Digital Change Maker Apprenticeships

From the creators of Bindarri, comes our new project:

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We are looking for four passionate change makers to undergo an eight week intensive training program provided by some of Australia’s leading digital change makers.

Gain skills and experience in order to co-create strategy, build websites, communicate online and use social media to build movements of positive change.

There are no financial fees for the participants who will earn their stripes by producing various online projects and websites for real positive change projects.

Apprenticeships start on May 13th. Applications close: May 3rd.

http://collaboratory.org.au/apprentice/

I Want Change: Two decades of artistic defiance, disapproval and dissent

April 2, 2013 12:00 am to April 12, 2013 12:00 am

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Michael Agzarian |Brook Andrew | Zanny Begg | boat-people.org | Bindi Cole | James Dodd | Fiona Foley | Jamin | Ash Keating | Deborah Kelly | Azlan McLennan | MEEK | Van Rudd | Carl Scrase

Exhibition at LUMA

A shadowy figure sits cross-legged against a wall. Hands outstretched, he holds a placard above a beggar’s cup, scrawled with the text, “KEEP YOUR COINS, I WANT CHANGE.” MEEK’s iconic stencil, Begging for Change, sums up a sentiment that experienced a groundswell in contemporary art practice in Australia during the Howard era and has maintained an active presence to the current day. The War on Terror, our treatment of refugees, the environment, Indigenous identity and the GFC have each figured prominently as political issues that have occupied artists and their practices over the past 15 years. I Want Change takes a snapshot of these issues and the often public, performative and socially engaging working embraced by artists to voice their protest, criticism and concern.

Image credit: Begging for Change
Stencil, dimensions variable
Image courtesy of the artist

Co-Creative Communities: Forum and Lab

November 8, 2012 9:00 am to November 9, 2012 6:00 pm November 8, 2012 9:00 am to November 9, 2012 6:00 pm

Image Courtesey: Brenda Ann Kenneally

Storytelling Futures for Community Arts and Media

Co-Creative Communities brings together storytellers, broadcasters, filmmakers, artists, activists, cultural workers and researchers to discuss the challenges and opportunities that digital convergence and participatory media present for communities.

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Workshop: Social Media and Communications Essentials, 15 & 29 June 2012 – Strategy, Systems, Tips & Tools

June 15, 2012 June 29, 2012

Still finding the idea of implementing a social media strategy for your project or organisation a bit daunting? Have an idea for a campaign, enterprise or event and want to learn how you can effectively use social media and other online tools to build awareness, attract funding, engage supporters and build community?

This two day practical workshop will answer all your major questions, save you hours of stress, weeks of effort and kickstart your project, campaign or organisation’s presence online.

Learn how you can get started for minimal cost and with limited time and resources. Start developing a simple and easy to implement strategy that you can scale and adapt as you prepare to launch your campaign or build your business.  Continue reading “Workshop: Social Media and Communications Essentials, 15 & 29 June 2012 – Strategy, Systems, Tips & Tools”

Social Media for Not for Profit Conference

28th and 29th March 2012 | Two Day Conference
30th March 2012 | In-depth Masterclass
Hilton on the Park, Melbourne

Social media is playing an increasingly significant impact on the way we communicate. With the growing popularity of social media and its expanding reach potential, organisations are increasingly turning towards social media channels, particularly within the Not for Profit (NfP) sector. Not For Profits are utilising social media platforms to engage in the interactive nature of online social networks and create meaningful relationships with followers, and to develop an innovative approach to marketing and fundraising, all within the limited budget available to many NfP organisations.

The Social Media for Not for Profit conference will help determine whether your NfP organisation is making the most of social media as an innovative approach to cause marketing and fundraising. The agenda is designed to equip delegates with practical ideas on how to effectively use social media for NfPS, how to implement marketing and fundraising campaigns, how to choose appropriate social media communication channels and how to manage the new and evolving trends.

More Information http://www.informa.com.au/conferences/business/media/social-media-for-not-for-profit-conference

How to be a hero brand

INSPIRE YOUR PEOPLE & CUSTOMERS BY CREATING CHANGE IN THE WORLD, A MASTERCLASS

29 FEBRUARY 2012 / 8.30 -16.00

Economists, environmentalists and marketers are hotly debating the best way to get the public to adopt sustainable behaviours; big business brands are busy moving the debate from theory to action.

This masterclass will introduce the concept of a Hero Brand, helping you learn from some of the most innovative brands on the planet. We will give tried and tested tactics, case studies and share learning from participants.

More information http://www.republicofeveryone.com/events/