Meet Tom Murray of the Creative Documentary Research Centre

Macquarie University has established a documentary-focused research centre that aims to boost Australian factual productions.

The arts sector has suffered a substantial decrease in funding over the last decade, which has been exacerbated more recently throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. With limited sector funding, Australian universities are thinking more about how to provide creative artists with a pathway to practice their work, and ensure the continuation of creative arts outputs within the community.

As a direct response to this, Macquarie University last year launched the Creative Documentary Research Centre (CDRC) within the Faculty of Arts, which intends to support the creative productions of its members and students across all documentary media (screen, audio, photography, digital media and forms of writing).

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports