Cover and contributors revealed

Behold the beautiful cover for The Relationship Is The Project!

The RITP cover - four books sml.PNG “We at Brow Books are so thrilled and honoured to be able to play a part in this whole undertaking,” the publisher announced this morning. “We are currently making a book that will match the quality and importance of the work on its pages.” Out in February 2020, this book is a vital new resource that aims to assist emerging practitioners, artists and cultural workers better engage with community-based projects.

Brow Books will publish The Relationship Is The Project in partnership with creative producer Jade Lillie as part of her 2017 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship.

Co-edited with Kate Larsen, Cara Kirkwood and Jax Jacki Brown, the breadth of the advice shared in this non-academic, practitioner-led book includes insights into the ethics and logistics of working in community contexts from thought-leaders across the arts, cultural and community sectors.

Contributors and their pieces

  • Genevieve Grieves – First Peoples First

  • Alia Gabres – Intersectionality

  • Eleanor Jackson – The Art of Collaboration

  • Tania Cañas – Ethics and Self-Determination

  • Caroline Bowditch – Access and Inclusion

  • Samuel Kanaan-Oringo and Rosie Dennis – Creating Communities

  • Lia Pa’apa’a – Creatively and Culturally Safe Spaces

  • Adolfo Aranjuez – Platforming for Community: Going beyond surface representation

  • Ruth De Souza and Robyn Higgins – Cultural Safety

  • Dianne Jones, Odette Kelada and Lilly Brown – Racial Literacy: what is ‘race’ and why is it so important to understand?

  • Esther Anatolitis – The Role of the Institution

  • Anna Reece – The Role of Festival Making

  • Daniel Santangeli – Working with Queer Communities and Artists

  • Lenine Bourke – Age, Autonomy and Radical Flexibility: Collaborating with Children and Young People

  • Fotis Kapetopoulos – Audiences and Cultural Diversity

  • Kate Larsen – Duty of Care

  • Jade Lillie – Introduction to community engaged practice; #EpicFail; The Relationship is the Project

  • Paschal Berry – No End Date: timeframes and expectations

This unique publication is a must-have resource for community-engaged practice.

Pre-order now on the Brow Books website.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

This project is also supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

This project is an outcome from Jade Lillie’s time as a 2018/19 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow. Thank you to Sidney Myer Fund for supporting artists and practitioners through the Creative Fellowship and associated initiatives.