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Resources for cultural diversity

Diversity Arts Australia & British Council, Resources for cultural diversity in the creative sector, July 2020

The Creative Equity Toolkit provides an action-oriented approach to increasing cultural diversity in the arts.

This site features dozens of implementable actions, from simple to complex, along with hundreds of links to tools and resources developed around the world to help put these actions into practice.

Internationally there are remarkable differences in how arts organisations approach the question of diversity. This site brings together ideas, research and best practice from around the world into one place. We’ve extracted the solutions and recommendations from research and case studies, and provided short introductions to key concepts to help inform debate.

This website focuses on ethno-cultural and migrant racial equity in the arts, cultural and creative industries. We acknowledge that the language used in this space is often contested. ‘Diversity’ is not the term preferred by everyone. Diversity also encompasses far more than cultural diversity. We work intersectionally and in solidarity with many communities, including First Nations, people with disability, people with caring responsibilities, queer communities, regional communities and people of diverse ages, genders, religions and socio-economic statuses.

Who is the Toolkit for?

People working in the creative sectors, including arts, screen and cultural organisations, government bodies, philanthropic organisations, policymakers, academics, researchers, educators, board members, activists, creatives and artists, and secondary and tertiary students and teachers.

The Project

The Creative Equity Toolkit is an initiative of the British Council and Diversity Arts Australia, part of the INTERSECT partnership, a knowledge-exchange between Australia and the UK. The UK and Australia are both multi-ethnic societies with an under-representation of artists and creative practitioners from culturally diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds. The Toolkit aims to support the work of cultural diversity and racial equity in the creative sectors between the UK and Australia.

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