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CuriousWorks enables communities to tell their own stories: powerfully and sustainably. Our ultimate goal is redundancy.
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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.

[MEET] Another Australia: Or dig deeper and browse stories from a particular person or group – check out Curtis Taylor, Matta Media and Matt Sutton to get started!

[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.

Website Credits:
Build and Architecture: the Interaction Consortium
Key Assets Design: Cecelia Charlesworth
Design and Architecture: Shakthi Sivanathan

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Positions Available – Community Director and Communications Director

CuriousWorks is looking to fill two leadership positions within the company. This is a rare opportunity to join an internationally engaged arts organisation producing cutting-edge grassroots and professional artistic programs.

The positions are based in, and work with, the communities of Western Sydney.

Learn more.

Positions Available – Community Director and Communications Director

CuriousWorks is looking to fill two leadership positions within the company. This is a rare opportunity to join an internationally engaged arts organisation producing cutting-edge grassroots and professional arts programs.

The positions are based in, and work with, the communities of Western Sydney.


Community Director
The Community Director is responsible for CuriousWorks’ Community Program. They collaborate with communities and key stakeholders to design and deliver a dynamic, engaging grassroots artistic program. The Community Director is an experienced community artist with significant program and producing experience.

This position is full-time. Salary is $65,000 -$70,000 p.a. + super. Applications due 4pm, 9 January 2015.

Download the application pack here for further information.


Communications Director
The Communications Director will be responsible for delivering comprehensive communication activity across a wide range of stakeholders and media platforms to build and promote the CuriousWorks brand. They cultivate and grow the CuriousWorks networks and audience, and build pathways for interaction and engagement with our stories.

This position is part-time. Salary is based on $70,000 p.a. pro rata at 0.6 FTE (three days per week) + super. Applications due 4pm, 9 January 2015.

Download the application pack here for further information.


CuriousWorks – Reshaping the Future through Storytelling

CuriousWorks is a non-profit organisation working at the intersection of arts, community and technology. We enable individuals and communities in the margins of Australian society to tell their story powerfully and sustainably. We seek to increase social, cultural and economic capital by building storytelling and leadership capacity.

CuriousWorks collaborates with communities to give them a voice through theatre, film and various forms of innovative digital art. We enable stories, empower storytellers and build cultural leadership capacity in communities who are misrepresented and marginalised in Australian society. CuriousWorks is committed to working deeply in communities over an extended period of time.

  • We increase social capital by building local networks in order to reduce social isolation and improve relationships between diverse groups.
  • We increase cultural capital through grassroots and professional artistic production to address mainstream Australian culture failing to reflect the depth and diversity of Australia.
  • We increase economic capital through education and skills development to increase productivity and participation, and address high socio-economic disadvantage.
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Helen’s family came from Greece in the 1960′s, fleeing the occupation of their island village by the Italian army; Maria, a Samoan Princess, was sent away from her tribe as ...

The Princess and the Bird explores heartfelt comparisons of the immigration experience through the narrative of Maria and Helen.

Helen’s family came from Greece in the 1960′s, fleeing the occupation of their island village by the Italian army; Maria, a Samoan Princess, was sent away from her tribe as a child to find a better life.

Meet Helen and Maria.

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 core, 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.

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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What happens when a philosopher and a comedian meet for dinner? Meet Khaled and Khaled.

Meet Khaled and Khaled. Two Lebanese fellas of different generations share the migrant experience of South Western Sydney.
What happens when a philosopher and a comedian meet for dinner? How good does a kebab taste when cooked in Arab drag?

Meet Khaled. And the other Khaled. Drop any preconceptions you have around passionate, fiery Muslim men. Just dive into perhaps the most delicious – certainly the most hilarious – episode of Meet+Eat yet.

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 core, 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.

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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Students for Life is a heartfelt reunion between an extraordinary teacher and a gifted student, both born and bred in South Western Sydney.

Students for Life is a heartfelt reunion between an extraordinary teacher and a gifted student, both born and bred in South Western Sydney.

Despite life’s unexpected twists, both women share uncompromising hope and strength, proving that life is what you make it.

Meet Sally and Jasmine.

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 core, 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.

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.