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Recover and Adapt

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Who we are

Creative Recovery Network is a not-for-profit organisation working to develop and embed the vital role of culture, creativity and the arts in Australia’s disaster management systems.

Our approach

Our approach is relational, people-centred and future focussed, underpinned by a framework of respect, engagement and self-determination. 
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What we do

The process of creative recovery is grounded in participatory, community-centered engagement, designed to work respectfully with communities to grow and connect through the disaster experience. We do this across three main platforms of work:

  • Creative Advocacy
  • Training & Mentoring
  • Sharing Stories and Evidence

Who we work with

Artists & Creative Sector
Disaster Recovery Sector

We collaborate with the creative sector – individual artists, arts workers, and arts organisations – to support the ongoing activation of creative programs in disaster preparedness, response and recovery


We work with the disaster management sector to enhance disaster management strategies through arts-based processes and advocate for their inclusion in all stages of disaster planning


We engage with community leaders and grassroots organisations to strengthen recovery capability through a whole-of-community approach 


Creative Responders Podcast

Podcast Documentary Series

Creative Responders

Documentary Series

In-depth stories from communities across Australia, weaving the lived experience of disaster impacted communities with perspectives from experts and real life stories of creative recovery projects that use arts-based processes to repair, rebuild and recover.
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In Conversation Podcast Series

Creative Responders

In Conversation Series

One-on-one conversations between Creative Recovery Network’s Scotia Monkivitch and a diverse range of guests including creative leaders, disaster management experts, artists and community members working on the frontlines to support disaster impacted communities
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Initiatives & Resources