Dr Tania Cañas received funding in the 2020/1 Community Engagement Grant round to build a partnership between the Victorian College of the Arts and cohealth Arts Generator.
Often people with lived experience are invited to share at start and then community-engaged research involves minimal consultation at the beginning, at arm’s length during through advisory groups, and/or translation at the end of a process.
This pilot sought to develop a partnership between the Victorian College of the Arts and cohealth Arts Generator to develop a community engaged research module for researchers in the creative arts, design and media fields; that goes beyond extractive methodologies.
Supported by a Melbourne Social Equity Institute Community Engagement Grant, Arts Gen developed an eLearning self-directed module that engages a series of voices and resources that unpack community-based research practice and methods of working from a creative pedagogical perspective.
The modules are:
- Acknowledgement as pedagogy
- Community as frame
The eLearning assembles community organisers, artists and an interdisciplinary array of resources (from podcasts, poems, zines and direct pieces-to-camera from currently practicing community-based artists, alongside academic articles- to speak to the depth and breadth of community-based research work.
Victorian College of the Arts
Faculty of Fine Arts and Music
Affordable Housing for Older Women
Dr Katrina Raynor discusses her project that was funded in the Melbourne Social Equity Institute's 2020/21 Community Engagement Grants Round.
Working with St Paul’s African House
Dr Michael Santhanam-Martin from the School of Agriculture and Food provides an update on his 2020/1 Community Engagement Grant.
Food for Thought
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A Community Acting Against Family Violence
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