Creative Innovation 2017 (Ci2017)

Charity Partner

Creativity Australia

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Creativity Australia

Creative Universe and Creative Innovation Global are proud to support Creativity Australia, a charity founded by award-winning social entrepreneur Tania de Jong AM.

Creativity Australia is building a happier, healthier, more inclusive nation. We bridge the gap between people experiencing disadvantage and those more fortunate through the neuro-scientific benefits of community singing. We build supportive networks that help people connect to brighter futures.

Creativity Australia’s With One Voice program runs a network of community choirs in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. The choirs unite people aged 9 to 90, from all faiths and all walks of life: migrants, people with disabilities, job seekers, executives, seniors, students, refugees, asylum seekers and more.

With One Voice choirs are led by professional conductors and meet weekly, followed by supper. Through the Wish List, participants grant one another wishes big and small: such as free music lessons, language tuition and jobs. The choirs help people connect to whatever they need in life: friends, mentors, wellbeing, self-esteem, networks, skills and employment.

The With One Voice program has twice been named one of Australia’s top social innovations in Anthill’s Smart 100. In 2015 the program celebrated six years and, following Founder and Chair Tania de Jong AM’s TED talk ‘How Singing Together Changes The Brain’ Creativity Australia has received enquiries from across the globe. Pilot With One Voice programs are now under development in the USA and Holland.

Our annual Sing for Good video challenge swaps moustaches and ice-buckets for community singing, aiming to get families, friends, colleagues, sports teams and clubs singing together in every postcode across the nation. Find out more at  

The Conference Gala Dinner will support Creativity Australia’s With One Voice program. Donations received will go towards supporting the participation of disadvantaged people.

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Creativity Australia at Ci2015

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There are a host of incredible opportunities to partner with us on this world class innovation event. If you are interested in becoming a partner or creative collaborator for the upcoming conference, please contact:

Tania de Jong AM // Founder and Executive Producer
Tel: +61 (0)3 8679 6000

Alrick Pagnon // Creative Innovation Leader
Tel: +61 (0)3 8679 6000

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