Edited by CDN Research Program Manager and colleagues from the Victorian College of the Arts Centre for Cultural Partnerships, Making Culture Count brings together diverse perspectives from scholars, policy-makers and creative practitioners to explore the burgeoning field of cultural measurement and its implications. The publication was inspired by CDN and VCA-CCP’s conference of the same name in 2012. The book is now available through Palgrave MacMillan. Read more about : Making Culture Counts
ArtsReady equips young Australians with the experience and qualifications necessary to make a meaningful and ongoing contribution to the arts and creative industries. The program links trainees with partner organisations to deliver quality workplace experiences and industry recognised qualifications, while providing support every step of the way as trainees build a career.
CDN is supporting the upcoming conference ‘Turning Learning Inside Out’ run by the new Public Pedagogies Institute. The conference will focus on teaching and learning that takes place outside formal educational institutions. These include arts, community engagement, public history, as well as public institutions like museums, libraries, neighbourhood houses and community centres.
Recently presented at the conference ‘Rethinking the Region and Regionalism in Australasia: Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century“, this presentation discusses the intersection between cultural and urban development, drawing on concepts of place and place-making. By approaching cultural initiatives as places and a planning process as a place-making process, the research demonstrates how the two fields of cultural and urban development intersect and invites us to consider how proper assessment of cultural initiatives could benefit planning processes. (more…)
A review of the Arts Central project was undertaken in Making Arts Central in a Regional Australian Community, recently published in the Global Compact Cities Programme’s latest ‘Cities for the Future’. In the article Cynthia Lam, a Research Officer from RMIT University explores how the Central Goldfields Shire is trailing a new approach to economic and social revitalisation, by encouraging organisations across all sectors to embrace the arts. To read the full article or to request a copy click here.