Colour Cycle Podcast - Racial Equity in the Creative Sector

Chris Pash
By Chris Pash | 13 August 2021

The Colour Cycle Podcast is back with season three.

Racial equity arts organisation Diversity Arts Australia, against the background of  Black Lives Matter and the Stop Asian Hate movement, has released Concrete Strategies for Racial Equity.

The podcast features practical approaches to creatively and proactively addressing these challenges.

“Never has there been a more important moment for the Australian arts and screen sectors to have these conversations and to pause, listen and reflect about the ways we work and the systems we operate within,” says Lena Nahlous, Diversity Arts Executive Director and Colour Cycle podcast host.

“Last year, for the first time in my lifetime, mainstream media channels were talking about systemic racism. So this season we’re talking about how global disruptions have affected artists and creatives.”

The eight-part season covers a broad range, including: global anti-racism movements such as Black Lives Matter and Stop Asian Hate, the necessity of diversity standards, the power of Indigenous music in retaining language, and the importance of allyship and leadership networks and questions about whether we remove monuments, movies and books or whether we put them in dialogue with works that challenge them. The season also includes a series of conversations with UK creative industry thought-leaders, in partnership with British Council Australia.

The podcast features: Writer/ broadcaster Benjamin Law; Executive Director, Creative Diversity Network UK Deborah Williams; Noongar singer/songwriter Gina Williams; Head of Inclusion, British Film Institute Jennifer Smith; artist and refugee advocate Safdar Ahmed; writer/performer Moreblessing Maturure; Senior Manager, Aboriginal Strategy and Engagement at Create NSW Peter White; Asian Australian Alliance Founder Erin Wen Ai Chew; local media legend Sunil Badami; and, creatives Reina Takeuchi, Andrea Sripsurapon, Jayanto Tan and more.

Each episode introduces new topics and provides concrete strategies for those hoping to reach equity and inclusion goals in the creative sector.

The Colour Cycle podcast is produced by Jennifer Macey, with production support from Diversity Arts’ Sonia Mehrmand and Claire Cao, and assistant producers Alison Tanudisastro and Vir Kaula.

The Colour Cycle Podcast is available now on Apple iTunes

Have something to say on this? Share your views in the comments section below. Or if you have a news story or tip-off, drop us a line at

Sign up to the AdNews newsletter, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for breaking stories and campaigns throughout the day.

Read more about these related brands, agencies and people

comments powered by Disqus