Diversity Arts Australia

Community Arts & Cultural Development

Diversity Arts Australia

Diversity Arts Australia is Australia’s key organisation promoting cultural diversity in the arts. 38% of Australians identify as culturally diverse, and we want to build a creative sector that reflects this diversity.

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DARTS provides brokerage and support for the arts sector, CaLD artists, government, media and others. We advocate for critical engagement and commitment to diversity in programming, staffing, leadership and audiences, and support for non-Western practice. Help us to continue to make this fundamental, sustainable and transformative change.

Culturally diverse Australians make up 38% percent of the overall population and yet systemic discrimination, tokenism and misrepresentation continue to create barriers within the arts and cultural sectors.

As Australia’s leading national voice for advancing cultural diversity across all arts practice areas, DARTS’ work is critical and urgent. But we cannot do it alone.

Diversity Arts Australia need your help in continuing to support and amplify the diverse voices in our community. Without core funding we rely solely on the financial support of people like you to help us continue to advocate for equity and inclusion.

We do this through professional development, mentorships, symposia, consultancy, knowledge-sharing, policy advice, blueprints and leadership initiatives.

Your donation will go towards organisational costs that keep the lights on, and help us keep doing the important work of:

Researching & Development
DARTS undertakes research, benchmarking and knowledge-sharing to track, measure and identify barriers, systemic discrimination, leading practice and trends.

Creating Digital Impact
Digital platforms enable national and international connection, and provide spaces for dialogue and reflection.

Implementing Strategic Projects
DARTS’ projects centre CaLD creatives, and are determined by them. Current strategic projects such as Diversity Dialogues, Diverse Screens, Creative Lives, Stories from the Future, Colourfest, which place artists as advocates.

Brokering Partnerships & Ensuring Sustainability
Develop alliances across sectors, including regional areas, to build capacity, share resources, diversify income streams and future-proof.

Live Projects

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Diversity Arts Australia’s (DARTS) vision is for a creative sector that reflects Australia’s cultural and linguistic diversity in our galleries, books, digital platforms, stages, screens, and the leadership of the arts sector. Aligned with the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity (2001), our work is underpinned by human rights principles; we are committed to the belief that diversity of creative expression and participation is fundamental to an inclusive and sustainable arts sector and society.

DARTS provides brokerage and support for the arts sector, CaLD artists, government, media and others, via professional development, mentorships, symposia, consultancy, knowledge-sharing, policy advice, blueprints and leadership initiatives.

We advocate for critical engagement and commitment to diversity in programming, staffing, leadership and audiences, and support for non-Western practice. This is fundamental to sustainable and transformative change.

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