Findings from a 2020 national consultation of Australia’s arts and cultural sector.
The findings highlight the ongoing challenges to artists and creative workers’ livelihoods, many of which have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Indeed, for many, survival was and remains the primary concern.
The consultation also highlights the resilience of an industry that has long grappled with precarity while continuing to generate and innovate. The findings cast light on challenges of accelerated digital adaptation through the pandemic, and show our creative workers’ swiftness in identifying new and more sustainable ways to engage internationally.
Three key themes emerged in the findings: survival and resilience, centring equity and public value. We are reflecting on these findings and identifying our actions in response. Many of the actions that participants called for are already well and truly underway at the Council. Some of the challenges identified remain in front of us and will demand more of our attention and leadership.
Learn more via the Australia Council for the Arts website
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.