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


Building the capacity of artists and cultural workers across Australia to work in complex emergency contexts locally, nationally and internationally through rigorous training, professional supervision mechanisms and support for artists’ self-care.

We are working to ensure exemplary standards of professional development, critical analysis, discussion and debate around the practice of arts engagement within disaster management and working within complex community situations.


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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