Only Human was commissioned to gather and produce a book of thirty-five great arts stories for Regional Arts Australia. The collection was to reflect and celebrate the art and the people of rural Australia, increase community appreciation of the significant value of the arts to life in rural Australia. And of course, share knowledge to inspire and inform others. This was a nine month project collecting stories across Australia and is a major marketing investment for RAA. It was published in October 2008.
The project delivered outcomes way beyond original expectation and continues to be valued and built on by RAA and other stakeholders, two years after its first appearance. (It is a powerful tool for funding, learning and advocacy.) A selection of stories from the book inspired a SBS television project: the series of short films being shown as program interstitials. A new book of arts health stories involving new investment partners is also under way. Clive Jones, OH design guru, will be designing that book too. (These pages will show you why.)
“We have seen terrific outcomes following the publication of Big Story Country. Media response has been fantastic and so many other websites are promoting the book that our presence spreads even further and deeper both in regional communities and in the general population.”
Ruth Smiles, Executive Director
Regional Arts Australia
Read some stories… (Mubali, Snow Circus, Possum Skin Cloak)
Watch a short film… fLiNG Dance Theatre
Read Moya’s Writer’s Note…