Framing culture

Culture is a notoriously hard thing to pin down. Is it the arts; a way of life; a combination of language, symbols and artefacts; a set of values?

It seems that the word ‘culture’ is casually evoked by almost everyone.

Project Sisu has an abiding interest in and commitment to the specific ways in which cultural entities and creative practices can enrich and deepen human lives, and invigorate connected communities.

When times are tough these entities and practices can be cast as peripheral, inessential, a luxury. Yet, they are often the glue that binds people together in constructive and inclusive ways.

Framing the values and value of culture is an ongoing quest.

Project Sisu supports cultural entities through research, strategy and skills-based workshops.

Here are some examples:

Coffs Harbour City Council 2019

Coffs Harbour City Council currently supports three libraries, a regional museum, and a regional art gallery. 

Creative Library 2018

The Creative Library involved a series of experiential, interactive workshops designed to help participants frame the values, benefits and possibilities of The Creative Library to stakeholders of all kinds.

Australia Council for the Arts: Future Leaders 2017/8/9

Drawing on the spectrum of creative expression represented in the program – dance, theatre, music, literature, circus and visual arts – we have crafted a learning field in which notions of cultural leadership are explored from many angles.

Creative Communities, State Library of Victoria and PLVN

Creative Communities: The cultural benefits of Victoria’s public libraries is a major piece of work of global significance to the international library community.