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CuriousWorks enables communities to tell their own stories: powerfully and sustainably.
We’re constantly innovating the connection between art, education and technology.
We’re steadily building a future where all Australians have regular access to self-directed, compelling stories from the margins of our society.
We do not document or represent those in the margins. We give them the tools and the training to speak for themselves.
We respectfully collaborate with communities to create innovative, acclaimed artistic product that celebrates their culture.
Step by step, we’re growing a new generation of storytellers by building cutting-edge arts and media capacity in the most under-resourced places in the country. Our process empowers – rather than exploits – those communities and brings long term, positive change to lives of our storytellers.
Our ultimate goal is redundancy. Learn more about our purpose and mission here.
So what does all that mean for you? It means that you have here a sea of fresh Australian stories to dive right in to; an array of folks fostering change in every corner of the continent to meet; and a spread of tricks and tips to become a new storyteller yourself.
[WATCH] Another Australia: To get started, dive into these beautiful bursts of cinema. This journey is a collection of our favourite CuriousWorks stories.
[BUILD] Another Australia: Ready to tell stories yourself? CuriousWorks provides training and production services in filmmaking, creative online media and innovative art events for your community. Our passion is to build your capacity to tell your own story in your own way. We’ve worked with schools, councils, non-profits, businesses and individuals of every age and background, throughout the country. Click here to learn more and start building the capacity of your community to fuse the ancient power of storytelling with the contemporary power of new technologies.
CuriousWorks is thrilled to be contributing three Meet+Eat episodes to the Recipe for Harmony project. This eBook for primary school students around the country celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity through stories of food.
If you’re a teacher curious about this wonderful eBook, head to this link to peruse the stories and the corresponding teacher’s resources.
The press release from producing company Cultural Infusion is as follows:
Cultural Infusion has created an eBook for primary students which launched nationally today celebrating Australia’s cultural diversity. Recipes for Harmony, a free resource, includes stories of Australians from different backgrounds including AFL star Bachar Houli, Triple J Heywire winner Tiffany Davey and Masterchef Australia contestant Alice Zaslavsky as well as documentaries by CuriousWorks.
Held at Collingwood College in Melbourne, the launch featured key speakers including Principal Dale Perichon, Parliamentary Secretary Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Scanlon Foundation’s CEO, Anthea Hancocks and Cultural Infusion’s CEO, Peter Mousaferiadis. The charismatic Alice Zaslavsky was present to teach her recipe, featured in the book, to the delight of students from years 5 and 6.
Peter spoke of the importance of “cultural diversity as humanity’s greatest asset. As a global society we have the opportunity to draw on diverse ideas, skills and knowledge to foster innovation, creation and progress for a richer and more harmonious world.”
Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells addressed the children about her experience growing up. “We had different foods in our lunch box. There was a lot of swapping that went on because we had children from many different backgrounds. We learnt from a young age that it doesn’t matter where you come from. When you share your food, you share your heart.”
Developed for the Australian Government Department of Social Services and the Scanlon Foundation to coincide with Harmony Day (March 21) and A Taste of Harmony celebrations (16 – 22 March), the eBook, complete with language tools and videos, is accompanied with a comprehensive education resource guide with hours of classroom activities for schools all year round.”
FIELD OF DREAMS gives us a deep insight into the cultural significance of dance and offers us an inspiring example of how dance has helped two families build new communities in Hume.
Meet Dhammika & Nayana.
Meet+Eat is an online documentary series in which people from very different backgrounds, sit down, share a meal and have a yarn.Meet+Eat explores the charming and compelling stories of people from two of Australia’s most culturally rich and diverse regions of Australia: Hume in Victoria and South Western Sydney – where you can walk down the street and meet the world.
At its heart, Meet+Eat is about celebrating diversity. Meet the truck drivers, musicians, comedians, teachers and grandmothers of these places. Over the series, you hear their stories of immigration, identity, personal challenges and personal victories. We would love to hear what you have taken from this film, so please comment below or connect and comment on our Facebook page.
Meet+Eat is an initiative of CuriousWorks, with the generous support of VicHealth, Scanlon Foundation, Arts NSW, Australia Council and Hume City Council’s Community Grants Program.
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CuriousWorks is a registered Australian charity to which you can make tax deductible donations. We are constantly working towards our own redundancy, empowering the community itself to embed our model into its everyday life: and this is what makes your donation to us unique in the charity landscape.
Our model for community engagement is an award-winning, future-focused model that centres on new technologies, skills development, professionalism and sustainable outcomes. 100% of your donation will go towards implementing that model: and you are welcome to specify what project, place, person or idea you would like your donation to go to, if you prefer if that way.
Your donation is also an investment in a critically needed form of media: honest, compelling stories from the margins of our society, but from the perspective of the insider.
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For those who donate: from the bottom of our curious hearts, thank you.
CuriousWorks is grateful for the generous support in 2015 of Australia Council for the Arts, ArtsNSW, Nelson Meers Foundation, The Funding Network, VicHealth, Scanlon Foundation and Hume City Council; and we are proud to be partnering with Carriageworks and The Streaming Museum for our key productions. We would especially like to thank Liverpool City Council for their support in housing our main offices in the top floor of Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.