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Respecting Cultures

Respecting Cultures

Respecting Cultures, Working with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community and Aboriginal Artists has been published in partnership with Arts Tasmania, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board of the Australia Council for the Arts, and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, and with support from the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. It is an initiative of Arts Tasmania's Aboriginal Advisory Committee.

Respecting Cultures promotes greater awareness of the protocols needed to ensure that Aboriginal artists are acknowledged and their intellectual property and culture is respected and protected. The publication provides a specific Tasmanian perspective as a companion text for the Australia Council's five 'Cultures: Protocols for Producing Indigenous Arts' booklets, which focus on Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Writing, Song and New Media.

The Tasmanian guide includes these booklets in a CD format. The guide is free and available to artists, arts organisations, local government and education institutions liaising with the Aboriginal Community for the use of Aboriginal content for all cultural projects.

The 2009 revised paper Respecting Cultures, Working with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community and Aboriginal Artists can be downloaded here:

Respecting Cultures - Working with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community and Aboriginal Artists - PDF 1.5 MB

The Australia Council guides can be downloaded from the Australia Council website.