Regional Arts and Social Impact: Creating Inclusive Communities in Northwest Tasmania
Owner Sasha Mackay
In 2022, the research team asked community members in northwest Tasmania to describe the role of art, culture and creativity in their community.
Across the interviews and community consultation workshops, community members identified inclusivity, local social connectedness and community cohesion as defining features and functions of local arts, culture and creativity. Arts and cultural events and creative activities offered inclusive and accessible avenues for civic participation, for connecting and belonging with others, and thus powerful tools for fostering individual and collective wellbeing.