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Expression of interest: Creative Recovery Artistic Facilitator

Creative Recovery Artistic Facilitator

An opportunity has been established to develop of a creative program to support recovery and build resilience following the east-region bushfires of February and March 2019 in the Bunyip State Park, Walhalla and South Yinnar areas. The program will be facilitated by the Creative Recovery Network in partnership with Baw Baw Shire Council, Cardinia Shire Council, Latrobe City Council and Lifeline Gippsland.

Up to nine artists, three in each Shire, will be contracted to take on the role of Creative Recovery Artist Facilitator. They will work with affected communities developing creative projects for their region. Through this they will be mentored in the specific requirements of working in trauma impacted communities, they will attend and receive recognised training in Physiological First Aid, Introductory Certificate of Emergency Management, Mental Health First Aid and Facilitating Community Meetings.

This project forms the first of a three-phase process for the development and implementation of creative recovery projects across the region over the next two years. It is expected that the Creative Recovery Artist Facilitators will be part of the ongoing development post this first phase contract.

About the role

This is a rare opportunity to support the development of impactful creative recovery projects with a lasting legacy. The Creative Recovery Artist Facilitator is a position developed to support creative recovery in disaster affected communities. The Creative Recovery Artist Facilitator will be connected and mentored by Amanda Gibson, Creative Recovery Network Lead Mentor. Find out more at

Each Creative Recovery Artist Facilitator will be working closely with people impacted by the 2019 bushfires in those regions.

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