Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program

Recommended resources


The following resources are for applicants of the Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Plan. They can help you plan your project while ensuring best practice for community-based art activities and inspire you on what types of projects your community can produce. 

Tool kits and guidance

Case studies and videos for inspiration

  • A group of Aboriginal young people in Narrogin are the stars of a music video clip and behind the scenes documentary produced by Community Arts Network (CAN). They call themselves Burdiya Mob and their song, Djarliny, means ‘listen’ in the Noongar language.
  • This is the story of the making and unveiling of the RESILIENCE sculpture from the project FIVE Paraburdoo which resulted in the creation of a permanent large-scale sculpture by the mining community of Paraburdoo that pushed the boundaries of public sculpture in Australia, and achieved significant mental health outcomes. Watch the video FIVE: The making of RESILIENCE on Vimeo.
  • In 2020, Breaksea commenced phase one of a three-year project, View from the Magpie's Nest which is a series of professionally facilitated community workshops tailored to up-skill participants in singing, acting, creative writing, movement and visual design. Workshops followed a pathway of co-creation, and by the end of the series a new community singing and storytelling performance was birthed. Watch the video View from the Magpie’s Nest 2020 Creative Development on Vimeo.
  • The performing arts team at Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre, along with partners from the Shire of Harvey, the WA College of Agriculture and Headspace show how performing arts can change lives and help with serious community issues. Watch the video ‘How Harvey handled one of the biggest challenges to people in rural towns’
  • Arts Narrogin introduces Take Your Seats — to improve the lives of the town’s seniors and bring them into the community where they belong. 
  • Creative People and Places projects bring artists and local people together to commission and create excellent art that is shaped by people and place. Watch their ‘By, With and Of: art shaped by people and place’ video on YouTube.

    This page will be updated with examples of projects on a regular basis.
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School kids laughing and hugging in a classroom.
Image credit: Students from St Patricks Catholic Primary School, Fremantle Western Australia, enjoying a puppetry workshop at their school, facilitated by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, 23-May-2016. Photo by Jessica Wyld.
Page reviewed 22 July 2021