The Centre for Cultural Partnerships’ research program research explores the theoretical frameworks of community cultural development (CCD) and its practical application in specific arts-based activities.
Projects explore new models of arts interventions and how these models contribute to community cultural development practice, specifically in relation to:
- Collaborative partnerships and how they can address significant public policy issues
- The role of the arts and artists in these new contexts
- The development of new evaluative frameworks appropriate to these new models and settings.
Our approach has a focus on participatory, practice-led and collaborative approaches that acknowledge the centrality of the arts and the creative process, while also exploring the theoretical frameworks that underpin CCD practice.
CCD postgraduate diploma and masters courses include an applied research project which is built into the study program.
Dr Lachlan MacDowall
Coordinator, Graduate Studies and Research
Centre for Cultural Partnerships