[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0560032]
Researchers Dr CR Gibson; Prof J Connell; A/Prof G Waitt; Prof DJ Walmsley
Brief description This research addresses the important problem of rural decline in Australia. The project will make available new knowledge on innovation in rural places. Benefits will accrue to specific communities from insights on the possibilities and limitations of renewal through festivals. Tourism promoters and regional development policy makers will be able to make use of the online database of rural festivals. National benefits include greater understanding of the significance of festivals. Research will empower rural communities and advance theory on rural restructuring, post-productivism and the reciprocal relationship between place and identities. In these ways, the project seeks to strengthen the social and economic fabric of rural Australia.
Funding Amount $185,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects