Australia Council guide to re-opening the arts
To help artists negotiate the rules around the re-opening of public activities and presentations, the Australia Council has developed a practical, user-friendly guide for independent artists and organisations. Called Re-Activate, it provides step-by-step advice on how to confidently comply with government guidelines to recommence practice and open doors to welcome audiences, visitors and customers. It complies with the existing requirements of steps 2 and 3 of the Australian Government’s 3-Step Framework for a COVIDSafe Australia.
The AC is also working on a plan, named Re-imagine, which will position arts and cultural activity at the heart of the nation’s recovery. The plan is aimed at influencing aspects of steps 2 and 3 that impact the viability and recovery of the arts industry. The focus will be on steps 4 and 5; offering conditions under which arts and cultural activity is both possible and viable. The Australia Council is working with peak bodies, jurisdictions, health and other stakeholders in the development of this work. It is expected to be completed and available by mid-June.