Research Regional Arts and Social Impact


Can people’s involvement in the arts help a community’s collective wellbeing and success, and impact areas like health, education and employment?


QUT researchers Sandra Gattenhof, Donna Hancox, Helen Klaebe think so. They are one year into a three year project designed to to highlight the social impact of the creative arts for regional and remote communities.

Funded by an Australian Research Council grant, QUT are working with partner organisations including Regional Arts Australia, Red Ridge (Interior Queensland), the Australian Department of Communications and the Arts, Burnie City Council, Regional Australia Institute, Australian Performing Arts Centres Association, and the Central Western Queensland Remote Area Planning and Development Board.