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The eight principles [MP3 - 3.6 MB]
Transcript of the principles
The Cultural Ministers Council has set out eight principles to guide our work on disability and the arts:
- All Australians have the right to access, and participate in, arts and cultural activities.
- Artists and arts workers with a disability should have the same choices and opportunities to pursue a career in the arts as those without a disability.
- Participation in arts and cultural activity by people with a disability is important to foster creativity, innovation and community enrichment in our society.
- The experiences of people with a disability are diverse and we need to be flexible in the strategies we use to improve outcomes for people with a disability.
- People with a disability need to be able to take part in the decisions that affect them.
- We need to build on existing strengths, relationships and activities to improve access to, and participation in, arts and cultural activity by people with a disability.
- We need to enlist the help of families and supporters of people with a disability, as well as community services, government agencies, businesses and philanthropic organisations to increase opportunities to participate in arts and cultural activities.
- Through the National Arts and Disability Strategy, the Cultural Ministers Council commits to a collaborative national approach by governments.