RESOURCES

Response can mean many things – Care, comfort, connection, reframing, resilience building, empowerment, re-storying, celebration, memorialising. The arts can play a deep, real role in supporting communities and individuals to tackle disasters and the potential of reframing life, landscape and connection beyond the impact.

This is a growing library which we are slowly adding to. Please let us know if you have any key resources you would like to share.

In my experience, arts plays a critical, but hugely undervalued role, in this process (disaster recovery).  However, I don’t believe it is art as a spectator activity – it is the participation, the involvement in the creative process that makes the difference.

– Bruce Esplin, Emergency Services Commissioner, Vic 2011

Communities across the world continue to be hit by an unprecedented wave of natural disasters leaving communities on the long road to social, economic and cultural recovery. A growing body of evidence indicates that, particularly in times of community distress, the arts can provide great benefits to personal and community wellbeing, such as increased community cohesiveness, confidence and resilience, improved physical and mental health, reduced feelings of isolation, new personal and creative skills, strengthened connections to place, and a sense of shared optimism.

“Taking time out to be part of such a thing I think although it’s a challenge it’s such a wonderful learning and growing opportunity”

– Linton Brimblecombe, Land Art Project

Community Trauma Toolkit

Community Trauma Toolkit

Flowers from the Ashes

Flowers from the Ashes

The Heart of the Bubble

The Heart of the Bubble

Te Rito Toi

Te Rito Toi

Recovery Capitals – ReCap

Recovery Capitals – ReCap

Creativity in Recovery

Creativity in Recovery

Girringun Portraits

Girringun Portraits

The Wind Phone

The Wind Phone

The Banksia Initiative

The Banksia Initiative

Cartwheels Project

Cartwheels Project

Teaspoon of light

Teaspoon of light

Creating for Wellbeing

Creating for Wellbeing

Into the Light 2013 – Between Land and Sky

Into the Light 2013 – Between Land and Sky

Stormbirds

Stormbirds

Strathewen Bushfire memorial

Strathewen Bushfire memorial

Strathewen Letterbox Project

Strathewen Letterbox Project

Traingle Steel Band Project

Traingle Steel Band Project

Arty Party

Arty Party

Ipwsich Arts Corps Project

Ipwsich Arts Corps Project

Tree of happiness

Tree of happiness

Come together

Come together

Girringun Resilience

Girringun Resilience

Splashing about in our catchment

Splashing about in our catchment

Lockyer Valley Land Art Project – Spierling Family

Lockyer Valley Land Art Project – Spierling Family

Lockyer Valley Land Art Project –  Seaton Family

Lockyer Valley Land Art Project – Seaton Family

Lockyer Valley Land Art Project – Dipple Family

Lockyer Valley Land Art Project – Dipple Family

Lockyer Valley Land Art Project – Brimblecombe Family

Lockyer Valley Land Art Project – Brimblecombe Family

Lockyer Valley Land Art Project

Lockyer Valley Land Art Project

Creative Recovery Pilot Project

Creative Recovery Pilot Project

Strathewen If you care, stay aware, be prepared” message by Gem Gem

Strathewen If you care, stay aware, be prepared” message by Gem Gem

Parent Trees are Talking (Fire Stick Project)

Parent Trees are Talking (Fire Stick Project)

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