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All Culture is Local

Good practice in regional cultural mapping and planning from local government
Edited by Lisa Andersen and Margaret Malone
2013
ISBN: 
978 1 86365 433 3

This book is an outcome from a five year Australian Research Council funded research project, CAMRA cultural asset mapping in regional Australia project (LP0882238). Over this time four universities, four local governments, and peak regional, state and federal agencies sought to develop knowledge that would enable better informed planning for arts and cultural development in rural and regional communities. Over the course of the project, it became evident that rural-regional local government staff and cultural decision makers need better place-specific data and are keen to learn from the experiences of other local governments to inform their own planning. This book is CAMRA’s response to that need and includes 17 case studies on good practice in (1) Cultural Mapping and Data Collection and (2) Cultural Planning. The case studies have been written with the aim of making ideas and processes transferrable for any regional local authority - with the resource implications made clear – and are ordered using Australian Standard Geographical Classification-Remoteness Areas for local government area.

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About the Editors: 

Lisa Andersen has been involved in numerous research projects primarily in the areas of communications planning, campaigning, and cultural and social research. As a specialist in arts development, Lisa has worked with a range of arts and community organisations, including the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Arts Festivals, the Sydney Opera House, the Byron Bay Writers Festival and Red Cross. Lisa is a Member of the UTS Research Centre for Creative Practice and Cultural Economy, and sits on the Audience Development Steering Committee for Museums and Galleries NSW.

Margaret Malone has edited and assisted in the compilation of numerous books on subjects such as historiography, oral history, cultural memory, art theory. She is also the Managing Editor of Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement.

Endorsements: 
The CAMRA Toolkit represents a very good example of an academic and policy maker/practitioner collaboration, with enough detail on how the case studies were operationalised to benefit initiatives elsewhere. All in all, it works as an up to date, practical and academically informed account of where we are with contemporary cultural policy interventions – and where we might be going.
- Professor Justin O'Connor, Monash University