The Creative Recovery Network is a not-for-profit Australian organisation that secures and promotes the critical role of the arts in disaster preparedness and recovery efforts.

Typically an afterthought when planning community recovery, the Creative Recovery Network aims to get arts and culture sector a ‘seat at the table’ when the responses are being planned. We demonstrate the value and importance of integrating arts and culture into disaster recovery from the ground up. We are the arts-ambulance ready to respond.

The Creative Recovery Network is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Creative Recovery Network acknowledges the country, culture and traditional custodians of the land upon which we walk, work and live. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and future of Indigenous nations in Australia and abroad. We acknowledge that Australian Aboriginal sovereignty was never ceded.
+61 423 987 207

PO Box 101, Annerley QLD 4103

Creative Recovery Network

works with professional artists, cultural workers, community members, arts and non-arts organisations, community-based workers, humanitarian workers and those interested in the power of the arts to positively change communities. We work with communities in the development of high level and locally relevant projects and activities to build capacity and drive social change.

We strive to support the work of artists and communities preparing and responding to disaster through

FOUR platforms of work.


CONNECTING communities through stories of Creative Recovery, enhancing collaboration and promoting representation of the arts throughout emergency planning and response.


PREPARING for emergencies through planning, which recognises arts as a vital component of emergency preparedness and response.


BUILDING CAPACITY of artists and community members who work on the front line through training, sharing of ideas, tools and resources and support.


ARTS-LED COMMUNITY PROJECTS – Working with the community to create showcase projects that respond to key issues and build a strong and relevant practice.

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