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If you want some idea of the enormity of the CCD sector on-line just type in and then search for community cultural development and be amazed at the thousands of websites and pages that have something to say about the subject.

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Cant find what your looking for? Try for more ccd links at the Australia Council website:

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  CCD Peak Bodies

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Australia Council Community Cultural Development Board
The community cultural development gospel according to the Australia Council. Grant information, plus criteria, What's new, Board members, staff contacts, frequently asked questions about CCD, and some handy links.

Community Arts Network SA (CAN SA)
Peak advocate for CCD and Community Arts in SA; develops strategic partnerships and alliances; produces national magazine of CCD & community-based practice 'Artwork'; produces a widely based artists/artsworker register;accredited training including Graduate Diploma of CCD; excellent resource library; calendar of events.

Community Cultural Development NSW
Community Cultural Development NSW promotes and supports community based arts projects where communities and participants have an active role in directing and controlling activities. CCDNSW maintains focus on cultural projects that have tangible social, community and artistic development outcomes.

Community Arts Network WA (CANWA)
Peak advocate for community arts and CCD in the West. Advocacy; accredited training; about cultural planning; CATALYST community arts investment program; Urban Art Fund to assist young graffiti writers to go legit; regional cultural planning investment program; specialist library; databases directories; newsletters; graphic design.

Queensland Community Arts Network (QCAN)
Peak lobbying and advocacy body in Queensland. News & events; accredited training; on-line publications; search engine; information and advice; resource library; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural development; regional arts and cultural development; professional development; positions vacant.

  Arts & cultural portal sites

Artslynx is a fantastic portal site to hundreds of arts resources.

artsConnect - Connecting Artists on the Internet
artsConnect is an online web portal promoting Australian artists of all media - filmmakers, painters, poets, musicians, actors, writers etc. Artists are invited to register for a free listing in the artists directory. The site also publishes regular news on exhibitions, events, calls for artists and artists available for work. Over 450 artists are currently profiled on artsConnect. Get your art connected!!

Culture and Recreation
If you're trying to find a needle in a haystack then start here. An easy and systematic way to find 1800 websites and 800,000 pages about Australia's culture and recreation.

Culturelink Network
Culturelink, the Network of Networks for Research and Cooperation in Cultural Development, was established by UNESCO and the Council of Europe in 1989 in Paris, at the Consultation of Representatives of Regional and Sub-regional Networks for Cultural Development Research and Cooperation. Serving as resource centre for all of its members, Culturelink has established itself as an efficient and unique mechanism in the field of culture. With its extensive geographic coverage, it was the widest-ranging project of the World Decade for Cultural Development (1988-1997).

Dramatic 'Online
Who's 'Online
Who's doing what, when and to whom in the cultural industry? How can you get paid to do the same thing? A members only (subscription is $50 a year) web site of arts industry jobs around the nation and the world. Find a job, lodge a CV, advertise a job, search CVs, industry events, books, and partners. Plus all the breaking arts industry news that's fit and not fit to print.

Fuel 4 Arts
You can do CCD until your blue in the face but if nobody sees it, hears about it or comes to your gig you may as well not have done it. Get on to this site for a huge range of arts marketing tools and ideas. Includes professional development; high octane marketing resources; online community for arts marketeers, managers & artists; hot tips; stats and trends; reports and papers; and case studies; links; publications; and guest specialists. The catch is you have to sign up for membership and it's free. Now, what are you waiting for?

An artist run, not for profit, non government funded, initiative. GALLERe's web site is the gateway to Australian artists, galleries, and their exhibitions. It is a data base driven site that cross references exhibition details [with images from the exhibition], to the artist's profile, and to the gallery's contact details. All exhibitions are listed under both the artist's name and under the gallery's name and remain posted virtually forever. Contact

An online database designed for artists and arts organisations from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Australia
This database is a resource for information and contact with multicultural and indigenous artists, artsworkers and community organisations nationallyp>

OzArts Online

An interactive online service, will promote and market contemporary Australian arts, cultural events and Australian arts companies to national and international audiences. The Australia International Cultural Council (AICC) and the Australia Council initiated the service to generate the export of Australian cultural product and enhance the image of Australia internationally.
OzArts Online is a comprehensive source of news and information about Australian arts. It includes snapshots of Australia's contemporary arts and culture, with links to more in depth information like the Australia Council's In Repertoire series. The site features profiles of export-ready contemporary Australian arts and culture, media kits, images and reviews; as well as a comprehensive calendar and regular news bulletins of contemporary Australian arts and cultural events and activities occurring overseas.

  Education & Training

Arts Education Partnership
The Arts Education Partnership is committed to increasing resources for quality education in and through the arts in schools, schools districts and partnering arts and cultural institutions. All AEP publications are available in .pdf format for your convenience.

CREATE CCD Training Directory
Everything you ever wanted to know about CCD training but were afraid to ask. CREATE Australia is the national training advisory body for the cultural industries. The directory provides a comprehensive listing of accredited and non-accredited training programs, short courses and workshops, training resources and distance education packages available throughout Australia for people wishing to enhance their skills and knowledge to work in the Community Cultural Development sector. On this site you'll find there's a training session heading to a station near you.

Education Network Australia (EDNA)
No, this is not the site to contact Barry Humphries. EDNA aims to support and promote the benefits of the Internet for learning, education and training in Australia. It is organised around Australian curriculum, its tools are free.
It provides two key functions a directory about education and training in Australia and a database of Web-based resources useful for teaching and learning. Lots of short cuts for smart folks.

Improv Encyclopedia
Improv Encyclopedia! Here you will find tons of stuff related to improvisation theatre. Look for improv games, handles, concentration exercises, drama techniques, character exercises, warm-ups, long form Improv formats, improvised show formats, tips for improv workshops and much more.

Interaction Drama
Interaction Drama works with schools, community organisations, local government and corporations, using drama, music and movement as tools for personal and professional development with people of all ages.
National Training Information Network
The National Training Information Service (NTIS) is a database on vocational education and training in Australia. It contains detailed information on courses, qualifications, training packages, competency standards and training organisations.

UTS Centre for Popular Education
The Centre for Popular Education at UTS was set up to undertake research, consulting and teaching activities that are concerned with education and social justice.
The Centre is intent on studying and supporting popular education which is an educational practice that serves the interests of people who are marginalised, and/or are engaged in advocacy, social action or community development activities. Centre members research and teach in a range of arenas, including schools, health promotion, youth work/education, international and community development, adult and community education, basic education, social movements and unions.

  Community sites

The Foundation for Young Australians
The FYA is committed to the development of young people and the site has links to many on-line resources for young people, including an abridged version of the START Do It Yourself Evaluation Manual.
The full publication of START is available from the Sydney Office of The Foundation on 02 9357 2344. The cost is $43.95 to non-profit organisations (subsidised price) and $86.95 to other organisations and individuals. Prices include postage and GST.

Intercreate is a place for exploring the relationship between community cultural development (CCD) and new technologies.
Intercreate hopes to assist artists, technologists, and others interested in community cultural development to make things and solve problems together.

Our Community
A site that will endear you to any community. Providing quality funding advice, a free online donations & volunteers service and practical information. Sells subscriptions to Easy Grants for $35 per year. Well worth the investment. Essential advice and learning for community organisations. Assistance with low-cost technology and purchasing.

Performing Arts News
The Performing Arts News (PAN) ezine has just turned ten years old and features news and information on film, theatre and television aimed at actors, writers, directors and producers.

A new magazine for youth arts. Upstart offers a guide to developments and a unique slant on issues that matter. Upstart is published quarterly, and features news and information from the UK and beyond.

Music. Play For Life
Music enriches our lives, whether we are singing in the community choir, playing an instrument or listening to our favourite performers. Music. Play for Life is a campaign to encourage music making by people of all ages, all musical tastes, in community settings or schools, from the cities or the country, whether for simple recreation or in pursuit of a professional career.

  New Media

Metro Screen
Metro Screen is a production and training facility catering to emerging film, video and multimedia producers.
METRO SCREEN is a dynamic video, television + multimedia resource centre offering production support + training to emerging film makers, new media makers + community based screen practitioners and artists.
Metro has extensive links within the film, television and multimedia industries. This unique combination of production support and networks gives Metro members + students access to a vibrant community that includes professional organisations, practising filmmakers + artists. These services provide different entry points + multiple pathways into the screen production industries.p>


Black Pages
Feel like painting the town black? Black Pages is a national Indigenous business and community services directory aimed at providing quick and easy access to on-line services available within Indigenous affairs. Includes a directory search engine, smart links and books and music with some funky animation and design.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs, UTS, Faculty of Education
Running block release programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people interested in adult education, and program and community development.


blackout is a website dedicated to Australian Indigenous new media arts practitioners. blackout is an online space featuring profiles of indigenous new media arts practitioners, a gallery of works and an extensive list of Indigenous and arts related links. Artists featured include Fiona Foley, Jenny Fraser, William Ah Chee, Mimicry and dozens more. The site also features links to current online articles on blackout's artists, as well as other Indigenous and new media related news.

  Funding & Support

Australian Business Arts Foundation
ABAF aims to increase private sector support for arts and culture and encourage reflection on what it is to be Australian.

Commonwealth community grants site.


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Beyond The Factory Walls

In 2000, Community Arts Ontario (CAO) developed an interactive website for the Community Arts sector that would connect its 120 stakeholders online. The site includes these specific features:
Information about CAO, its history and organizational structure,membership benefits and upcoming programs and services.
Interactive action applications such as News, Events and Opportunities that members access with a password and input their latest activities and a Resources and Reading Room.

Centre for Creative Communities
Established in 1978, the Centre for Creative Communities is an independent charity with extensive national and international experience. It works in arts and education, cultural exchanges and urban regeneration, promoting the building of creative and sustainable communities, where creativity and learning have pivotal roles in personal, social and cultural development. Through targeting concerned agencies and individuals, and encouraging collaborative partnerships among diverse parties, the CCC aims to influence public and private policy in the area of community regeneration.

Centre for Creative Arts

The Centre fulfils a function as facilitator, promoter, networker, and capacity builder, and plays a vital role in bringing to fruition the artistic potential of the region.
Established in 1996 the Centre for Creative Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts organisation within the Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South africa. Salaries and offices are provided by the university, but all projects and programmes, however, require outside funding.
The CCA co-ordinates four annual festivals which are the foremost of their kind in the region.
These festivals reflect artistic integrity, are professionally produced, and receive excellent media coverage.
All activities have important development components that reach into communities that do not have access to top-level art practitioners such as those participating in our festivals. Schools and tertiary institutions are a particular focus; as are grass roots community arts organisations

The Communication Initiative
A partnership of development organisations seeking to support advances in the effectiveness and scale of communication interventions for positive international development. The CI strategy includes providing real-time information on communication and development experiences and thinking, facilitating horizontal linkages between people engaged in communication action, offering peer commentary on programmes and strategies, and taking opportunities to promote strategic thinking on communication and development issues and problems.

The Development Research Centre on Citizenship, Participation and Accountability
The Development Research Centre on Citizenship, Participation and Accountability, or Citizenship DRC, is an international research partnership exploring new forms of citizenship that will help make rights real for poor people. It involves a network of researchers and practitioners working with research institutions and civil society organisations located in 7 different countries - Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa and the UK.
The Citizenship DRC is a partnership between research institutions and civil society groups from around the world. In seeking to generate innovative responses to the multi-dimensional issues of poverty and rights, it emphasises cross-country collaborative work as well as in-depth studies in particular countries. In each country where there are Citizenship DRC partners, researchers from university departments, NGO networks and independent think-tanks have come together to form Reserach Program

International Community Foundation
Established in 1990, ICF is a public charity working to foster lasting philanthropy to benefit under-served communities throughout the Americas and Asia. With over 70% of ICF's recent grantmaking benefiting charitable causes along the Baja California peninsula, ICF is committed to assisting US. donors with charitable giving needs from Tijuana to Los Cabos.

IFACCA - International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies
The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA), the first global network of national arts funding bodies. Inaugurated in December 2000, our mission is to create an international resource and meeting ground for all those whose public responsibility it is to support excellence and diversity in artistic endeavour.

ACORNS - the Arts and Culture Online Readers News Service
To improve the management and sharing of information and ideas between arts councils and culture agencies, we have commissioned Arts Hub to produce ACORNS - an online news service for and about arts councils and culture agencies.
Produced fortnightly, ACORNS contains:

  • News from arts and culture funding agencies and from IFACCA
  • News of more general interest to people working in arts councils and culture agencies
  • A digest of resources, such as links to web sites, new publications, jobs, conferences and events

UNESCO works as a laboratory of ideas and a standard-setter to forge universal agreements on emerging ethical issues. The Organization also serves as a clearinghouse – that disseminates and shares information and knowledge – while helping Member States to build their human and institutional capacities in diverse fields.

Voluntary Arts Network (VAN)
VAN is the UK development agency for the voluntary arts. Our mission is to 'promote participation in the arts'. We work with policy makers, funders and politicians to improve the environment for everyone participating in the arts, and we provide information and training to those who participate in the voluntary arts sector. This includes over 300 national and regional umbrella bodies, and through them, their member groups of local voluntary arts practitioners.

  Arts and Health

Australian Network for Arts and Health (ANAH)
Based in Brisbane, Queensland, ANAH is a peak industry body for the Australian arts and health sector, and works to support artists and other professionals who use the arts in the pursuit of health and well being.
As such ANAH represents, networks and advocates on behalf of it's members by way of information dissemination and facilitating industry discussion. This site is a means by which ANAH processes and disseminates up to-date national industry activity and information.


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Open Arms Dance Company
Official site of Open Arms Dance Company and the Open Arms Network, linking to Cultural, Educational, Entrepreneurial, Health and Social Development projects worldwide.

The site also hosts The Dancer Directory, a free service designed to streamline the process of early information exchange between emerging dancers and their potential employers.

Recognizing a widespread need for young people studying in the arts to have access to jobs that are suited to their character, skills, and interests, Open Arms Dance Company also provides a free on-line resource base aimed at linking artistic organisations with people who have a genuine interest in working with them.

Dance Help' is a journal of information and inspiration to accompany students, performers, and choreographers in their dance endeavors. It is a compilation of articles, tips, news, listings and educational information. It is also a guide to help today's dancer in their quest for knowledge. We hope our audience finds this information useful and insightful. We invite your feedback at any time.

Art Gallery Worldwide
A lot of artwork in different styles and media. This website offers a wide variety of features and services, that enables customers to buy and sell their art.

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