Toy to the world project

Toy to the World is currently a biennial charity art event involving a custom vinyl toy design competition that provides both the opportunity for public to witness art creation happening live and the chance for artists to exhibit works while contributing their creations to help raising funds to go toward HIV research in the hopes of improving the lives of those affected by it.

The event is split into two distinct parts, the Design Day launch event where artists can collect a plain white vinyl toy and begin work live with provided paints and markers; and the Exhibition & Auction where all the complete works are judged by respected industry judges and displayed while a 2 week silent auction runs. Artists may pre-register their interest for a time slot on the Design Day, or may register to receive a vinyl toy to complete before the Exhibition.

More Information http://www.pozible.com/index.php/archive/index/10656/description/0/0

Online Photography Fundraising Campaign

November 21, 2012 11:00 pm to November 27, 2012 11:00 pm

Photographer and environmentalist Michael Chew recently spent a year in Bangladesh working on climate adaptation, and is now running a campaign with the new Melbourne group Bangladesh Peasant Solidarity Network to fund raise and to share stories and images from the marginalised in Bangladesh. A beautiful photography book will chronicle vivid stories of hope and despair in urban and rural climate affected communities. All profits will support projects run by two grassroots Bangladeshi NGOs in these communities.

To learn more, see the images, or order online click here: http://bit.ly/QVnIZk and here startsomegood.com

 

Positive Posters

Can you help us put 3000 posters up around Australia? It’s simple and we’re going to tell you how. Click through for more information http://positive-posters.com/

Positive Posters is an Australian-based non-profit organisation that, with our community of designers, aims to raise international awareness for global social issues. We achieve this through an annual poster competition giving our community the opportunity to get together and have their say on a social issue or idea. Our community was founded upon our belief in the unrivaled ability of designers to create impact, communicate and spark revolutions.

Going Nowhere

November 23, 2012 11:00 am to November 25, 2012 11:00 am November 23, 2012 11:00 am to November 25, 2012 11:00 am

Arts House, Meat Market

Join us over three days at Arts House to explore the different ways that we – as artists and as audiences – can sustainably generate and share creative experiences across the globe.

Without anyone getting on a plane.

Download the Going Nowhere program (PDF, 995kb)

More information http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/ArtsHouse/Program/Pages/GoingNowhere.aspx

Human Rights Photo Competition 2012

There are two categories for entries: Under 18 and 18 & over. Each month we will choose a winner from each category, and towards the end of the year, and overall winners will be chosen from among the monthly winners.

Prizes for overall winners are Canon EOS-1100D Digital SLR Camera Single Kits and will be presented at our Human Rights Awards Ceremony which will be held in December 2012 in Sydney.

The Competition will close on COB Friday 23 November 2012. More information.

Games for Change Australia and New Zealand

November 15, 2012 11:00 pm to November 16, 2012 11:00 pm

We are producing an extraordinary experience for the City of Melbourne that will showcase and provide interactive experiences on how individuals and organisations can learn from the power of digital games and play to achieve positive social, educational and business outcomes.

This is an international event curated from the best in our region and around the world. The focus of the festival is to provide an experience to connect participants in the spirit of promoting, learning and collaborating. There will be an exciting cross section of participants, presenters and facilitators from a range of industries including games development, the arts, design, film makers, multimedia producers, professional business services, marketing, health, education, not for profit, government and the private sector.

RMIT University GEELab is the licence holder for Games for Change Australia-New Zealand, and we are partnering with innovative organisations in education, government, NGOs and in the corporate sector to support the growing interest in digital games, game thinking and play and to showcase how games can be used to deliver positive social outcomes in our communities.

More information and to register http://www.gamesforchange.org.au/about/