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Information and Cultural Exchange: a study of best practices in community building, participation and cultural citizenship through creative practices

Funding: 2008: $85,000
2009: $75,000
2010: $65,000

Project Member(s): Vanni Accarigi, I., Ghosh, D., Ho, C.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Australia Council for the Arts
Arts NSW (Arts NSW Department of Arts, Sport and Recreation)
Information and Cultural Exchange

Start year: 2008

Summary: This study relates to the NRP 2: 'Strengthening Australia's social and economic fabric'. This project offers new approaches to questions of cultural diversity beyond multiculturalism by bringing together the notions of culture and citizenship, thereby reframing the international debate over cultural citizenship within the Australian context. The project places Australia at the leading edge of research on new media, creative practices and citizenship by developing models of 'evaluating evaluation' and benchmarking participation, belonging and cultural citizenship. The research will contribute to improved funding, evaluation and policy priorities for key Arts agencies such as The Australia Council and Arts NSW.

Keywords: Social cohesion, Cultural citizenship, Multimedia arts, Media interventions, Performance arts, Transnational identities,

FOR Codes: The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft), Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare, Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies