Access and audience development reports released on Australian arts

Friday, 13 August 2010 14:14pm

Arts Access Australia has commissioned two reports on access and audience development in museums, galleries and the performing arts. The reports aim to assess what is currently being done, and what needs to be done, to increase access to the arts, highlighting the shared responsibility for access from all stakeholders involved in the Australian arts.

Some of the reports’ recommendations include:

  • That all funding authorities collaborate and share information and processes to ensure consistent and comparable collection and reporting of data about the participation and attendance of people with disabilities in the arts.

  • That the Commonwealth Government adapt USA and UK legislative provisions to amend the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and place a positive duty on service providers to be accessible.
  • That Commonwealth, State and Territory arts funding bodies only support exhibitions, productions and tours taking place in venues that can demonstrate they are taking reasonable steps to improve access.

Funded by the Australian Government’s Australia Council, the reports will be relevant to collecting institutions, venues, touring and related organisations, as well as government policy makers and program administrators.

The reports can be downloaded below in PDF or Word format:

Access and Audience Development in Australia: Museums and Galleries (PDF)
Access and Audience Development in Australia: Museums and Galleries (Word document)

Access and Audience Development in Australia: Performing Arts Research Report (PDF)
Access and Audience Development in Australia: Performing Arts Research Report (Word document)

 


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