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Cultural Engagement Framework

The First Nations Arts and Cultures Panel and Arts Queensland have collaborated to develop a draft Cultural Engagement Framework - Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultures in Queensland.

This draft Framework aims to inform and guide respectful engagement with First Nations peoples, organisations and communities in the development and presentation of arts and cultural work.

The draft Framework has the key objectives, to:

  • increase understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and protocols
  • improve cultural safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples working in the arts and cultural sector including government owned arts organisations and venues
  • position arts and culture as a platform for enabling and supporting the Path to Treaty
  • ensure that First Nations arts and cultural practitioners, communities and cultural materials are ethically and respectfully engaged
  • support achievement of the Creative Together vision for a state renewed and transformed through arts, culture and creativity

The draft Cultural Engagement Framework includes guiding principles and tips for putting the principles into practice.

Who is the Framework for?

The Framework has been developed to support Queensland arts practitioners and organisations who work with First Nations artists and communities or engage with First Nations cultural heritage.

This Framework supports the Queensland Government’s commitment to Path to Treaty, reframing relationships and supporting healing with First Nations peoples. 

We need your feedback

Be part of positive change and share your feedback on this draft Cultural Framework. We are using your feedback to inform the final draft, and your feedback will not be made public.

How to review the Framework

Download the Cultural Engagement Framework (PDF) (1.9 MB)

Have your say

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Consultation closing date

Consultation closed on 31 May 2022.

The final Cultural Engagement Framework is due to be released in mid 2022.