A network of trained, supported and connected Lead Creative Responders who are ready to support communities in response and recovery from disasters.

If you are a creative and you interested in supporting your community in responding to disasters please join our database.

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Creative Responders

Creative Responders are the grounding upon which the work of the Creative Recovery Network exists. We grow relationships with artists through a cycle of connection, preparation and support to respond at a local engagement level.

The Creative Responders:

  • Are key connectors – aware of broader community/services/Local Government 
  • Have regular contact with Creative Recovery Network and with each other 
  • Support the coordination of local artists/members 
  • Represent Creative Recovery Network at events/forums 
  • Run the Creative Recovery training 
  • Are connected to the local council / EM leaders/manager 
  • Are activated for local impact events 
  • Run local cluster meetings. The work of our preparedness activities enables us to be responsive to a diverse array of potential impacts, with the premise that we can scale the framework up or down as required. 

By ensuring we have strong development and engagement processes for professional development and support we will build high performance leaders who are competent and confident to lead their communities in time of disaster. By connecting individuals and organisations via a supported system of professional supervision we will set standards for the wellbeing and longevity of our artists.


Creative Recovery Training

The Creative Recovery Training is the outcome of a partnership between Creative Recovery Network and Red Cross. The training provides practitioners and community leaders with practical skills and know-how related to:

  • Impact of disasters on communities
  • Facilitating community groups to develop preparedness and recovery programs and…

Creative Recovery Framework

The Creative Recovery Preparedness and Response Strategy Framework works in conjunction with the Local Council / State Disaster/Emergency Management Plan and Cultural Plan. The Framework is intended to support and guide the arts and cultural sector and Creative Recovery Network in preparation and… 

Making Time: Artist Self-Care

Managing experiences of fatigue, exhaustion, burnout, mental health issues, and posttraumatic stress symptoms are the focus of the Making Time: Arts and Self-care program. It is clear that artists and arts workers who are working in regional and remote, complex community settings, are often at risk of stress, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder and burnout. This is especially…

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