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Celebrating Cultural Diversity: Indigenous and CALD Australians’ Artistic Prowess

Advocates for diverse Australian artists are urging for increased funding following a groundbreaking study that reveals Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Australians have a stronger connection to the arts. The fifth National Arts Participation survey, conducted in September and October 2022 among 9,396 Australians aged 15 and above, unveiled these compelling insights.

The survey, the first conducted since the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted the arts industry, found that Indigenous and CALD Australians were more likely to create, attend, and engage with the arts. Specifically, 87% of Indigenous Australians and 81% of CALD Australians participated in arts events and festivals, compared to 68% of the general population. Additionally, 73% of Indigenous Australians and 60% of CALD Australians actively engaged in artistic creation, in contrast to 44% of all Australians.

Georgie McClean from Creative Australia, who conducted the research, emphasizes that the arts are deeply ingrained in Indigenous communities, contributing to their culture, history, and identity. This study underscores the importance of increased support and recognition for the vibrant arts scene within Indigenous and CALD communities in Australia.

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Source: https://amp.theguardian.com/culture/2023/sep/20/indigenous-and-culturally-diverse-australians-more-likely-to-attend-arts-events-study-finds

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