The Arts and Social Wellbeing in Rural Communities [ 2007 - 2009 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Dr MA Tonts; Prof R Jones

Brief description The social wellbeing of Australia's rural communities is of ongoing concern and importance to governments, communities and businesses. It is often held that the arts have the potential to contribute to wellbeing by fostering social connectivity, community cohesion, social inclusion, trust and reciprocity. However, relatively little research examines the hypothesised link between the arts and these outcomes. This project will make an innovative contribution in this area. It will address industry and government calls for research on the contribution of the arts to rural social wellbeing. It will also provide a basis for more effective policy in the arts and regional development.

Funding Amount $75,354

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