Cultural brokerage and regional arts: developing an enabler model for cultural and economic sustainability. An update

Stewart, Robyn and Campbell, Christine (2006) Cultural brokerage and regional arts: developing an enabler model for cultural and economic sustainability. An update. In: 5th Regional Arts Australia National Conference: The Pacific Edge, 14-17 Sep 2006, Mackay, Australia.

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Many rural and remote communities in Australia could be considered 'unsustainable' because of the loss of human, financial and consequent social capital and degradation of the natural resource base that provides both the setting for the community and, in many cases, the economic foundation. The problems they face, such as lack of services, unemployment, maintaining professional workers in the region and youth suicide have been extensively explored, yet studies of the role of the arts and associated organizations as brokers of culture through pedagogical activities are few. This paper describes stage one of a project that proposes arts activities as a means of stimulating community development through the interface between cultural brokerage, cultural pedagogy, and the sustainable outcomes that might emerge from their application in rural and remote areas of Queensland. The project is investigating ways in which performing and visual arts activities might contribute to sustainable communities. The interdisciplinary research approach was developed in a partnership between Flying Arts, The Queensland Murray Darling Committee and the University of Southern Queensland.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Visual Arts
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2009 02:40
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: cultural brokerage; cultural pedagogy; sustainable outcomes; sustainability; regional; rural; remote; Queensland; communities; community; arts
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160804 Rural Sociology
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1999 Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200204 Cultural Theory
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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