The workforce of Australia's media and screen industries is becoming increasingly diverse, leading to exciting creative collaborations and opportunities...

Diversity in Practice

Location:

140 George St
2000 NSW
Australia

Venue:
Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia
Diversity in Practice

Event Details

The workforce of Australia's media and screen industries is becoming increasingly diverse, leading to exciting creative collaborations and opportunities. However, many insiders still don't understand why diversity is important and how to do it well. Our cultural heritages and lived experiences influence the way we think, talk and tell stories, yet our systems have a long way to go to recognise the true value of diversity in relation to creative work. As a result, practitioners from diverse backgrounds may find it hard to get a foot in the door, and those who have made it in may struggle to have their voices heard.

We need to keep working on making our media landscape more representative, and doing it well. Let's get it right in theory, as well as in practice. It's time for 'Diversity 2.0'.

Join our panel of industry insiders for a lively discussion that explores how change can occur within organisations. For individual practitioners, learn how to thrive and understand the value of your cultural capital, and appreciate how building personal and professional support networks that sustain your creativity and career.

This event is organised by the Diversity in Australian Media group, which represents different cultures, ethnicities, religions, genders, abilities, classes, ages & LGBTQI voices. Our wonderful event supporters are Accessible Arts, AFTRSContemporary Asian Australian PerformanceDiversity Arts Australia and Women In Film and Television NSW.

Access and Inclusion

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
  • Auslan Interpreted - Auslan interpreted events are for audiences who are Deaf and use Australian Sign Language (Auslan) as their primary means of communication. Experienced Auslan theatre interpreters stand to the side of the stage and translate what the speakers are saying or Auslan signing the text and dialogue live. Audiences requiring this service are seated in the section closest to the interpreter to ensure good sightlines.
  • Companion card - The Companion Card is for people with a significant permanent disability, who always need a companion to provide attendant care type support in order to participate at most available community venues and activities.