Welcome to the Centre for Cultural Partnerships
The arts are a powerful force for social change and cultural renewal. The arts can carry messages of protest and hope, of oppression and dislocation and can be a powerful medium for the expression of people's journeys, discoveries and aspirations.
The Centre for Cultural Partnerships is a dynamic, interdisciplinary hub, committed to inter-cultural methods of enquiry and collaboration. The Centre brings together the resources and expertise of creative arts practitioners, researchers, partnership brokers, arts educators, planners and public policy analysts to provide new models in teaching, professional development and knowledge exchange.
We also draw together people from around the world to investigate and critically consider the social and cultural relations of building strong, revitalized communities - fostering community cultural vitality.
Fundamental to the Centre’s programs (research, teaching and partnerships) is the examination of the changing role of the arts in community collaborations, social relations, and leadership - and to generate vital forms of cultural expression. At CCP you can explore cultural themes of ethics and aesthetics; politics and policy; community and participation.
We offer opportunities to: - Complete a course-work Masters in Community Cultural Development (CCD) - Enroll in research by higher degree (MFA and PhD), including practice-based - Work in partnership on cultural projects - Enrol in the Graduate Certificate of Arts and Community Engagment (intensive mode) an introduction to arts & community engagement project development within the broad practice of community-based arts practice . CCP also host an ARC Linkage Project on community-based arts and evaluation, and at undergraduate level we also provide two University of Melbourne 'Breadth' subjects: The Creative City and Building Community Media.