Creating Out Loud

Creating Out Loud

Creating Out Loud is a peer learning program that provides a framework to rethink current practices, extend and deepen professional networks, both within and beyond the arts and culture sector, and provides an opportunity to support each other through knowledge-sharing, goal setting, and collaboration.


TNA has run many of our programs in a peer-learning format since 2009. This new, landmark project in partnership with University of Queensland brings Dr Kate Power’s academic expertise to our approach, enhancing our work and providing real world examples for Dr Power’s research.

TNA and Dr. Power ran a pilot program in 2021, with 40 participants, and in 2022 we are completing a second, more intensive program, with 20 participants. All participants are participating in formal evaluation which will feed into the research outcomes.

In 2022, participants meet online for 7 sessions over 9 weeks and use a discussion guide to either:

  • dive into topics communicating value, sustainability, wellbeing, business models, and artistic practice. Discussions include evidenced based research to prompt individual reflection and group discussion and actions OR
  • follow a framework for goal-focused peer coaching of each participant.

Dr Power’s framework Creating Out Loud will be available for free for anyone to use, in the second half of 2022, once the research is complete.  

Highlights of the program: 

  • Independent arts workers are paid to participate.
  • ALL participants receive a $200 mental health allowance.
  • The guides have been developed by Dr Power, with input from TNA staff, facilitator Kate Sulan and participants. The guides have been reviewed by external diversity and inclusion consultants. Feedback has been continually integrated to promote a culturally safe and inclusive program.
  • Participants can choose to self-facilitate their group, or have Dr Power facilitating.

For more information about the research project you can head to the University of Queensland project website.

For more information about this program or TNA’s peer learning approach, please get in touch.


Discussion Guide Library

Download the Discussion Guides and slide decks for your own use.


Launch of the Creating Out Loud Guides

TNA has been working with Dr Kate Power, University of Queensland, to develop resources for self-directed peer-learning conversations. We are launching the Guides with an industry briefing on with our reference group partners.