“The 2019 Countess Report is now live and available here…”
The Countess Report is an independent artist run initiative that publishes data on gender representation in the Australian contemporary art world. An artist run initiative, Countess simultaneously works in the legacies of institutional critique and research based conceptual art practices.
New Countess Report: Independent sectors lead the visual arts in gender equality, while state institutions fall behind…
About:The Countess Report
The project was founded in 2008 by artist Elvis Richardson. In 2017 artist Amy Prcevich (Melbourne) and Miranda Samuels (Sydney/NYC) joined Elvis as co-editors of Countess.
- f you want to be part of ensuring an accountable and more transparent art-world
- If you want a platform to discuss gender identity, intersectionality and representation in the art-world
Access the 2019 Countess Report
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Image courtesy NAVA: Amy Prcevich and Elvis Richardson at Seventh Gallery, Melbourne. Artwork pictured by Ellen Yeong Gyeong Son, In the name of love : 사랑이란 이름으로. Photo by Phoebe Powell.
The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) leads advocacy, policy and action for a contemporary Australian arts sector that’s ambitious and fair. Through the Code of Practice for the Professional Australian Visual Arts, Craft and Design Sector, NAVA sets best practice standards for the industry. Key to NAVA’s policy priorities is that gender disparities in fees, opportunities and representation are overcome through policy and regulation, and that all relevant government departments collect demographic information that allow for strategic program planning that addresses LGBTQIA* artists. NAVA’s recent policy work in this field has included releasing the Anonymous “Speak Up” Protocol: A Guide for Boards on how to respond to anonymous complaints of gendered harassment, and supporting CLEAR EXPECTATIONS: Guidelines for institutions, galleries and curators working with trans, non-binary and gender diverse artists in Australia, released earlier this year.