YOU ARE DIFFERENT (AND THAT'S OK!)
Rather than making a political statement about a homogenous Australia and the world at large, ICACM simply sympathises with those who stand out from the rest.
Because different is, after all, wonderful.
We manage artists from the following ancestries:
- The Subcontinent
- The Middle East
- Latin America
- Indigenous Australia
- Middle Europe
Since 1945 seven million people have migrated to Australia. Today, 1 in 4 of Australia’s 22 million people were born overseas or at least have a migrant parent. 4 million speak a language other than English. That's roughly half of the population. In total they speak over 300 languages and identify with more than 270 ancestries. [Source: ABS 2011 Census of Population and Housing]
Those living with disability:
- Hearing & Vision Impairment
- Mobility Impairment
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Learning Disability
- Intellectual Disability
- Trauma Injury
- Chronic Illness
As of 2009, just under one in five Australians (18.5% or 4.0 million persons) reported having a disability compared to the remaining 60% of the population. A further 21% had a long-term health condition that did not restrict their everyday activities. Of those with a disability, 87% had a specific limitation or restriction; that is, an impairment restricting their ability to perform communication, mobility or self-care activities, or a restriction associated with schooling or employment. [Source: ABS 2009]
And LGBTIQ artists, which stand for or represent:
- Gender Normative
1.2% of Australians identify as gay or lesbian, while 1.6% of men in Australia identify as gay and 0.9% identify as bisexual. 0.8% of women identify as lesbian; 1.4% identify as bisexual. Same-sex couples represented about 1% of all couples in Australia [Source: ABS 2011]. However Australian Human Rights Commisssion believes that these numbers are as high as 11% of all Australians with diverse, sex or gender orientation, mainly because at least up to 42% of these individuals hide their identity for personal, psychological, social, psychosexual or workplace reasons.