Culturally and linguistically diverse Australians account for 39% of the Australian population yet they are still underrepresented in the arts as leaders, arts workers, artists and audiences. Despite their strong support for the arts, captured in quantitative Australian national arts participation surveys, little qualitative information is available about the barriers that they experience as audience members.
In 2019, Nexus Arts commenced a project aiming to explore the unique experiences of culturally diverse audiences, supported by the Government of South Australia through a Multicultural Affairs Stronger Together grant. The result of this study is a toolkit designed to assist arts organisations to become more welcoming and inclusive of audiences with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Follow this link to download your copy of the Toolkit and Literature Review.