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December 2015 Newsletter
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In the lead up to the festive season Make a Change and Outside the Square are celebrating creative changemakers!  #creativecommunities are the heart of resilient regional communities. 
 If you are in Central Victoria connect with other creatives at the next Outside the Square : 14 December 2015 Outside the Square: Creative Communities

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Read our many stories on creativity in regional Australia here

It has been a HUGE year for us here at Make a Change Australia. We have forged a new partnership with a national Not for Profit, with a new office based in Melbourne. Look out for more news and details about this shortly!

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Let's Nut it Out is our first event for 2016 in Central Victoria for changemakers, social entrepreneurs and anyone wanting to start the year with impact and new directions for changemaking.

Special thanks to all our supporters for Creative Communities & the energy and enthusiasm of City of Greater Bendigo Mayor Rod Fyffe. (Pictured miming Outside the Square with Karen Corr above!)
Happy Changemaking from Karen Corr and the Make a Change team.
Outside the Square Event

6.30pm - 9.00pm     The Schaller Studio cnr Bayne & Lucan Street, Bendigo

This festive season celebrate Bendigo's Creative Communities
with Outside the Square!

For makers, doers, supporters, and even shoppers who want to buy unique local handmade gifts for Christmas. Come along, connect, kickstart new initiatives, back good ideas and share plans for 2016.

For more details & register for this free and essential event
for creatives visit our website.

Thanks to all the Creative Community Sponsors

Welcome to our Changemaker Showcase. 

Do you know someone making change happen in your community or business? 
Share their story with us & we will profile them in our next newsletter
Artsolution empowers communities through creativity
Max Levi Frieder is Artolution, empowering communities through creativity. Artolution has composed over 200 murals in 12 nations, including the Peace Square Mural, by Israeli and Palestinian bereaved families, and presented at the United Nations building.

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Creative Kind
Melanie Lee is the founder of Creative Kind.  She is making a change by empowering children to connect with their own innate creativity and to amplify their voice. She says; "It isn't about teaching. It is about listening and co-creating together."

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The Creative Economy in Regional Communities

The Creative Economy

In 2016 Make a Change are teaming up with Jump Leads to invigorate and invest into creativity in regional Australia.

Sharon Seyd director of Jump Leads writes about the important role creativity has in our economy.

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Art Postcards Celebrate Local Visual Artists

Art Postcards Celebrate Local Visual Artists

We were proud to support ART Postcards project in mid October. Testing the Pop Up Art business model of exhibiting miniature works, demonstrating the larger artistic offering of our the region.

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Let's Nut it Out Bendigo 2016

Let's Nut it Out

Start your year and changemaking initiatives with real impact, new solutions and powerful connections with Let's Nut it Out

An all day workshop in Central Victoria for you to get expert advice on all aspects of your changemaking.  You will benefit from this if you are a changemaker, social entrepreneur, project manager or just starting out to make a difference in business or community. 

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Outside the Square received its first lots of funding from the Community Foundation for Central Victoria

Funding Awarded

Our Outside the Square Living Together in Bendigo program received it's first lot of funding from the Community Foundation for Bendigo and Central Victoria.

This is great news as we have a big vision for this program for 2016 and other partners are coming on board.




Make a Change Austraia partnership announcement

Partnership Announcement

We are excited to announce our new partnership with a national Not for Profit. We are now based in Melbourne and Bendigo.

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Inviting Partners to Nut it Out

Inviting Partners to Nut it Out

Let's Nut it Out is a transformational skill development event for changemakers and social entrepreneurs.

If you want to join Make a Change to help others make a difference we would love to hear from you.

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Inviting Partners to Nut it Out

Living Together

Outside the Square brings local people together to think differently and create positive change in our community. 

We are inviting you along with our partners Community Foundation Central Victoria and Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services to present the 2016 Outside the Square series "Living Together."

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Karen Corr speaking on Collective Leadership

Taking a Stand for Climate Change

Karen was asked to speak at the recent Climate Change March in Bendigo as part of a global response in the lead up to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change.

Karen highlighted the need for a "Collective Leadership" approach where we all have a role to play.

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