Second edition underway

We are thrilled to start 2023 with the news that we have received Australia Council funding to support a second edition of The Relationship is the Project to feature 30+ curated chapters from thought-leaders across the arts, cultural and community sectors.

Co-edited by Jade Lillie, Kate Larsen, Cara Kirkwood and Jax Jacki Brown, the essays in this non-academic, practitioner-led volume will include insights into the ethics and logistics of working across all community contexts.

Writers of the existing 20 chapters will revisit and update their essays to reflect our sector’s changing practice and preoccupations, particularly in relation to post-pandemic questions and challenges.

These will be augmented with 10+ new essays about climate justice, disaster recovery, digital engagement and practice, gender in place, regional and intergenerational practice, status and agency, the power of labels and timing, and culturally safe evaluation.

Watch this space for more information coming soon.

And don’t forget you can read the first edition for free online in the meantime.

First edition SOLD OUT (and free ebook news)

It’s official… other than a handful of remaining copies and bookshop stock, the first print run of The Relationship is the Project has now SOLD OUT.

As such our relationship with our publisher, Brow Books, has come to its natural end. Huge thanks to the Brow team for helping us share The RITP with the world).

In other big news, while we work on the updated second edition (!!!), we are thrilled to announce that The Relationship is the Project is now available to read for free online.

We hope removing this financial barrier will help the book find more readers, and put it in the (digital) hands of those who need it most.

The RITP at reVision Symposium

Exploring the theme of Radical Practice, the Guildhouse reVision Symposium in November 2022 was a platform for artists and practitioners to come together to explore the big and small gestures that shape our individual and collective practices.

We were thrilled to lead one of the exciting conversations about community-led and community-engaged practice with The RITP collaborators Kate Larsen, Cara Kirkwood, Clare G Coleman and Country Arts SA’s Anthony Peluso.

You can catch up on the discussion on the Voice of the Artist podcast (below).

From our readers

We never get enough of hearing about the difference The RITP continues to make in the world.

“A really excellent resource for anyone working in and with communities in creative practice. The chapters are written in an accessible and informative style, yet address critical issues in community-engaged practice… An essential text.” – Linda, GoodReads reviewer

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The Relationship is the Project out soon!

It is less than one month now until a vital new resource for emerging practitioners, artists and cultural workers looking to better engage with community-based projects is out on bookshelves.

Brow Books will publish The Relationship Is The Project on February 3rd in partnership with creative producer Jade Lillie as part of her 2018/19 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship.

“We at Brow Books are so thrilled and honoured to be able to play a part in this whole undertaking,” the publisher says. “We are currently making a book that will match the quality and importance of the work on its pages.”

To celebrate the release of The Relationship Is The Project, we will be holding a launch party in Melbourne on February 3rd, where you can nab yourself a copy while sipping a tasty beverage and listening to some of the extraordinary contributors read excerpts from their pieces. Read on for more details! Continue reading “The Relationship is the Project out soon!”