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Research Themes

CCCR’s research and innovation is based on three themes:

  • Arts and Health
  • Creative, Sustainable Communities
  • Future Heritage



The Arts-Health theme focuses on the ways in which creative practice can contribute to enhancing wellbeing and to recovery from exposure to traumatic experience. Researchers employ a health humanities approach to engage with individuals, communities and health professionals.

Creative Sustainable Communities

The Creative Sustainable Communities theme focuses on creative responses to the diverse challenges facing individuals, communities and the environment. Researchers engage with these challenges through creative practice that generates sustainable responses. Projects focus on: play and creativity; interventions for sustainable futures and Indigenous narrative and inclusion.

Future Heritage

The Future Heritage theme recognises heritage as a rapidly evolving field of contemporary cultural practices. It has a focus on research that maps and describes changing forms of practice and participation, and on practical collaborations with cultural institutions and communities that conserve and enliven tangible and intangible heritage, build new forms of heritage and create new knowledge.

View our current and past funded research projects.