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We are happy to announce we have confirmed new dates for our Creative Recovery Training Program in 2022 and registrations are now open!

Creative Recovery Training Workshop – Gladstone (Kempsey)
1 – 3 March, 2022
Register for Gladstone

Creative Recovery Training Workshop – Taree Region
8 – 10 March, 2022
Register for Taree

Creative Recovery Training Workshop – Bellingen
22 – 24 March, 2022
Register for Bellingen

If you have already registered for the program you have the option to transfer your tickets to the new date or receive a full refund. Please email and let us know your preference

Are you an artist/creative practitioner interested in working with communities affected by disaster?

Facilitated by Scotia Monkivitch (Creative Recovery Network), the Creative Recovery Training program offers training for those wish to work in communities that have been affected by disasters – in the immediate after-effect and then into the community’s recovery journey.

This training is pitched to those practitioners working across Arts, Community, Local Government, Emergency Services, Health, Education and other sectors associated with community disaster preparedness and recovery.

The training is an introduction level engagement to establish an understanding of the disaster context and trauma informed best practice in working with communities impacted by disaster.

The program begins on the first evening with a story-sharing supper with local First Nations Elders, followed by two days of intensive workshops. The training consists of resources, conversations, reflections and learning about the development of creative recovery strategies – unpacking knowledge content, provocative scenario application, reflective tasks to assimilate and apply knowledge. Together we will build a tool kit of relevant resources, collegial connections and plans for ongoing peer support – the establishment of a community of practice.

Important: This is an intensive ‘Facilitator Training’ program and you will need to have experience working with diverse groups of people. This is not a program designed to produce your own artwork or receive art therapy within our structure; you are required to have a clear understanding of the difference between working as an artist and working as a facilitator in a creative setting.

Pre-Training Online Engagement 

All registered participants will be sent an invitation to an online Zoom networking engagement session with Scotia Monkivitch (Creative Recovery Network).

The purpose of the pre-training online engagement is to:

  • Connect interested practitioners together to learn of each other’s work and interest in Creative Recovery
  • begin the process of building a community of practice across the Mid North Coast regions
  • Offer information, case studies and resources around creative recovery work

This pre-training engagement is not compulsory, but a precursor to the training being delivered in March.

Dates for the Online-Engagement are:

Kempsey: Monday Nov 29, 1 – 2.30 PM
Taree: Tuesday Nov 30, 1 – 2.30 PM
Bellingen: Wednesday Dec 1, 1 – 2.30 PM

(If you haven’t received the Zoom invitation with your registration, please email us). 


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