Leading and supporting the organisation of Community Arts and Cultural Development practices in preparedness and response to natural disasters.
Currently, arts and cultural development are not a well represented in broader community recovery in Australia. However, an opportunity exists through this initiative, and others, to build the case for arts and culture in community recovery and resilience.
First Peoples First
First People’s culture and arts are the foundation blocks of Australia. Care for Country is a driving force for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The Creative Recovery Network works with the First Peoples of Australia to ensure their culture, arts and knowledges around caring for and healing this country are the guiding structure for our vision and working processes.
The Cluster structure we are developing follows the management framework of the United Nations Emergency Response process. Clusters act as a model for preparedness and response, ensuring clear communication, strong local, state and national connections and a repository of key information and relationships across the disaster management sectors.
Arts and culture are the central elements of our work and why we come together. We strive to ensure that all aspects of our work are seated within and through arts engagement and practice.
We take seriously our need to reduce our carbon footprint. In joining the Creative Climate Coalition we pledge to:
- Take action to make our work more sustainable and carbon neutral.
- Speak out and up, using our voices to accelerate positive environmental change.
- Jointly support one another, sharing good practices campaigns and knowledge.
- Use creativity to find, and scale, solutions.