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

Authors

  • Josephine Caust University of Melbourne, Australia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21153/jcgs2019vol3no1art1051

Keywords:

cultural rights, arts practices, social equity, identity, freedom of expression

Abstract

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 inequities. It is argued here that unless cultural rights are seen as a basic human right and embedded in the legal national framework, then sectors of the broader community are disenfranchised.

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2021-03-30

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Caust, Josephine. 2021. “Cultural Rights As Human Rights and the Impact on the Expression of Arts Practices”. Journal of Citizenship and Globalisation Studies 3 (1):17-30. https://doi.org/10.21153/jcgs2019vol3no1art1051.

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