Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to share with you a national Digital Culture Strategy.

The strategy sets out a shared vision for a digitally enabled and thriving arts and cultural industry.

By 2024:

  • First Nations arts and cultural experiences are amplified through digital mediums.
  • Audiences can easily discover and access Australian arts and culture online.
  • Australian creative practitioners embrace digital and emerging technologies to develop their practice.
  • Digital environments support sustainable creative careers and business models.
  • Australian creative practitioners are digitally confident and proficient.
  • Digital environments are accessible, inclusive and safe for all practitioners and audiences.

Explore the strategy

In response to the strategy, we are launching a four-year Digital Culture Program.

The program will develop practice, share knowledge and invest in innovation, and includes:

  • A dedicated First Nations digital program.
  • Focused digital literacy and skills development initiatives.
  • Research, resources and knowledge sharing.
  • A framework for accelerating innovation and investment in digital projects.

Partnerships are crucial to our shared commitment to digital transformation. We are activating partnerships across government and industries to maximise the benefits that digital offers the arts and cultural industry.

We will be announcing new programs and opportunities regularly over the next twelve months.

Current opportunities
We are pleased to announce the first two development opportunities:

Digital Strategist-in-Residence
Find details for the Strategist-in-Residence here

CEO Digital Mentoring Program
Information about the position CEO Digital Mentoring Program is here

We will announce new programs in the coming weeks including:

  • A digital skills program of short courses and workshops.
  • A digital maturity toolkit for the arts.
  • A lab to explore and develop digitally enabled business models.

More digital offerings from the Australia Council

Please explore our latest report, In Real Life: Mapping digital cultural engagement in the first decades of the 21st century. The report provides timely insights into how audiences use digital technology to engage with the arts.

Please explore these opportunities and get in touch with any questions.https://www.youtube.com/embed/9hsvNHrbSwg?feature=oembed

Go here to read the In Real Life report

Best regards,

Kevin du Preez
Director, Capacity Building
Australia Council for the Arts

Kevin du Preez is the Director, Capacity Building, at the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian national arts funding and policy organisation.

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