Come celebrate this vital new book! And hear reflections from the editors, as well as some readings from contributors.
Drinks at bar prices, and some food available.
Monday 3rd February from 6pm
Abbotsford Convent, Community Room
1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
About the book
The Relationship is the Project: Working with Communities
Edited by Jade Lillie, with Kate Larsen, Cara Kirkwood and Jax Jacki Brown
A brilliant new ‘right now’ resource that aims to assist emerging practitioners, artists and cultural workers better engage with community-based projects.
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 collaboration and leadership to platforming and duty of care.
Featuring 20 curated chapters from thought-leaders across the arts, cultural and community sectors, this unique publication is a must-have resource for community-engaged practice.
Contributors include Genevieve Grieves about working in First Nations contexts; Caroline Bowditch on access and disability; Dianne Jones, Odette Kelada and Lilly Brown on racial literacy; Ruth De Souza and Robyn Higgins on cultural safety in the arts; as well as Esther Anatolitis, Adolfo Aranjuez, Paschal Berry, Lenine Bourke, Tania Cañas, Rosie Dennis, Alia Gabres, Eleanor Jackson, Samuel Kanaan-Oringo, Fotis Kapetopoulos, Kate Larsen, Lia Pa’apa’a, Anna Reece, Daniel Santangeli, and Jade Lillie herself.
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.