Australia Council publishes Community Relevance Guide

Friday, 27 June 2014

The Community Relevance Guide is part of the Australia Council’s Artistic Vibrancy program, which identified that arts organisations needed resources to help them reach out to communities beyond their traditional audiences.

Community Relevance is one of the five elements of Artistic Vibrancy, alongside artistic quality and excellence of craft, audience engagement and stimulation, curation and development of the artform, and development of artists. Artistically vibrant arts organisations reflect on and take action in all of these areas.

In consultation with arts organisations, the Australia Council for the Arts identified five stages of Community Relevance. A Guide was developed, with reflection questions for arts organisations at each stage, as well as stories that illustrate what arts organisations are currently doing, and further practical information.

The aim of the Community Relevance Guide is to provide ideas and resources to encourage reflection within arts organisations about the relevance of their artistic practice, activities and operations. The Guide promotes good practice examples of organisations that are reflecting and taking action on Community Relevance.

The broader goal is to achieve a shared understanding in the arts sector for talking about our relevance to the community as a whole.

To read the Guide, please click here.



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