Where there is imagination there is innovation.
We have always used art to express ourselves. Our ancient ancestors etched recounts of their lives into rocks and recited tales over campfires.
Through creatives arts, we build an understanding of our own identity and of the world around us. Creative expression helps bring greater understanding to complex issues, brings awareness to otherwise invisible injustices and connects people through appreciation and shared points of view. The arts play a crucial role in social critique and are a powerful vehicle for social transformation.
Our researchers are engaged in work to grow the impact of the arts, support emerging artists and are engaged in work to advance the public value of imagination and creativity. By seeking practical solutions to the challenges of measuring the intrinsic value of nature and art, we hope to grow opportunities for creating and sharing art in Australia and around the world.