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Indigenous Creative Arts

The growth of Indigenous Creative Arts nationally is reflected in the increased importance of this area of research by Batchelor Institute and project funding by the Australian Research Council.

Fields of research in creative arts may include creative writing, visual practice, performance and cultural material practice. Research projects in Indigenous creative arts may cross into other disciplines, such as Indigenous education and languages. One example of this is a project that looked at ways to enhance Indigenous content in Performing Arts curricula through service learning in Indigenous communities.

Current Indigenous creative arts projects under way at Batchelor Institute include curatorial practice, creative writing on identity and country, contemporary visual performance, and research on the ways international museums incorporate First Peoples’ stories and representation.