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.
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).
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
This speech was delivered on 3 February to launch The Relationship is the Project, a new resource that aims to help practitioners, artists and cultural workers better engage with community-based projects.
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.”