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A Model of Creative and Cultural Enterprise for Connecting Communities


Rubenis, N and Keating, M and Carson, S and Terhell, A, A Model of Creative and Cultural Enterprise for Connecting Communities, Engaging with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Sustainable, Inclusive and Ethical Education and Training, Springer, K Beasy, C Smith & J Watson (ed), United States (In Press) [Research Book Chapter]

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We reflect on the aims and outcomes of a research project titled The Pet Project, a model of creative and cultural enterprise that initiates, establishes, and maintains a community of practice across regional Tasmania through hands-on visual art workshops. The Pet Project advances targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education and was established in response to specific challenges to Tasmanian communities, experienced throughout Covid-19, as the means to bring disconnected, isolated, and disparate members of the community together using art-based methods and pet companionship as universal and binding themes. The project builds sustainability mechanisms into different communities through social and cultural imperatives; through training, learning and skill development opportunities; through creative safe spaces where diversity, lived experience and knowledge is celebrated; as well as through the integration of a diverse network of industry partners and stakeholders. We suggest that creative endeavours - through applied outcomes and ongoing support - have a vitally important role to play in building, or repairing, and maintaining relationships within communities to foster resilience, inclusivity, access, equity, and health.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:creative arts, education, sustainability, well-being, communities, communities of practice, culture
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Fine arts
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Rubenis, N (Dr Niklavs Rubenis)
UTAS Author:Keating, M (Associate Professor Meg Keating)
UTAS Author:Carson, S (Dr Steven Carson)
UTAS Author:Terhell, A (Mr Andy Terhell)
ID Code:153576
Year Published:In Press
Deposited By:Art
Deposited On:2022-09-27
Last Modified:2022-10-24

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