Reigniting arts and cultural activity across Australia is a complex task as Covid continues to make its presence known. The Australia Council has been listening to arts and cultural organisations, peak bodies and independent artists about the impacts of COVID-19 and the changes needed to manage them.

This has already resulted in the creation of Re-activate, a guide for independent artists and organisations that outlines how to comply with government guidelines to recommence practice and open doors to welcome audiences, visitors and customers. 

The Australia Council has now announced the latest resource in its Re-ignite suite - Re-activate:beyond step three.

This resource sets out industry standards and protocols for the arts and cultural industry to consider in preparation for moving into the next phase of Australia’s response to COVID-19.

It aims to assist artists and organisations as restrictions ease and provide essential advice regarding the next steps for the arts and cultural industry, outlining the key elements for re-opening as states and territories (except Victoria, at the present time) move towards re-opening. 

Executive director advocacy and development, Dr Wendy Were, stated, “We know how important arts and culture are to communities, regions and our cities, and how vital they are for a thriving economy and for the health and well-being of all Australians. Getting the arts and cultural industries moving again is essential to national economic, social and cultural recovery. We trust Re-ignite continues to be a useful resource to support confident compliance with the Australian Government’s current 3-Step Framework for a COVIDSafe Australia.”

Re-activate:beyond step three is now available on The Australia Council website.

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