Future proofing the arts for natural disasters

As losses from recent natural disasters continue to mount, future-proofing arts infrastructure is in focus.
a bright neon lit gallery corridor space with two people in it.

In the aftermath of the country’s latest catastrophic floods, arts organisations across south-east Queensland and northern NSW are now picking up the pieces and assessing the damages.

Some are already wondering aloud about whether rebuilding in disaster-prone landscape is the best way forward, while others are calling for new approaches to disaster-proofing in high risk areas.

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ArtsHub's Arts Feature Writer Jo Pickup is based in Perth. An arts writer and manager, she has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for media such as the ABC, RTRFM and The West Australian newspaper, contributing media content and commentary on art, culture and design. She has also worked for arts organisations such as Fremantle Arts Centre, STRUT dance, and the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of WA, as well as being a sessional arts lecturer at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).