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.

contact@creativerecovery.net.au
+61 423 987 207

PO Box 101, Annerley QLD 4103

Splashing about in our catchment

Author: Creative Resilience Alliance and NSF Consulting (Natalie Fisher)

Location: This case study was created as part of an evaluation of the Creative Recovery Pilot Project for Arts Queensland. It illustrates the power of creative education and its ability to help children overcome their fear of rain, following the floods in Queensland’s Lockyer Valley in 2011, Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Queensland, Australia

Funding Body: Arts Queensland and Australia Council for the Arts

Description: Primary School and Artists create a claymation to develop positive relationship to rain and the water cycle post Queensland Floods 2011 to overcome student absentism.

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