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In an engaging, thoughtful and observational style, Marcus Westbury argues that most towns and cities are wasting their most obvious opportunities: the talent, imagination, and passion of the people that live there. In a globalised age, local creativity has access to new possibilities that most places have barely begun to grasp.
In this historic anthology, award-winning writers Rosie Scott and Dr Anita Heiss have gathered together the work of twenty of Australia’s finest writers. Both Indigenous and non-Indigenous together create powerful statements from Northern Territory Elders to bring a new dimension and urgency to an issue that has remained largely outside the public radar.
The Creative City: Vision and Execution, edited by James E. Doyle and Biljana Mickov, challenges the popular understanding of the Creative City, by bridging the gap between the Creative City as concept and the Creative City as practice and, in so doing, provides a contemporary template for policy makers, city planners, and citizens alike.
‘How Creativity Works in the Brain’, Insight from a Santa Fe Institute Working Group, Cosponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.
This report summarises themes and trends emerging from psychological and neurobiological studies of creativity. It explores models for trans-disciplinary research collaborations and it foregrounds artistic creation as a process worthy of more rigorous study. Based on a two-day workshop held in Santa Fe, New Mexico in July 2014, the report also discusses the urgency of such research for broader societal gains.
This publication looks at the barriers to increasing engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and highlights ways the sector could be mobile audiences, through a greater understanding of attitudes, beliefs and behaviours.
Dr. Craig Saper, co-editor of Hyperrhize 12, and Felix Burgos have contributed to this special issue of Hyperrhiz that uses the phrase cultural mapping to describe both a practice and an emerging interdisciplinary field. With multiple roots extending through theory and diverse areas of practice, from artistic inquiry to community planning, cultural mapping reflects the spatial and placed-based research in cultural and artistic studies, architecture and urban design, geography, sociology, cultural policy and planning, and e-media studies. Its recent adoption within a variety of disciplinary areas has necessitated new methodologies, perspectives, and disciplinary objectives.
New book edited by Christiaan de Beukelaer, JP Singh and Miikka Pyykkonen considering the links between the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and cultural development.
New publication by Lazaro Israel Rodriguez Olivia commissioned by German Commission to UNESCO considering North-South-South good practices in knowledge management, creative economy and cultura-for-development in Germany and Mexico.
New Report: Creative councils for creative communities produced by Marrickville Council (NSW) and the UTS Centre for Local Government (UTS:CLG)
Published by ACELG, this resource emphasises the role of creativity as a prerequisite to innovation in local government, particularly during a time of change and reform to the local government sector. The paper explores current thinking about creativity in communities, organisations and the public sector and discusses an approach taken within Marrickville Council about organisational creativity that could be considered by other local governments wishing to operate in a more creative and innovative way
By Ian David Moss, Louise Geraghty, Clara Schuhmacher and Talia Gibas on May 6, 2015 It’s not just the price of admission that’s keeping poor and less-educated adults away from arts events.
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