Tools for Creative Producers

For my mentees and collaborators – I thought you would find these links super useful.

Backstage at the ARIAs (2011)
Backstage at the ARIAs (2011)

Part 1: Arts Management:

Measure Twice, Cut Once: How to run an Arts Organisation, written by Esther Anatolitis: – this is an excellent compendium of tools and information created by one of Australia’s leading advocates for arts, culture and the creative industries. Dig deeply.

The Relationship is the Project: Working with communities, a book featuring 20 curated chapters from thought-leaders across the arts, cultural and community sectors, this unique publication is a must-have resource for community-engaged practice.

Women in Arts Management, an Australian facebook group bringing women in arts management together: – It is a good place to connect with a community that helps, supports and encourages all women working in creative industries.

Arts Law Centre of Australia
Arts Law is Australia’s independent national community legal centre for the arts, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. They provide free or low cost specialised legal advice, education and resources to Australian artists and arts organisations across all art forms.

Part 2: References

Project Management Cycles, illustrated – an excellent reference to visualise your project in multiple ways.

Public Art, Making it happen, by Cath Cantlon for the Government of South Australia and the Local Government Association of South Australia – – A handbook produced to guide the development of quality public art projects, and contain checklists that help all parties – commissioning agencies, and artistic – to develop and implement public art and urban design projects employing best-practice

Draft Guidelines for commissioning Public Art: This new draft on Commissioning Art in Public Space has been authored by Dr Marnie Badham, Dr Ruth Fazakerly, and Fiona Hillary together with NAVA staff and researchers from the School of Art at RMIT University with specialist knowledge in public art and draws heavily on previous versions of The Code, a series of stakeholder consultations (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and online), contributions from Terri Janke and Company and Arts Law, and published guidelines from local, state and international authorities.

Intermational Association for Public Participation Australasia organisation. IAP2 Australasia’s mission is to advance the practice of community and stakeholder engagement through education, advocacy and building partnerships.

Part 3: Cultural Protocols and Respect:

Working ethically with Indigenous cultural and intellectual property: Australia launches new protocols – – excellent article with good background to help explain the difference between cultural IP for a cultural group, as opposed to cultural IP for an individual artist, and the new recommendations by the Australia Council for the Arts to ensure that the rights of communities and cultural groups are respected.

Protocols for using First Nations Cultural and Intellectual Property in the Arts. –  this protocol guide endorses the rights of Indigenous people to their cultural heritage and supports Indigenous creative practice and encourages self-determination. Complying with this guide is a condition of many grants and funding support.

Indigenous Cultural Protocols and the Arts, A book of case studies. This is a book of case studies that are based around the Australia Council of the Arts Indigenous Protocols. The case studies each represent best practice when working with Indigenous Australians on Arts projects.

Australian Indigenous Design Charter – Communication Design.
Protocols for sharing Indigenous knowledge in communication design practice.

How to follow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural protocol while bushwalking on country: