COVID recovery must have diversity in mind

COVID struggles for First Nations and culturally diverse creatives have been exacerbated by racism, finds latest Diversity Arts Australia report.

The impacts of COVID-19 on the creative industries have been widely covered, but the under representation of First Nations and creatives of colour prevails.

To this end, Diversity Arts Australia (DARTS) has been on the forefront to survey culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) practitioners. The recent Lost Work 2.0 Report builds upon their 2020 survey, and was conducted between 29 March – 31 May 2021 to uncover the impacts of COVID-19 on income and further marginalisation faced by CaLD and First Nations creatives.

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Celina Lei is an Arts Writer at ArtsHub. She acquired her masters in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Prior to joining ArtsHub, she was an editorial assistant at the Hong Kong based ArtAsiaPacific magazine and is an art host on independent Instagram platform Club Ambroise. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria. Instagram: @lleizy_