What is the role of public service and community broadcasters in an era of user-made media? How can they use new media to maximise opportunities for community development and engagement? And how might they work with community arts and cultural development organisations to improve access and creative participation. Find out how public and community media innovators are responding to the challenges, changes and potential of digital media.
Sue Schardt (Association of Independents in Radio, USA)
Cath Dwyer (ABC Open)
Michael Torres (Goolarri Media Enterprises)
Kath Letch (Community Broadcasting Association of Australia)
Indu Balachandran (Information and Cultural Exchange)
Deb Verhoeven (Deakin University)
'Co-creative Communities: Storytelling futures for community arts and media' took place at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Federation Square, Melbourne, on 8 November 2012. The forum was part of a national investigation of the role of community arts and media in propagating population-wide capacity for creative expression and communication. It was supported by the Australian Research Council's Linkage with Industry program, as well as the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Goollari Media Enterprises, Queensland Community Television (31 Digital), and the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. the research teamwas led by Dr Christing Spurgeon, Creative Industries, Queensland University of Technology, and included researchers from QUT, Swinburne University of Technology and Curtin University. Please visit the project website for more information: http://digitalstorytelling.ci.qut.edu.au/linkage