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

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CAN WA is the peak body for community arts and cultural development in Western Australia.
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Community Arts
Network WA

At CAN we know that arts transforms communities.
We bring artists, creatives and diverse communities together to share stories, learn from each other and make inspiring art.
Through this we’ve seen lives change and communities strengthened.
Our vision is for a just, diverse and resilient society fuelled by imagination and creativity.
Our purpose is to grow resilient communities through arts and creativity.

Our values are:

RESPECT – We honour the inherent worth of all people, cultures and the environment
SOCIAL EQUITY – We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to engage, participate and flourish
RESILIENCE – we foster connectedness through the arts for strong and thriving communities
CREATIVITY – we create art that inspires the sharing of culture and identity.

Within this context, the core functions of CAN are:

-To produce inspiring art with diverse communities
-To build connections and broker opportunities for artists and communities
-To build the capacity of artists, communities and partners with whom we work.