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


Leading and supporting the organisation of Community Arts and Cultural Development practices in preparedness and response to natural disasters.

Creative Recovery, as a framework and a process, requires skilled facilitation, consistent support and resourcing. It is a process of connecting and embedding creative approaches within emergency management.

Building the Creative Recovery Network helps build the arts and culture industry at large. The network offers Australian artists an opportunity to foster long-term collaborative relationships within a diversity of sectors and with their local and national communities.


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.

Cluster Development

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.

Carbon Neutral

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.

Resouce Library

We are building a library of case studies and resources to support the arts sector in preparedness and recovery





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