About 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 iinter-cultural methods of enquiry and collaboration. The Centre brings together the resources and expertise of creatcie arts practitioners,researchers, partnership brokers, arts educators, planners and public policy analysts to provide new models in teaching, professional development, knowledge exchange.
We also draw together people from around the world to investigate and critically consider the social and cultural relations of building strong, revitalised communities - fostering community cultural vitality.
Fundamental to the Centre’s programs (research, teaching and partnerships) is the examination of the changing role of the 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 poilicy; community and participation.
We offer opportujnities to:
- Complete a course-work Masters in Community Cultural Development (CCD)
- Enrol in research by higher degree (MFA and PhD), including practice-based
- Work in partneship on cultural projects
We 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.