Journal article

Cultural Rights as Human Rights and the Impact on the Expression of Arts Practices

Jo Caust

Journal of Citizenship and Globalisation Studies | Deakin University, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation | Published : 2019


Cultural rights are becoming an increasingly important area of human rights discussion given the association between culture, identity and social equity. The subject is considered here in the context of how the absence of cultural rights influences both the recognition of the diversity of cultures and the capacity of some to access and practice art. Culture and arts practices are intertwined but certain arts practices are prioritised over others by funding bodies, governments and institutions. Recent examples from Australia are highlighted, in which changes to the cultural makeup of the country are occurring at a rapid rate without adequate responses from governments to address funding inequ..

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