We were asked to deliver a creative project centred on recovery, resilience and rebuilding community for the future in partnership with the Toowoomba Regional Council. Various stakeholders were consulted to identify young people to participate in the project. We then delivered a series of arts-based workshops to produce content that would celebrate community, develop skills, produce and showcase local stories, and provide opportunities for young people to engage with the broader community.
Ipswich City Council asked us to deliver a youth forum to inspire young people to create change in their communities. We delivered a leadership workshop for members of the Ipswich Youth Council followed by a two-day youth forum open to all young people from the region. The forum featured inspiring talks by a range of speakers and brought together local service providers, Council members, facilitators and young people.
We conducted a filmmaking project with young people who attend alternative education facilities. A community art framework was used along with documentary film making techniques to engage young people and survey their views and experiences on disengagement and reengagement with learning. The participants’ skills in filming, sound recording, lighting and production were developed in the process of putting together a high quality video documenting themes connected to alternative education.
We conducted a stop motion animation workshop for young people through the Multicultural Development Association. The workshop allowed the participants to tell a story through a multitude of visual art forms including plasticine, craft, drawing, painting and collage, learning basic camera skills in the process.
Mission Australia asked us to develop resources for young people with ASD, the services working with them, and family and friends. We worked with a group of young people with ASD to develop artwork, animations, sound effects and interviews that spoke of their experiences and the benefits of having ASD. We produced a series of 4 postcards using participant’s artwork, and a DVD of stop-motion animations interspersed with interviews with material generated by the young people.
In partnership with Somerset Regional Council we delivered a digital storytelling project centred on disaster recovery. We worked with stakeholders across the Somerset region to celebrate community, develop skills, produce and showcase local stories, and provide on-the-job training opportunities for local young people. With the help of our young crew we produced a series of community documentaries celebrating the community’s recovery and resilience.
We produced a video for Artslink Queensland to promote the value of supporting the arts and cultural and community development in regional South East Queensland.
The Youth Advocacy Centre (YAC) approached us to develop a logo, social media and online presence, and short campaign video aimed at lobbying against the current Queensland law allowing 17 year olds to be placed in adult prisons.
The Create Foundation approached us document the views and ideas of young people in care at their National Youth Advisory Council Summit. We worked with two young delegates from each state and territory to produce a video that offered recommendations to improve the foster care system in Australia. The young delegates learned skills in media relations. They developed a presentation, produced a video and presented their recommendations to decision makers and business leaders.