This site offers a range of tools and resources to assist local government and others in their cultural development work.


be informed

Use CDN’s projects and publications to support your work. Find out what we’re working on.



create a plan

Online guide to create a cultural development plan for your council.


Guidance on measuring outcomes of cultural engagement.


The National Local Government Cultural Forum is CDN’s national initiative aimed to promote stronger cultural development practice in local government across Australia, by articulating and developing a national perspective. Learn more here



CDN’s subsidiary organisation, Creating Australia informs the practice of arts in communities through research. Learn more about Creating Australia here



Arts Ready

CDN endorses the Arts Ready initiative that provides creative career pathways for young people across Australia. Learn more about how ArtsReady is supporting local employment through partnerships with Local Government.





Australia Council   Creative Victoria

Cultural Development Network Ltd is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.