Creativity Australia News
With One Voice Seed Funding – Round 14 NOW OPENSeptember 9, 2020
We are STILL offering 10 grants in 2020 of up to $10,000 for communities to start up their own With One Voice choirs.
The closing date for ALL applications is NOW – 5:00 pm, Friday 20th November 2020.
We will be reviewing applications as they are received, so the earlier you apply the more chance you have of being an awardee!
For more information, click HERE.
‘Getting Stronger’ – our Brisbane choir launch their Virtual Choir videoJune 5, 2020
When Covid hit and our With One Voice Brisbane choir had to cancel their annual Birthday celebration concert, their music leaders Cath Mundy and Jay Turner decided to think outside of the square to make sure they still brought their choir together to mark the occasion.
The married song-writing duo picked out a song they had written about strength and resilience and asked their members to record themselves singing it at home. The result was epic. See for yourself!
NEW! Online LIVE Sessions Now AvailableMarch 26, 2020
With social distancing and self isolation becoming our day to day reality, we at Creativity Australia wanted to ensure we were still delivering our inclusive With One Voice choir programs to our members and guests, even if we can’t be there with you in person.
In light of recent circumstances, we were forced to suspend in-person gatherings and come up with something to keep us all singing together during this time of hardship.
We enlisted the help of our amazing conductors – 16 of them to be precise, based all around Australia – to deliver LIVE online sessions every night of the week. Each weeknight, we will be offering at least two 30 minute LIVE broadcasts per night with a With One Voice Conductor. This means you have 16 different Conductors to choose from. You can tune in to as many sessions as you please and sing along at home to warms ups, tongue twisters and much loved songs.
Here’s snap (below) of Liz from Chatswood delivering her live session!
Click HERE to find out how you can join in!
Round 13 of our ‘Start a Choir’ Grants now open!November 15, 2019
To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, Creativity Australia is offering grants of up to $10,000 to people or groups who are wanting to start their own With One Voice choir.
Applications for round 13 will be accepted and considered up until 5:00pm, 31st May, 2020.
Can you help us reach our EOFY target?May 24, 2019
Double your donation up until June 30 to help us with our EOFY fundraising drive!
We need your help to keep our WOV Choirs running seamlessly. Your generous donations go towards all sorts of things like music, professional conductors, venue hire, staffing, publicity, digital marketing as well as all the boring bits like music licensing, public liability insurance and fees.
Most importantly though, it helps towards supporting people in need to be a part of these life-changing and life-saving programs.
Everything you donate during May and June 2019 will be kindly matched by our secret sponsor, up to the value of $100,000. How awesome is that?
All donations to us are tax deductible and we can provide you with a receipt to hand to your nominated tax agent.
Media Release – 3 more communities awarded with Seed funding grants!May 10, 2019
We are thrilled to announce that 3 more communities have been awarded seed funding to start their own With One Voice choirs.
The recipients – Kickstart Arts in Glenorchy, Hobart TAS, St Pauls in Burwood, NSW and Ben Woodd from Croydon, Adelaide SA – will establish inclusive community choirs open to all community members, regardless of whether or not they have singing experience or ability.
The three committees will now undertake mentoring from Creativity Australia whilst they are setting up the choirs. For more information, check out the full Press Release here.
NEW SEASON STARTING SOON!January 18, 2019
We’re about to start our new season of choir. Most choirs start back during the first week of February. Head to our ‘JOIN A CHOIR‘ page to see where your nearest choir is and why not head along and give it a try. No experience necessary, everyone welcome!
12 Reasons to Make Singing Your Happiness DrugDecember 11, 2018
Inspirational Melburnian – Tania de Jong AMOctober 29, 2018
Our Founder Tania de Jong AM hit the headlines last night when she was featured on the ‘Inspirational Melbourne’ section of the Channel 7 news.
The lovely Peter Mitchell visited our Creativity Australia HQ and spoke to Tania long with members of our combined Melbourne choirs about the benefits of community singing, our 10th Anniversary Concert and Tania’s plans for Creativity Australia in the future. Whilst he was here, the choirs treated Peter to a lively rendition of Singing in the Rain.
You can see the full story here:
To book tickets to see our choirs perform at Melbourne Town Hall on 2nd December 2018, please visit: https://events.humanitix.com.au/wobv
Media Release – Round 8 Seed Funding Grants Available NOWOctober 10, 2018
Round 8 of the With One Voice Community Choir Social Franchise Start-up fund is NOW open until November 16th 2018. Up to $10k up for grabs.
Click the link to read more..
Media release_Ten years of changing the world one voice at a timeSeptember 12, 2018
Accolades flood in for Aussie singing social entrepreneur! Tania de Jong AMSeptember 11, 2018
In a hat-trick of a week, Tania de Jong AM has this week walked away with three prestigious accolades, being named one of the Top 100 Women of Influence by the Australian Financial Review; number 33 of the Top 100 Most Influential Australian Entrepreneurs by Richtopia; and a finalist for Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Third Sector Awards.
This week’s announcements come on top of Tania’s already impressive list of accolades and awards, including being appointed a Member of the Order of Australia
(2008); being inducted into the AGSE Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame at Swinburne University (2010); receiving a Churchill Fellowship (1996); and being named Australian Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young (2006).
Tania said she was humbled by the announcements. “It’s been quite a week! I’m really honoured to have received this recognition, and to be alongside so many inspiring Australian women and social entrepreneurs who are being called out and celebrated for their vision, energy and impact,” she said.
“The news has definitely put a spring in my step and given me a renewed conviction of the importance of the work we’re doing to infuse a greater spirit of creativity, innovation and connection through the business world, the social sector and indeed all of society,” said Tania.
Tania is a speaker, singer, business woman, creative innovation catalyst and social entrepreneur. Over the years she has founded two charities, Creativity Australia and the With One Voice program and The Song Room, and a number of businesses, including Creative Universe, leading innovation conference Creative Innovation Global, Dimension5 co-working space, Inspiring Minds leadership programs, MTA Entertainment & Events and acclaimed singing group Pot-Pourri.
Alongside her work with her businesses and charity organisations, Tania does a large amount of public speaking, MC-ing, singing and performing and leadership development work. “There is such a shortage of great women speakers, let alone those who sing, and I’m set on being part of changing that!” she said.
Whether keynote speaking, singing and leading a leadership workshop, Tania works with businesses, government, schools and organisations to unleash greater creativity, unlock innovation capabilities, build ‘can do’ communities, help teams to prepare for rapid change and disruption, develop resilience and agility, and develop a more inclusive and diverse culture.
For interview opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 8679 6000.