New report is a wake up call of failings in equity and diversity representation

In sync with global trends, the Australia Council’s latest report calls for increased equity and accountability: the arts do not yet reflect the diversity of our people.

This week (8 June), the Australia Council released its latest research report: Towards Equity: A research overview of diversity in Australia’s arts and cultural sector.

The Council’s 2019 National Arts Participation Survey revealed more work is needed to ensure that everyone feels ‘the arts are for people like me’. This report extends that research to show where the gaps in equity exist.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina