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Together we can change the world… one voice at a time.
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Loneliness is the global epidemic of our times. More than 2 in 5 people feel socially isolated and unheard. This leads to mental and physical health issues and economic disadvantage.
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 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.
WHAT WE DO
Creativity Australia was founded in 2008 by award-winning social entrepreneur and soprano Tania de Jong AM.
It is a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) 1 charity and all donations are fully tax deductible. This includes participant contributions.
Read our Annual Report to learn more about the charity and the impact we create. Creativity Australia has been recognised as one of the top social innovations (Anthill) in Australia for the past 4 years. Creativity Australia received the Melbourne Award 2016 for Contribution to Community by a Community Organisation.
THE WITH ONE VOICE CHOIRS
Creativity Australia’s With One Voice choirs welcome people from all faiths, cultures and backgrounds, aged 9 to 90. Age, race, language, religion, disability and disadvantage fade away.
The choirs are led by professional conductors and meet weekly, followed by supper. Participation is by tax deductible donation.
Are you looking for a joyful creative outlet? Perhaps you are struggling with stress, mental illness, loneliness or unemployment? Whoever you are and whatever language you speak, you are warmly invited to join us in song.
The neuroscience of singing is proven to make people happier, healthier, smarter and more creative.
When diverse people sing together on a regular basis, we create supportive communities better-placed to solve some of society’s biggest challenges, such as mental illness, cultural tension and unemployment.
Through the Wish List, participants grant one another wishes big and small, such as free music lessons, language tuition and jobs.
The With One Voice program is recognised as one of Australia’s top social innovations Participant surveys and testimonials reveal the impact of the program, but we invite you to experience a With One Voice choir first-hand!
Here are some key statistics from a recent Program Evaluation by Swinburne University.
98% of participants experience less stress
91% use the program to bond with others
84% say they have made new friends/relationships
79% have learned new things
71% have improved community involvement
66% feel less depressed (30% neither agreed nor disagreed because not everyone who comes to the program is depressed)
60% have gained improved understanding of other cultures and people
52% say granting wishes and helping others has enriched their life
Currently around 68% of With One Voice choir members are subsidised… a figure which has improved by around 10% in recent months! We would love your generosity to support more disadvantaged participants.
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Creativity Australia supports and engages with a broad range of people, organisations and groups including: