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Pia Lanzinger – collaborative art and social games

Pia Lanzinger creates socially-engaged art with places and communities, or in her words “focuses on collaborative projects in public spaces that attempt to notice the breaks and inconsistencies in the conditions of daily existence, and enable communicative experimentation.“   Thanks to Spaced 2, Western Australian Museum, City of Greater Geraldton, Pia will be working on “Geraldton […]

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Julian Canny

Julian Canny — A funny approach to growing the arts

Julian Canny grew up in Geraldton and after living around WA has returned with a mission to make people laugh. His venture ‘The Comedy Emporium’ is at heart a stand-up comedy promotion business which is now expanding its role to include other commercial arts programs. Julian says, “Our whole idea is to encourage comedians in regional WA, growing […]

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Fast and Female

Brooke Darlington — Empowerment through Sport

Brooke Darlington runs the non-profit enterprise ‘Fast and Female Australia’ whose mission is empowerment of young women aged 9 to 19 through sport.  Fast and Female Australia run events for girls aged 9 to 19 encouraging them to participate in sport and to stay in the sport they already participate in. They also support parents, teachers […]

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Euan Beamont

Euan Beamont — turning waste into energy

Euan’s background in agriculture and passion for a sustainable future have lead him to partner with Tom Vogan (an engineer), in facilitating the development of the bioenergy industry in Western Australia. Together, Euan and Tom formed Energy Farmers four years ago and have since worked on a number of projects and developing new technologies to turn organic waste […]

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Julie Firth

Drylands Permaculture Farm — Foundation for the future

The transition from the cool, wet and volcanic, fertile soils of rural Taranaki New Zealand, into the hot, dry infertile lands of the Midwest of Western Australia is a dramatic challenge when establishing a livelihood in primary production, and pioneering endeavour in Permaculture. For Julie Firth, owner and manager of the ‘Drylands Permaculture Farm’, it […]

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Imagination Games — philanthropists funding fun

This is a Guest Post by Jo Jackson King — Catalyst graduate, author, occupational therapist, pastoralist and social entrepreneur. A beautiful idea can remain forever in the ether without cash and energy for a rescue. I think this is what would have happened to our beautiful idea without The Funding Network Australia. The Funding Network […]

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Featured Member: Natasha Colliver

As David Bornstein, author of “How to Change the World” said: “Social entrepreneurs identify resources where people only see problems. They view the community as the solution, not the passive beneficiary. They begin with the assumption of competence and unleash resources in the communities they’re serving.” (http://wildpollinators.org 2012) This quote really resonated with me, as […]

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