A crucial moment for increasing cultural diversity comes when you are developing your program or commissioning new work. If you turn to the same types of creatives or compositions every year, and they are not very diverse, it’s well worth taking steps to change.
Key goals are to avoid monocultural programs and to bring authenticity to representations of the community. It involves taking a clear-eyed look at the reality of who makes up your community, and your audience.
The Australian Human Rights Commission, in its Leading for Change report (2018), estimated that 39% (two in five) Australians do not come from an Anglo-Celtic background. The 2011 British Census found that 13% (one in eight) people in Britain were not white.