers. It complies with the existing requirements of steps 2 and 3 of the Australian Government’s 3-Step Framework for a COVIDSafe Australia.