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:

Wollondilly Library Strategy 2020

Wollondilly Shire is located in one of the fastest growing regions of New South Wales. It covers a large geographical area and is predicted to grow by 50 per cent…

Coffs Harbour City Council 2020

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