Sunita Bala

Sunita specialises in inclusive practices that inspire community engagement and collaboration and most recently has focused on producing projects driven by post disability artist that use their skills and experiences to facilitate community recovery and resilience through community narratives.
 
Sunita co-facilitated ARCH, Arts Recovery Community Hub; a direct response to the 2017 Lismore Flood that has since been used as a successful case study for creative community recovery by the United Nations.
 
Sunita co-creatively produced The Overtopping a multi arts response to recovery commissioned by Regional Arts NSW for Artstate Lismore, and co-facilitated the resulting Overtopping Studio, a creative community hub run by flood affected creatives activating empty CBD shop spaces.
 
She was the project manager for Waste to Art, a partnership with Lismore City Council that developed a series of onsite creative residencies for flood affected artists at the Lismore City Waste Centre and engaged over 200 community participants.
 
Sunita is the deputy chair of Creative Lismore and on the Lismore Creative Steering Committee that is committed to promoting and growing a Creative Industry that is vibrant and culturally significant.
 
“Where some people may see only poverty and deficiency, artists committed to social change see assets, opportunity, possibility, and potential for transformation!”
 
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