Creating Art Part 1: Australia Council for the Arts releases latest research19.08.2020
The Australia Council for the Arts has released the findings from its latest research report; Creating Art Part 1: The makers’ view of First Nations theatre and dance.
The report is the third in the series which focuses on creating and presenting First Nations works.
Key findings from the report include:
- There is a growing appetite among audiences, presenters and makers for meaningful engagement with diverse First Nations work. However, First Nations artists still face barriers in bringing their work to audiences.
- First Nations work can still be perceived as ‘risky’ to program, and audience interest is underestimated. These assumptions must continue to be challenged and tested.
- First Nations artists and creatives working in dance and theatre are creating many of their own opportunities, pathways and structures to connect a wealth of diverse storytelling to audiences.
- Artists highlight opportunities including: a whole-of-sector response to the skills gap in off-stage roles; resourcing for mentoring and specific cultural consultant roles; and development of pathways for First Nations companies.
- First Nations artists make powerful contributions to the performing arts industry and toured internationally to great acclaim before COVID-19.
Other reports in the series include Showcasing Creativity and Building Audiences