Who we are and what we do

Who are and what we do

Creating Australia (CA) is an independent not-for-profit organisation, established in 2013 with a broad brief to support community arts and cultural development. In 2016 CA became a subsidiary of the Cultural Development Network (CDN) and now functions as a valuable research platform intended to build the evidence-base for the impacts of cultural practice.

Creating Australia’s vision is an Australia where access to and participation in cultural life is recognised as a fundamental right of all individuals.

Our philosophy is founded on a theory of change that evidence based evaluation of arts and cultural activities will inform and strengthen policy development, arm funders and decisions makers with reasons to invest, and raise the standards of public discourse.

To deliver on its vision, Creating Australia will advocate for governments at all levels to have a cultural development policy that is integrated with social, economic, environmental and civc domains and that culture is recognised equally as public policy domain in its own right.

Creating Australia is an independent company limited by guarantee with Tax Concession Charity status and DGR-1 status through the Register of Cultural Organisations.

Creating Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website may contain images or names of people who have since passed away.