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Public Libraries as creative spaces: EOI

Animation workshop at State Library.

Public libraries as creative spaces: Expressions of interest

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Digital Media Research Centre is undertaking research with State Library of Queensland to understand the impact of public libraries as creative spaces in the community and articulate opportunities for Queensland’s public libraries to further embed creativity within the library space.

The research will:

  • provide clear evidence of this impact and articulate opportunities to further embed creative spaces in public libraries or community spaces;
  • showcase existing best practices regarding library driven creativity; and,
  • develop a toolkit for demonstrating the value of library based creative projects.

The project team is looking for diverse examples of library-driven creative projects and practices across Queensland. Activities can be in any area of creative practice and of different sizes. Examples can include anything from knitting groups to makerspaces, workshops, events, festivals, holiday programs and media labs. The team is also keen to ensure a mixture of library sizes and locations are included.

Participation in the project will involve visits from and engagement with the project team in collecting data about the creative practice and trialling the evaluation toolkit. Participating libraries will have their creative practice examples translated into shareable web content (such as video, digital stories and interactive graphical material) that will be used to showcase the value Queensland public libraries are delivering in the area of community creativity.

Expressions of interest

If you are interested getting involved with the project please email Deb Miles, Manager Strategic Initiatives, by 5pm Wednesday 10 June with the following information:

  • Part A: Your organisation details – Council, Library, contact person, contact details.
  • Part B: Your creative activity – Name of activity, quick description of the activity (no more than 250 words), including what the activity is, who does it, and what they get out of it.

To find out more, contact Deb Miles, Manager Strategic Initiatives, on 3840 7767.

Last updated
16th May 2016