2021 was QUITE a year!
We’ve hung in there… growing networks and delivering across regional Victoria, while still navigating the challenges of the Covid environment. Thanks to partnerships with 37 organisations and the marvel of technology, we reached out from ‘our’ place to ‘yours.’ We sparked discussion, shared wisdom, and fortified each other to keep going.
Read on for highlights or Get in touch if you’d like more information: Find out how we can support your community and creative sectors.
PROJECT: Central Bendigo Finding Flood Solutions
We provided communications and engagement support for a flood investigation in Central Bendigo that was led by the City of Greater Bendigo and Water Modelling Solutions (WMS). This project included developing a communications plan, implementing engagement activities, and facilitating community discussions. It also gave local residents the opportunity to stay informed and contribute to solutions. You can still have your say here
We assisted not-for-profit Saltworks to expand the scope of their programs, and build community connections. This involved:
– auditing communication tools and engagement platforms;
– providing strategies and improvements to increase participation and engagement;
– kick starting and implimenting new engagement initatives;
In all, this work generated new interest and partnerships for expanded community services. Find out more
PROJECT: 10/10 Youth Mentoring
By linking community leaders with young aspiring adults, we facilitated a 10-month capacity building program for 20 passionate young people. They were matched with 20 like-minded local business mentors who helped them grow their talents, confidence, and leadership skills. This included regular contact, conversation, and participation in structured monthly zoom sessions. Check it out further
ArtsACTION delivered free upskilling and professional development for creatives. It was offered in 2021 for a 3rd and 4th time. We’ve reached and included 600 people to date who are accessing online resources. We’ve also had 180+ attend workshops. The feedback from participants has been heart-warming:
Fantastic resources and professional support. The best I’ve had to support me in my ten+ years as a practicing artist. Ellen Sorenson, Ballarat
ArtsACTION is open until April 2022. Sign up here
PROJECT: Let’s Pivot
Let’s Pivot is an online initiative supporting community leaders, organisations, and individuals, assisting them to adapt to Covid and a range of other challenges. We completed our inaugural Let’s Pivot program with 8 regional partners, supporting them to move forward with success!
Let’s Pivot reached more than 10,000 people and had 360+ direct participants. It helped to build resilience through communications campaigns, resources, workshops, and supportive networks.
We are offering Let’s Pivot again for a further 8 communities. Become a partner here
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