A Creative Future

areas-creative.pngFrom research, scholarship, and intellectual contributions about art, literature, and music, to musical performance and the creation of visual arts, and other forms of creative activity, our community provides important context about historical and contemporary civilisations, while contributing directly to cultural activities all around us.

These efforts help us understand how cultures travel the globe, how they change within societies, and how they influence our education and daily lives.

Western’s contributions to foster a creative future include:

  • Creating cultural artifacts, events, and performances that establish, share, and communicate culture
  • Collecting, curating, exploring, reflecting on, and understanding current and past cultural artifacts and performances
  • Engaging communities through the public humanities
  • Exchanging intercultural understanding, including in the context of colonialism, postcolonialism, and decolonization
  • Integrating digital and technological approaches to understanding human history