“…the larger task remains to engineer a genuine culture shift at the grassroots of the arts; to adequately support artist wellbeing in a competitive and under-funded sector. Real culture change doesn’t come cheap. It takes money, time and resources and on that front, Australia is a long way from Hollywood.
In our competitive and underfunded sector, power relationships are ever present. It is simply too easy for an artist to not be selected for future contracts if they are perceived to have had mental or physical health issues in the past. Young artists have very strong motivation not to disclose such issues and risk succumbing to career-ending illness or injury….”
This has, alas, all come about a bit too late.
- MEAA – Australian Screen Industry Code of Practice for Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Bullying
- The Conversation – Hollywood may be able to afford #MeToo, but it’s a stretch for the Australian arts