This submission has been prepared by Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with the following organisations:
- Casa Cultura
- Cohealth Arts Generator
- Cultural Infusion
- Diversity Arts Australia
- Footscray Community Arts Centre
- The Boite
- Outer Urban Projects
In responding to Creative State 2020+, we welcome the focus on diversity at all levels. To achieve diverse and equal representation across the creative industries for all Victorians, in particular for those Victorians for whom participation is prevented by structural and systemic barriers, much focused work is needed.
A firm commitment to diversity is central to the growth of the State’s creative industries. The existing and developing ecosystem of diverse creative practitioners and their support organisations is the lifeblood that will nurture and generate the talent, creativity, knowledge and leadership that will grow and sustain the sector into the future.
Image credit: FIRE MONKEY Stolen Fire and Fractured Myths 2018, photo by Gregory Lorenzutti.