Are you passionate about community wellbeing and the arts?
Do you want to create meaningful change and a fairer more caring society?
The With One Voice movement is about strengthening communities and inspiring individuals to find their voice. We believe empowered individuals and supportive communities are better placed to solve society’s big challenges including cross-cultural integration, unemployment, mental illness, productivity, skills shortages, loneliness and isolation, family fragmentation, homelessness and more.
A With One Voice program is more than just singing with your local community choir. It is an opportunity to create real connections between the diverse people in your community. It is about reaching out to those who are experiencing disadvantage and encouraging the socially advantaged in our community to engage with, learn from and help these people.
We encourage you to start your own program with local funding. However, we also have a limited number of seed grants up to $10,000 available. These grants are competitive. Find out more HERE.
Apply to establish your own choir
Creativity Australia have created a series of How To Guides, videos and resources to assist any local community establish a With One Voice choir, enabling you to change lives and build healthier, happier, more inclusive and stronger communities.
By establishing a local community choir under the auspices of Creativity Australia (as a registered charity) you hold a licence that enables the choir to raise funds to support projects and initiatives at a local level.
If you would like to establish a choir in your local community, submit an Expression of Interest outlining who you are, your community and the need. The best applicants are those that demonstrate a clear understanding of the With One Voice model, have already socialised the idea of starting a program in their community and have a small group of interested people who will support the program.
Community groups are expected to gain additional funding support from their local councils, foundations and businesses in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of their local program.
To maximise our financial capacities and create viable community programs, Creativity Australia favour applications where 50% of the funds are matched by the applicant organisation and/or local community.