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

Art, Money and Society: Private Funding, Public Benefit and Creative Social Enterprise

November 28, 2012

The University of Melbourne in collaboration with The Social Studio invite you to a public forum and launch of the report. This publication, which examines new models of the interrelationship between art, money and society both in Australia and internationally, is authored by Anthony White and Grace McQuilten.

A public forum with the authors and staff members of The Social Studio will discuss the content of the report and how creative social enterprise is transforming lives in inner Melbourne. This will be followed by a launch of the same report by Julian Burnside QC AO.

At the The University of Melbourne, Parkville. 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/

Sustainability at heart

October 16, 2012 12:00 am to October 31, 2012 12:00 am October 16, 2012 12:00 am to October 31, 2012 12:00 am

AbaF is pleased to present Alison Tickell, founder of Julie’s Bicycle UK and leading authority on environmental sustainability in the arts. Alison will discuss the role of environmental sustainability to the business and ethics of the arts and cultural industries. There are 4 presentations scheduled for around Australia this October and each presentation will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity for further discussion.

Julie’s Bicycle UK is a non-profit company helping the creative industries reduce their environmental impacts and develop new thinking in tune with global environmental changes.

Information on presentation venues, dates and how to book your seat can be found at http://www.abaf.org.au/arts/attend-events.html?eventid=2877

Romantic Conversations: The Human, Non-Human and Inhuman

November 16, 2012 12:00 am to November 17, 2012 12:00 am November 16, 2012 12:00 am to November 17, 2012 12:00 am

Call for Papers (Symposium) – RSAA Postgraduate Symposium
The University of Melbourne is holding the Romantic Conversations conference on the  16-17 November 2012. They are have a call out for papers – Abstract submissions by: 19 October 2012
More information www.symposium.rsaa.net.au

Keynote Speakers: Peter Otto (University of Melbourne), John Rundell (University of Melbourne), Bob White (UWA)


The Hero’s Handbook


If you’ve spent any time in the world of brands and marketing, you’ve heard of the challenger brand. We’re here to usher in a new kind of brand for the world we now live in:

Welcome to the era of the Hero Brand.

Hero Brands help solve problems mere mortals cannot. They have purpose and meaning beyond simply making money. They enjoy loyalty from their supporters (whether employee or customer), are easy to recognise and more resilient to financial downturns*.They are many of the most successful brands of today and the brands that will own tomorrow.

This guide explores what makes a Hero Brand and gives you some steps toward becoming one.

So pull up your undies, strap on your cape and let’s go up, up and away!

More information http://www.onethingivelearnt.com/books/heros-handbook/