We see the next four years as an opportunity for ambitious programming that positions designers and craftspeople as creative problem-solvers during a challenging and critical time for Australia and the world. Designers and craftspeople are well placed to take a lead role in a range of critical issues including action on climate change, the politics of diversity and inclusion, the future of work at a time of increasing automation and the health and well-being of people, particularly as our community ages. Creative responses to these issues are twofold – on the one hand adding to public debate and on the other hand continuing the time-honoured contribution to artefact making and aesthetics.
Below is our 2020 -2021 Creative Program and a selection of examples of the projects that we currently have in development for future programming.
“ADC plays an important role in the national cultural landscape as a champion for contemporary craft and design. Four Year Funding would enable ADC to plan with greater certainty and continue to build on the solid foundations rebuilt by excellent work in recent years.” Brian Parkes, CEO, JamFactory.
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Image: Mavis Ganambarr. Photo: Koskela