Stepping Out of the Shadows of Neglect: Towards an understanding of socially applied community art in Australia
This paper will present arguments for increasing the public investment in community arts in the context of accelerating global change.
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The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.43-52.
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Recent research: sense of place and community well-being in particular Victorian communities; the recovery of local communities in post-tsunami Sri Lanka; strategies for nature conservation in the post-colonial era; rethinking attitudes to water in Australia and internationally; social history of ecological thought and action. His books include Ecological Pioneers (2001 with Stuart Hill) and Decolonizing Nature (2003 with William Adams)
Pia Smith is a Melbourne-based writer and editor and she has a background in theatre-making and music. She joined the Globalism Institute in 2005 to provide research support on the Community Sustainability collaborative project. Her recent research work for the Globalism Institute includes working in partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts and the Cultural Development Network on the Generations Project: Building Civic Engagement Through the Arts in Five Different Australian Communities.
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