The Australia Council for the Arts developed the Community Relevance Guide to support arts organisations to create meaningful connections with communities.

Within the Guide there are five stages of Community Relevance. Each stage contains questions to consider followed by practical information for action. Click on the above to explore each of the five stages.

Why a Community Relevance Guide?

Being relevant to communities means making art that matters to society. In this time of global change, when communities are changing rapidly, arts organisations need to stay relevant to survive and thrive.

Community Relevance is one of the five elements of Artistic Vibrancy, which is a term that seeks to capture the different dimensions of artistic success and achievements that arts organisations strive for.

For more information, head to the Community Relevance website

IMAGE CREDIT: Queensland Ballet-Hear and Say Workshop 2012 – CEO Anna Marsden