Principles, Ethics and Rights

Gender Equity

Summary of Good Practice Recommendations

Organisations have a responsibility to:

  • ensure that artists and employees of all gender identities are afforded the safety, security and dignity they are entitled to under anti-discrimination law

  • engage in the positive duty to eliminate unlawful sex discrimination and harassment in the workplace

  • consider how gender roles and conceptions of gendered labour vary between cultural contexts, especially within non-First Nations and First Nations communities

  • ensure women, trans, non-binary and gender diverse artists are afforded opportunities for professional growth and to take part in governance and decision-making

  • redress historical gender inequities in art collections through measures such as targets, policies, and targeted collection fundraising

  • provide all-gender bathrooms, suitable all-gender spaces for feeding and changing infants, and provisions for childcare

  • avoid tokenism and essentialism when organising exhibitions and events around themes related to gender

Artists have a responsibility to:

  • support the equitable treatment of fellow artists, peers and arts workers in professional contexts

  • share their pronouns if they wish to do so

  • consider the politics of gender representation in relation to their own practices

  • behave appropriately and professionally in work settings and contexts

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