The Relationship is the Project is a vital new resource for emerging practitioners, artists and cultural workers looking to better engage with community-based projects. Creative producer Jade Lillie led this work as part of her 2018/19 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship. Co-edited by Jade Lillie, Kate Larsen, Cara Kirkwood and Jax Jacki Brown, the book includes insights into the ethics and logistics of working in community contexts from thought-leaders across the arts, cultural and community sectors:
- Genevieve Grieves – First Peoples First
- Alia Gabres – Intersectionality
- Eleanor Jackson – The Art of Collaboration
- Tania Cañas – Ethics and Self-Determination
- Caroline Bowditch – Access and Inclusion
- Samuel Kanaan-Oringo and Rosie Dennis – Creating Communities
- Lia Pa’apa’a – Creatively and Culturally Safe Spaces
- Adolfo Aranjuez – Platforming for Community: Going beyond surface representation
- Ruth De Souza and Robyn Higgins – Cultural Safety
- Dianne Jones, Odette Kelada and Lilly Brown – Racial Literacy: What is ‘race’ and why is it so important to understand?
- Esther Anatolitis – The Role of the Institution
- Anna Reece – The Role of Festival Making
- Daniel Santangeli – Working with Queer Communities and Artists
- Lenine Bourke – Age, Autonomy and Radical Flexibility: Collaborating with Children and Young People
- Fotis Kapetopoulos – Audiences and Cultural Diversity
- Kate Larsen – Duty of Care
- Paschal Berry – No End Date: Timeframes and expectations
with three chapters by Jade Lillie:
- Introduction to Community Engaged Practice
- The Relationship is the Project
The Relationship is the Project is published by Brow Books.
IMAGE: Front cover of The Relationship is the Project. Photograph by Esther Anatolitis.