To date, our associated organizations are:
- Alphaville – host organisation
- Maralinga Tjarutja Council
- Yalata Aboriginal Community
- Global Hibakusha Project
- Atomic Photographers Guild
- British Nuclear Test Veterans Association
- Australian Nuclear Veterans Association
- Wakefield Regional Council
- State Library of South Australia
- Allen & Unwin publishing
- Mayors for Peace
- In Place of War, Manchester University
- University of Winchester
- Queensland University of Technology
- University of Western Sydney
- University of New South Wales
- Murdoch University
- Graham F. Smith Peace Foundation
- City of Fremantle/ Australian Mayors for Peace
ALPHAVILLE (NUCLEAR FUTURES)
Alphaville is a Sydney based production company specialising in community arts projects that have environmental themes, working across local, national and international contexts. Previous projects have included Half a Life a verbatim play made with veterans of British Nuclear Testing, and Sixty Thousand Barrels a community engagement project, then an observational documentary film made with the Botany community about its struggle with toxic industrial waste. Alphaville’s creative producer, Paul Brown, is a scriptwriter and filmmaker specializing in verbatim theatre and documentary film.
YALATA ANANGU COMMUNITY
Yalata is a remote Anangu community on South Australia’s far west coast. Around 300 people live in the town – primarily Pitjantjatjara Anangu descended from the desert people in the north and north-west of SA. The families were resettled from Maralinga Tjarutja lands at the time of the British atomic bomb tests and the forced closure of the Ooldea Mission. These are significant post-colonial traumas causing social disruption and health impacts across generations.
AUSTRALIAN NUCLEAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION (ANVA)
The Australian Nuclear Veterans Association (ANVA) came into being in the early 1970’s. At first, it consisted of a group of men who had shared the experience of serving at Maralinga, South Australia. As time went by many of the men suffered a set of health problems they considered could be traced back to their service during the British run atomic tests. ANVA consolidated and formalised its organisation for advocacy and legal objectives, and membership was opened to all who had served at any of the three locations in Australia where British nuclear weapons tests took place: the Monte Bello Islands, Emu Clay Pan and Maralinga. Four decades on, the ANVA is in transition, as nuclear veterans become fewer as the years go by. The legacy and stories of the ANVA remain a significant narrative informing contemporary understandings of Australia’s historical, political and cultural association with the nuclear and atomic industry. As well as providing national links to a number of Australia’s surviving veteran communities, the partnership with ANVA’s South-Australian outfit in particular offers extensive support towards the community archive curation and valuable access to materials, facilities, networks and interviewees during the creative research process.
BRITISH NUCLEAR TEST VETERANS ASSOCIATION (BNTVA)
The BNTVA is the foremost Charity representing and supporting atomic veterans and their families in the United Kingdom. Initially established as a campaigning group, it grew to become a Charity in 2009 when its coverage expanded to encompass all UK veterans involved in the British Nuclear Weapons Testing Programme. BNTVA makes an extensive contribution to promoting education, support, research and enhancing the wellbeing of UK-based Vets who have worked within the atomic environments. Currently, the BNTVA is campaigning for official recognition by the British Government of all service and civilian personnel involved in Britain’s nuclear testing activities.
DOCUMENTARY AUSTRALIA FOUNDATION (DAF)
The Documentary Australia Foundation is a not for profit organisation supporting the partnership development between documentary films makers and philanthropic grantmakers or charitable organisations. DAF provides an effective online promotional platform, as well as support and resources, for approved documentary projects dealing with critical social issues. DAF aims to inspire grantmakers and philanthropists to invest in documentary projects as a means for promoting positive societal change and impact. Since DAF was established in 2007, it has facilitated the investment of $4.4 million in documentary film projects, through 500 different grants.
GLOBAL HIBAKUSHA PROJECT
Positioned from within the Hiroshima Peace Institute (see below) at Hiroshima City University, the Global Hibakusha Project is an international outreach initiative engaging with radiation-exposed communities located near nuclear sites, such as atmospheric weapons testing, manufacturing or power plant accidents. ‘Hibakusha’ refers to the surviving victims and communities of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings and is now used more broadly to describe atomic survivor communities worldwide. The key aims of the Global Hibakusha Project are to support the establishment of intercommunity connections, while enhancing community integrity and building hibakusha community resilience.
HIROSHIMA PEACE INSTITUTE (HPI)
The Hiroshima Peace Institute was established in 1998, as a research institute affiliated with Hiroshima City University. Located in Hiroshima, the city that experienced the first atomic bombing in human history, the HPI engages in a variety of research activities relating to peace, nuclear holocausts, disarmament, and the related international politics.
IN PLACE OF WAR (IPOW)
In Place of War is a project based within the University of Manchester that researches creativity in sites of armed conflict and has, over the past 7 years developed extensive international networks of artists and creatives making theatre, street art, music, spoken word and more in response to war (including the Cold War). In the new phase of the project, IPOW is developing an online space where artists can upload their work and interact with others online. This will be a living archive of art, music, theatre and spoken word coming out of sites of armed conflict. It will feature some of the most incredible creative work and ground breaking organisations in the world. This project will be developed in collaboration with international academics, technologists, citizen journalists, creative artists, political activists and social media developers. To date, IPOW has produced several books, websites, resources, films and international networks.