How it worked
The goal of this consultation was to maximise the opportunities for people to contribute to our future strategies.
The public had expressed clear appreciation for arts and culture during the COVID-19 crisis. There was scope to build on this momentum to improve public understanding of the arts’ contribution to society and economy.
A dialogue across the industry was required. Through this dialogue, we can acknowledged the current situation, understood the opportunities for change, and engaged in a national conversation about the shared future that we can create. Throughout September and October 2020, we invited the public to engage with us via our online platform and through a series of online town hall discussions. In addition, there was a range of focus groups that align with our key questions.
Diversity and access
The Australia Council encourages participation in the consultation process from people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disability, people who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing, and people living in regional and remote areas.
The town hall sessions will be Auslan interpreted and captioned.