Creative Recovery Network
Creative Recovery Network focuses on community disaster recovery through the arts and works with professional artists, cultural workers, community members, arts and non-arts organisations, community-based workers and humanitarian workers.
It is a member-based network and platform that originally began as a pilot project in Queensland, Australia but has since expanded nationally and internationally. They work with communities in the development of high level and locally relevant projects and activities to build capacity and drive social change.
The Creative Recovery Network has three key principles: first peoples first, arts-led and carbon neutral. Led by these principles, they work across a range of disaster initiatives, from developing a framework for Creative Recovery practice to delivering training to support artists, arts workers and community members interested in working creatively in communities affected by disasters and providing a platform for knowledge sharing.
Given the effects of climate change and that more communities will be at risk of disasters, resilience and recovery will become increasingly important.