Sunita Bala is a visual artist and creative producer who specialises in inclusive practices that inspire community to use the arts to engage in innovation, critical thinking and advocacy. She is the President of Lismore based, post disability arts company Realartworks, the Deputy Chair of Creative Lismore and represents Realartworks.Inc on the Lismore Creative Steering Committee.
Sunita is the founder of The Creative Women’s Circle FNC and co founder of ARCH, a creative response for communities and essential services responding and recovering from natural disaster. Most recently, Sunita spearheaded a project with the University of Rural Health to work with indigenous communities to create models for Social Engagement, uniting the Creative Industries with Health.
Sunita’s work reflects her commitment towards cultural leadership and the role that the creative industries play in creating growth and innovation. “I’ve been lucky to work with artists and arts workers collaborating together because of our concern for social change. Where some people may see only uncertainty and deficiency, artists committed to social change see assets, opportunity, possibility, and potential for transformation!”